On My Plate

I really enjoy taking a look back at my food moments of the past week. Doing so makes me appreciate the food and places that I have access to at this point in my life. Some of these places I go back to again and again, and I love it the same every single time. This is what joy looks like to me.

I started the week off with the Spring Pasta Workshop at Sur La Table on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. I went to my first cooking class at Sur La Table last November and now have gone to several more classes since. It's great fun.

After cooking class and a stop at Trader Joe's, I made my way over to City Winery on the Riverwalk, where I sipped this glass of cava and people-watched on a scorching Memorial Day. This is what summer in Chicago looks and feels like. I feel fortunate to have lived so close to this city for most of my life. I may soon be departing, so I cherish every moment right now and try to get in as many of my favorite things that I can.

On Tuesday morning I was still savoring my day spent in the city. 

And on Wednesday... I was back in the city! I lunched on a pastrami sandwich at Miller's Pub before heading over to see Hamilton! HAMILTON!!! Absolutely spectacular. I am going to have to write a post about the musical because I honestly can't get it off my mind. Wow. You must see Hamilton if you haven't already. And about Miller's Pub, it's a legend, too. 

Back at home later in the week, I walked over to one of my favorite local restaurants, Koi Asian Bistro, for a delicious late lunch of crab rangoon and sesame chicken. And that drink... Holy Hell, a tasty, refreshing blend of gin, ginger beer, and cucumber. This restaurant might just be #1 on my local favorite list. At the moment I can't think of any place in the tri-city area that I like better. 

The June issue of Food & Wine at my local library: time well spent 🍷

My red pepper plant is blooming! This is exciting!

So, yeah, I rather enjoyed my week. I didn't do much food planning and cooking this past week. I need to get back on track with that this week. As Julia would say, Bon Appetit!


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