Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chicago - The Grand Finale

The last installment of our Chicago trip ends at David Burke's Primehouse, located in the James Hotel. Known for its dry aged beef, the restaurant serves up many different cuts and ages. The meal was fantastic. The service was above par, friendly and informative.We started with a delicious Caesar salad, made and tossed the old fashioned way, right there at our table.
I had the 40 day aged bone in Rib Eye. It was very good, but I'm starting to feel that the aging process might make the meat too old tasting for my liking. Go figure. I also had the blue cheese mouse and truffle fries to accompany my steak. I tried a few different red wines by the glass (Zin, Pinot, Cab). Someone also ordered a Tempranillo (Spanish red) from the extensive wine list, which was also quite good.
Afterwards, we were treated to a tour of the dry age room where the meat ages at 42 degrees along side a wall of Himalayan Pink Salt for superb taste and quality.Each cut is tagged with the date to see how long it's been aging.
This is a picture of Prime 2071. Most of the steaks served at this restaurant come from this bull. Thanks, bull and thanks to David Burke's Primehouse Management for the hospitality.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chicago 3rd Entry: Da Food

Not only known for its friendly people and party-like atmostphere, Chi-town is also famous for its great food.
Deep dish spins all night long in the City of Chi. We called ahead one and one half hours for these puppies. That's how long it takes to cook them. The food at Pizzeria Due, which was right down the street from our hotel (Da James) and a block away from its originator Pizzeria Uno, was freaking awesome!
It's like a meal in every slice.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chi-town Blogoyavich Part Duh: Home James

Never hating a player (check out is at 2:00pm), The James Hotel was an excellent place to stay for a Leisurely weekend in Chicago, modern, slick, fun, but not stuffy. There's a great bar in the lobby and attached to the James is The J bar, a rocking loungey type club. Stay tuned for the blog entry of David Burke's Primehouse, also located inside King James.

All this stuff comes with the room. Small bottles of booze were pricey, but nice to have the option.

Nice flat screen, nice view. In the corner was a "nook". Sadly, it wasn't used, but looked cool.