Chicago for Birthday Fun

Sunday, 3 October 2010
I flew to Chicago this past week to visit my best friend Casey for her birthday. We had a lovely time with all kinds of fun things on the "to do" list including visiting a fabulous new restaurant downtown: Girl & the Goat.

The restaurant is run by Chef Stephanie Izard, which if you follow Top Chef, you may remember from one of the first seasons. She won and has gone on to amazing success. The restaurant had amazing ambiance and we were able to step up to the bar and quickly order a drink (to me, this is a good indicator on how the night goes dining in an in-demand place).

Casey and I, Bert (her husband) and Carter (our friend) were seated close to the time of our reservation and we had a nice table next to the window. We started off by ordering from the "bread menu" which included different spreads. We went for the "hunk o' burning love butter with honeycomb." Good choice. I would also like to try the "roasted garlic white anchovy butter."

The food is served "family style" which means we all shared dishes that came out in a random sequence. I especially enjoyed the shaved fennel salad and the seared scallops with fried brussel sprouts. Bert ordered a bottle of prosecco for the table and the taste was perfect with different dishes.

We also ordered the smoked goat pizza, apple soffritto, black kale, ricotta and cipollini. The lamb sausage stuffed calamari, sweet garlic, sweetbread crisp, currant saor was also amazing! Tasty.

1 comment

Casey said...

It was very yummy. Can't wait to go back!