Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chicago Eats

I've heard about the concept of farm-to-table but I'd never experienced it first hand at a restaurant. Our friend who planned and organized this trip to Chicago did some serious research and dug up an amazing farm-to-table restaurant, Nightwood. Nightwood is located in Chicago's historic Pilsen neighbourhood. I wasn't planning to blog about our dinner until the relaxed atmosphere, food and delightful service swept me off my feet.  

The exposed brick walls, quirky artwork, tasteful splashes of colour and soft lighting made for a warm and welcoming visit. The staff consisted of friendly hipsters who were very patient with our boisterous group.

The food was a little bit of heaven. The salad was fresh, with the perfect amount of a subtle, but tasty dressing. The biscuits were a refined balance of crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. The entrees of chicken and pasta were beautifully seasoned. The pasta was even hand made! 

Are you drooling yet?

Nightwood's vegetable garden.