Sunday, December 03, 2006

Chicago Getaway






Well, I got my snow and still managed to get out on our scheduled flight. We dined at some great places, my favorite being Osteria Via Stato where you pick your main dish and they just bring various other dishes to your table. If you want more of anything, just ask. And we asked for some more of the BEST onions in the world. They were sliced rather thick, doused in cream, butter, and parmesan cheese and roasted in a pizza oven. My main course was short ribs removed from the bone served atop creamy polenta. The three restaurants we had dinner in were all so different - Tru's, Joe's Seafood, and Osteria Via Stato. Tru's was unlike anything we've ever experienced. This sounds weird, but my favorite dish of the evening at Tru's was a consomme! Of course, it was not JUST a consomme, but contained some partridge, chestnuts... The food kept coming. When we collected our coats to leave, they presented each of us with an individual wrapped banana loaf which we had the following day with our morning coffee. The shot of the four of us is at Due's eating our first Chicago pizza.

In these pictures you will see Gwen wearing the last hat I made which ended up being for her because it was PERFECT on her. Doesn't she look fantastic? Steve is wearing the Chicago Scarf I made for him. Bob and I got to wear hats, scarves, vest, sweaters - all the knitted goods we could. It was COLD.

5 comments:

Sonya said...

Sounds like a fun getaway. And the food! Yum! We got the cold weather but none of the snow.

Kellisal said...

I have to say that your makeup looks phenomenal, mother!

Dipsy D. said...

My gosh, you made me hungry now - all those goodies that you described, what a great restaurant this must have been!
I have to agree, Gwen's hat does look perfect on her, and Steves scarf rocks big time too! Fantastic work, and thanks for sharing these great pics!

JennyRaye said...

I love, love, LOVE that hat!!!! Do you have a pattern? It would be perfect for my brother's girlfriend. I'm lining up patterns for next Christmas to do a project a month once Holiday Headstart begins in January. Thanks!!!

Joufknister said...

Oh, Jenny! You're tooo organized! Wow. Sent you the pattern link. Thanks Dipsy and Sony! Kelli, that's NATURAL beauty.