Tuesday, July 28
The hotel is in a great location, within a walking distance to Grant/Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan Avenue, and other downtown attractions.
- Parma Ham, first-press olive oil, calamata tapenade, basil, grana padano, sea salt crystals, focaccia
- Catsmo Smoked Salmon, spring onion, brillat-savirin, toasted brioche
- European Cucumber, watercress, dill, organic yogurt, wholewheat
Selection of Scones: Traditional buttermilk, Cranberry, Orange, Fruit breads
(served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, strawberry conserve)
17 East Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Monday, July 27
Our food, it's all good. Everything was fresh and delicious.
Warm chips, fresh home-made salsa, and cheese sauce were very popular. We kept asking for more, and more..
Steak Tossed Salad: Seasoned grilled steak strips on a tossed salad
Combination: three tacos, Mexican rice, and refried beans
Chimichanga: Flour tortilla stuffed with chunks of beef, deep fried to a golden brown, topped with cheese sauce. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, and guacamole
2201 N. Wayne St
Angola, IN 46706
Friday, July 24
Lambrusco is from the regions around Modena and Parma in Central Italy. The wine is produced primarily from grapes of the same name and the best examples are described as frothy red and young. However, this particular bottle is a white version of the red -- processed without the skins. This wine is delicious. strong honey sweetness, fig, kiwi, tart apple and a solid kirsch component on the nose. The color is nice and clear, and the bubbles are very fine. To me, this fizzy wine made my list of easy-drinking summer wines.
My friend, Lynne, served this wine with her lovely dinner. Ravioli from Trader Joe's was very delicious, with peppery olive oil and the wonderful flavor of freshly-grated Parmigiano Reggiano - the king of Italian cheeses. Lively jazz music from her husband's collection made a great ambiance.
Monday, July 20
(the most delicious cafeinated beverage and the yummiest tiramisu ever!)
Saturday, July 18
Tuesday, July 14
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Martin L. King Drive
Chicago, IL, 60616
(312) 567 1234
After good breakfast, off we went to the Harry Potter Exhibit, at the Museum of Science and Industry !!
Monday, July 13
Baciano's House a refreshing combination of baby mixed greens, tomato, and thin veggies in a balsamic vinaigrette
Asparagus & Prosciutto a mix of field greens, red onion, Prosciutto di Parma, topped with sweet Galbani Gorgonzola and dressed with rosemary emulsion
Margherita Napoletana fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, and basil
Salad dressed arugula with caramelized onions, mozzarella, and house-made pesto
Tiramisu home-made in their kitchen and unbelievably light
Sunday, July 12
East Lansing Farmer's Market is a new open-air outdoor market featuring fresh farm-grown Michigan produce and products. Today, the market has its Opening Day celebration, including a twine cutting, live music, and children's activities.
When: Sundays, July 12 - October 25, 2009, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Downtown East Lansing @ Valley Court Park, 201 Hillside Court, East Lansing
Annuals, perennials, and garden plants, from Wilczewski Greenhouse (Howell, MI)
Gorgeous flowers and good-looking vegetables!
Home-grown fruits and vegetables, from Corrion Farms (Essexville, MI)
So beautiful and fresh!
Organic cyder slushies, from Salomon Gardens (Flushing, MI)
Featuring fresh-harvest produce grown using modern organic farming techniques.
Kim Fritz, owner of Nibble, and her husband introducing their variety of cheesecakes at the market. I believe the crowd was mesmerized by the yummy samples!
For more information, please go to http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/FarmersMarket/
Saturday, July 11
Classic Red Sangria
Thai Herb Mojito hendrick's gin, fresh lemon grass, mint, cilantro, with a pinch of thai chile
Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps an Asian favorite, chicken, bibb lettuce, hoisin sauce
Thai Herb Calamari lightly fried, two fresh lemon dipping sauces, spicy and mild
Sichuan Green Beans wrinkled and sweet, fiery chili sauce
Crab Summer Roll greens, herbs, rice paper, peanut and fresh lemon dipping sauces
60 East Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611