Sniffle sniffle, this is one of my meals that I had with Aleen when I was still in Chicago. It feels so long ago now.
In case you guys didn't know, I made the move out west to San Francisco a few months ago. I had such an amazing time in Chicago and have such fond memories, especially of food. I feel like I literally ate my way through Chicago in the short time I was there and I'm so thankful for it. My friends even asked me before I left if there was anywhere I had to go before I left and I really felt like there was nothing that I missed out on.
Plus I have to leave some places for my visit next time, right? :)
Purple Pig was one of Chicago's hot new restaurants when I was there. It's a sister restaurant to one of my favs, Davanti Enoteca. As you can guess from the name, they feature and highlight the other white meat.
It's tapas style so we ordered several dishes to share.
This was the asparagus & hazelnuts with arugula salad with treviso or radicchio. One of my favorite dishes at Davanti is their truffle egg toast with asparagus and this salad is also a creative and delicious use of asparagus.