Yellow, Blue & Red – Colombia Comes To Chicago

“Yellow, blue and red are the 3 colors in the flag of the Republic of Colombia. In Spanish: Amarillo, Azul y Rojo [ ah-mah-ree-yoh, ah-zool e roh-ho ]. The colors have been described as representing elemental concepts such as sovereignty and justice (yellow), loyalty and vigilance (blue), and valor and generosity (red); or simply the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The essence that makes Colombia and Colombians what and who they are and the way they live life. YB&R aims to represent that soul and essence in every dish, served by the chef with the same hospitality Colombian homes are known for.”

A Colombian friend of mine told me about Yellow, Blue & Red and I was immediately intrigued. According to their website they are essentially a pop-up restaurant and will be “on tour” around the US.  You must be invited/referred by a previous guest and they only have 1 table for 6 people. The best part, the meal is gratis, no check, nothing.

It sounds like it is pretty exclusive but they also do private dinners. I am hoping I can be apart of a dinner with my Colombian friends soon! I will keep you posted. If anyone knows of a previous guest, please let me know!

In the meantime, fest your eyes on this:

Ajiaco (Soup)
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Mojicon Cake & Burnt Marshmallow
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The Mind of a Chef (Preview) Coming to PBS Nov. 9, 2012

Anthony Bourdain hosts the new show on PBS that will focus on going “inside” the mind of David Chang of Momofuku fame. “The Mind of a Chef is a reinvention of a travel-cooking show,” says Bourdain. “This season we go inside the kitchen, the world, and the mind of chef David Chang. This show is a chance to explore that mind in all its tangled glory.”

I did not get to catch all of the Layover shows so I am looking forward to seeing what Anthony Bourdain can do with this format.

Spend the Day at The Art Institute of Chicago | Terzo Piano

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My mother had an artist friend visiting and I was invited to join them for the afternoon at The Art Institute of Chicago.  It has been awhile since I’ve gotten my culture on at a museum and the dreary, cloudy Chicago day had me extra happy to be invited (and of course seeing my mom). A nice surprise upon arrival was free admission to Illinois residents the first and second Wednesday of every month.

Before tackling the Modern Wing we decided to fortify ourselves with some lunch at Terzo Piano. It’s worth noting that Continue reading

Craft Spirit Week Chicago – Celebrating the Art of Fine Spirits | Oct 1st – 6th

Be apart of Chicago’s first Craft Spirit Week! The week will include tastings and events with the mid-week feature of the Independent Spirits Expo on October 3rd. Their mission:

Real spirits is real taste, and the ever-growing community of craft distillers and craft drinkers is privvy to experience these spirits like never before! Through tastings, parties, dinners, seminars, and more, we bring the spirits straight from the source – from those who make them to those who enjoy them.

Tastings will happen all over town including The Whistler, Fountainhead, Big Jones and Jerry’s Sandwiches. Check out the calendar of events. I am even loving their logo. See you there!

celebrating the art of fine spirits. made by hand. drank by hand..