The scene: A wintery, cold Chicago where it had just snowed 14 inches.
The date: Feb. 9. The eve of my birthday.
The location: The Press Room. 1134 W. Washington Blvd in the West Loop.
We walked into the crowded, dimly lit restaurant in the bottom of the old warehouse and cozied into our seats at the bar. We settled on a bottle of the Yves Chaley pinot noir from Burgundy. There are also dozens of wine on this menu that I want to go back and try, including the Textbook Cab.
(Photo credit: DF)
We devoured the malty, caramelized dessert and its accompanying glass of port - which was the perfect way to kick off my birthday celebrations.
When I go back to The Press Room, which will likely be soon, I'm going to try he cheese and charcuterie plates, the chicken liver mousse toast, the burrata toast, the roasted carrots and everything they created for that evening in particular.
I'd love to know: What's on your Chicago restaurant list?