The Purple Pig and other Chicago Wonders
On my most recent visit to Chicago, one that promised never ending musical entertainment and time spent with the best people I know, I got to pay a visit to one of my favorite restaurants the Purple Pig, and explore the wonder that is Fox & Obel.
Before you I present the photographic evidence of all the glories I experienced.
The Purple Pig Chicago is located in the aptly named Magnificent mile, and as stated on their website is a collaboration between Chef Scott Harris of Mia Francesca, Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia and Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr. of Heaven on Seven (one of my other faves in this city). A wonderful, magical collab that makes me giddy when I think about it. Obviously most of the dishes on the meny revolve around pork, glorious pork, and they have a great wine selection and housemade charcuterie. Without further ado, I leave you with the food, try not to salivate on your keyboard.
For starters we had the salt roasted beets with whipped goat cheese & pistachio vinaigrette and the roasted corn, mushrooms, walnuts and fried rosemary.
and the pork fried almonds with rosemary and garlic.
Tomato and garlic smear on toasted bread.
the porchetta with salsa verde panini. yum.
pork neck bone gravy with ricotta smear.
and by far, the best part of the meal, the bone marrow…
so good I took several pictures of it, and yes I need to share them all
all I can say is go, go to the Purple Pig if you are even in Chicago. And if you live in Chicago, I am immensely jealous of you because you get to enjoy the Purple Pig as often as possible. I would probably go every week. No joke.
Another pleasure I had in Chicago was that of loosing myself inside a Fox & Obel grocery store. I went crazy in there.
I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, the simpler the better.
I owe my Vosges chocolate obsession to my Chicago friends. I love my Chicago friends.
I may not be in Brooklyn but I got to try some Mast Brothers Chocolate. Very rich indeed.
Last but not least, the cheese!!!!
- Delta Cookie