Irene and I had a wonderful time in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend, a visit that was sparked entirely by my desire to experience Next restaurant’s transitory Kyoto menu. I’ll share more about it when I can, but for now, let these seven photos stand in for a more detailed write-up.
Looking up at the stained glass dome of the Driehaus Museum
Tower of treats from the Drake Hotel’s tea
With members of Fujima Ryu of Chicago after being dressed for my Next restaurant kaiseki
Irene and Scott seen through a forest of fried shrimp heads at Next restaurant
Charcuterie at Hopleaf Bar: Venison pâté with pistachios and cherries, head cheese, and duck prosciutto
Scott and Irene bookended by Laura Chavoen and Bill Shunn at Hopleaf Bar
Great friends, great food, great time!