Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stunning Dinner at 42 grams!!!!

I interrupt the Burgundy journey because I want to get this post published on the amazing meal we had at 42 grams! here in Chicago...

it started with a warm welcome by Alexa (of Jake and Alexa the owners) at the front door.  We also met Emily the other hostess and got the first sight of the kitchen and the counter we would share with six others for the evening-

Following in the Next model - this is a ticketed meal and WOW what a show--- here is the menu and then I will go through the dishes and some photos of the staff working on our fabulous meal prep and the way - it is BYO so you can bring some special wines - in our case we brought a 2003 Chablis and a 1996 Morey St Denis- Les Ruchots from Arlaud... both were excellent pairings-

like next- they have the centerpiece as part of the meal- here the chips we had for the course they described as breaking bread- are located in the arrangement - but more on that later-

Alexa describes a course- some she gives tips on the method to best savor the flavors -

our starter cocktail!

the cucumber salad-

the coconut course-

the seafood and fish course-

egg (seed and grains)

OMG pork belly tacos!

sweetbreads - YUM!

the main to end all main courses- a literally melt in your mouth A5 wagyu beef that shared the plate with powdered bone marrow for an all beef essence experience! This course might be my all time favorite course at any place any time!

an excellent root beer based dessert-

the cheese course- like a giant cheeto!

coffee (not liquid) for our final dessert-

and a shot of the luxe ladies room to end the post- LOL

would love to go into a lot more detail but we are leaving town right this minute so this will have to do-
more on the Burgundy trip coming up next-

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