Let Beatrix Entertain You

Beatrix  boldly defies the convention of a hotel- restaurant… and does it well.

Beatrix, a Lettuce Entertain You concept sits off the hip Aloft hotel. This hot spot has a casual and energetic feel with its cement floor, wooden beams …

Meeting Jose Garces

Meeting Jose Garces

Chef Jose Garces

 An Iron Chef, a successful businessman and native Chicagoan, Jose Garces partnered with Chicago Gourmet for the first paella cook off this year at Mercat a la Planxa where we got a chance to meet him and

First Annual Paella Cook-Off Chicago

Many cultures have their rice-based speciality; the Italians have risotto, the Chinese have fried rice, the South East Asians have biryani, and the Spanish have Paella.

Paella, a dish we Spaniards often crave on a Sunday afternoon (just

Sipping at Chicago’s Best Rooftops

All it takes is 3 warm months a year to remind us why we love the city of Chicago. After the harsh winter we have experienced this year, it’s no surprise that Chicagoans are maximizing their time outdoors, whether it’s

Tanta – A Peruvian Melting Pot

Tanta, a relatively new restaurant in River North takes you through a journey of the complex flavors of Peru. An eclectic cuisine, with influences from the Incas as well as Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish immigrants, it is sure

The Alinea Experience

Grant Achatz’s Alinea

The individualist Grant Achatz, a leader in molecular gastronomy is known for his preparation and deconstruction of classic flavors. He started a promising career working with masterminds such as Charlie Trotter, Ferran Adria & Thomas Keller and


I have read a lot of reviews for Michelin starred restaurants in Chicago so I thought I’d start with TRU. By the sounds of it, I seemed like a perfect place for special occasions- not only for it’s food but …