Peruvian Street Food in Chicago – Tanta |River North

Tanta Chicago Quinoa BurgerWith dozens of restaurants around the world under his belt famed Peruvian Chef Gastón Acurio brings Peruvian street food with its Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Incan influences to Chicago delivered in an upscale package.

The space is bright, lively and a welcome addition to River North. There is a bar and outdoor space on the second floor so keep it in mind for summer.

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Serious Meat at Theresa – Munich, Germany

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Theresa is a bustling trendy steak house on theressienstrasse in Munich. For a high-end restaurant the vibe was comfortable and I really felt at home there. I mean, there is a bowling alley in the basement. The restaurant was full and everyone looked like they were having fun, I know I was.

The menu changes regularly and features meat from Spain and Germany served medium with herb-butter. You can choose your meat table side or off the menu starting from 150 grams and up. Below is what 250 grams looks like. Continue reading

I Died & Went to Wine Heaven – Drake Hotel, Chicago

Vintage Portfolio Tasting SignI was lucky to be invited to the Winebow Vintage Portfolio Tasting at the Drake Hotel  by Anna Lisa Tempestini. She is the proprietor and winemaker at Fattoria Resta in Buonconvento, Tuscany.

Winebow Vintage Tasting Gold Coast Room The DrakeHundreds of wines were showcased from around the world.

Vintage Portfolio Tasting Wine GlassesGetting in early was nice as it gave me time to peruse the tables and have some good conversations with the wine makers.  Two that I am really excited to share are Martin del Nero and Root: 1. Continue reading