Blackbird — Chicago (10/2015)


Blackbird has been around for a while and garnered many awards.  It is a Michelin one-star restaurant. While not a very big restaurant, I was able easily to secure a reservation for a Thursday night seat.

The restaurant has the tables fairly close together, so the place is pretty lively during peak dinner time.  They serve a tasting menu, as well as a la carte.  It was interesting that they didn’t ask me if I had any allergies.  I went with the tasting menu and a glass of the Chablis.

They start you right off with a selection of warm bread and dill butter.

The amuse bouche platter presented (from the left going clockwise) dusted sunchokes with aioli and sorrel, dried kale with yogurt and plum purée, and baby carrot with licorice crème fraiche and dried scallop.  The best was the kale, which was surprisingly light with a soft crunch.  The sunchokes were warm and tasty, with a soft texture.

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