Tag Archives: Champagne

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Still Flying High: Oriole, Chicago, September 2018

Oriole is the best restaurant in Chicago. There, I said it. I don’t normally proclaim anything “the best” simply because it almost always involves both objective criteria and subjective criteria. Food that is wonderful to me may […]

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Norman’s, Orlando, Florida, June, 2018

Every year a few million folks go to Orlando to visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and Sea World. I go every year or two for Photoshop World and the food, not necessarily in that order. Photoshop […]

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Booth One, Chicago, April 2018

Way back on October 1, 1938, a restaurant called The Pump Room opened in a hotel that was then called The Ambassador East. Over the next 40 years or so, virtually every celebrity that passed […]

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Steadfast, Chicago, December, 2017

It was just over a year ago that we paid our first visit to Steadfast, the main restaurant in Chicago’s Klimpton Gray hotel. We enjoyed it, as I wrote here. This year, Valeria, her mom […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 2, Ravières to Montbard

As I hope you have already seen in A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 1, A Balloon Ride Over Burgundy, we arose early on our 5th day aboard La Belle Epoque for an […]

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Intro, Chicago, November 2016

How do the years roll by so quickly? It has been almost 2 years since I last wrote about Intro, shortly after it filled the space formerly occupied by L2O. The concept for the new […]

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A Holiday Season Dinner at Allium

Several years ago there was a trend for high-end hotels (Ritz, Four Seasons, and the like) to convert their high-end restaurants to something more casual. Some of the conversions were successful, some not so much. […]

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A Taittinger Champagne Dinner at Sepia

I love Champagne. Real Champagne. Capital “C” Champagne from the region of the same name in France. To my taste, almost all of the great wines that France has given the world have been equaled […]

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Oriole Flies High in the Culinary Sky

There’s a new restaurant in town that will almost certainly join the ranks of the Michelin-starred best. It’s named in homage to Baltimore and is quite a challenge to find even with a state-of-the-art GPS or […]

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Valentine’s Day Part 1: Cards, Flowers and The Kitchen

I am a foodie. Yeah, I know. Huge surprise if you know me or have read a few of the entries on this website. So what do I think of when planning something for Valentine’s […]

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