Slideshow: We Attempt to Eat Everything at Chicago Gourmet 2012

We Attempt to Eat All of These
We Attempt to Eat All of These
Actually, this is only a portion of the dishes we ate. I didn't want to scale the pictures down too much, or deal with cropping and resizing all of them. So there are about 20 or so dishes that didn't fit here.
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Top Left: Henri / The Gage: Braised goat shoulder with onion purée

Top Right: Big Jones: House-made Andouille with shrimp pimento cheese on a canapé

Bottom Left: Tavern on Rush: Grape Leaf stuffed with salmon, basmati rice, and raisins

Bottom Right: Restaurant R'evolution: Black Truffle short rib debris po' boy

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Top Left: Toni Patisserie and Café: Tomato basil galette, plus a raspberry tart

Top Right: Rockit Bar & Grill: Burger with melted brie, shallots, a date aioli, on a brioche bun

Bottom Left: Fogo de Chao: Grilled steak with tomatoes

Bottom Right: Untitled: Fried Grits

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Top Left: RL: Mini-Lobster Roll

Top Right: Trenchermen: Crab and pork pad Thai

Bottom Left: Heaven on Seven: Shrimp étouffée

Bottom Right: N9NE Steakhouse: Ahi tuna tartare on Indian poppadom

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Top Left: Hearty: Bone marrow brioche with oxtail marmalade

Top Right: Lillie's Q: Pulled Pork slider

Bottom Left: NoMI Kitchen: Enoki mushroom bouillon with Jamón ibérico

Bottom Right: Terry's Toffee: Selection of toffees

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Top Left: Piccolo Sogno: Lamb meatball and eggplant caponata

Top Right: MK: Chilled octopus with charred corn

Bottom Left: Ada Street: Salmon tartare

Bottom Right: Harry Caray's Restaurant Group: Porcetta with Tuscan white beans and black kale

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Top Left: Autre Monde Café: Braised wild boar with pickled radishes

Top Right: Vie Restaurant: Apple bread with sour mortadella and marinated pumpkin

Bottom Left: Davanti Enoteca: Roasted carrots

Bottom Right: May St. Contemporary Latin: Guava jalapeño flan

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Top Left: ZED451: S'mores

Top Right: Le Colonial: Salad rolls with plum dipping sauce

Bottom Left: Bar Toma: Sliced apples with pork belly

Bottom Right: Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House: King crab salad and steak

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Top Left: Gibson's: Pork tenderloin with mushrooms and huckleberries

Top Right: Mexique: Braised port belle with 5 Rabbit Gold Ale, cabbage, and sweet potato

Bottom Left: SUSHISAMBA rio: Hamachi sushi

Bottom Right: Nellcôte/ Old Town Social: Rabbit rillette on a house-made Ritz cracker

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Top Left: Sepia: Smoked shrimp salad

Top Right: Telegraph: Pork and beef meatball with sauce rousse

Bottom Left: South Water Kitchen: Maple pumpkin pie with duck pat pie crust

Bottom Right: Union Sushi + Barbecue Bar: Sweet potato and dried tuna

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Top Left: The Signature Room at the 95th: Braised short rib with porcini mushrooms

Top Right: Uncommon Ground: Uncommon BLT with goat cheese and arugula

Bottom Left: The Wit Hotel: 7-day cured brisket with potato pancake

Bottom Right: The Florentine: Gluten-free rigatoni with pancetta

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Top Left: Zapatista: Beef sope with mashed potato

Top Right: Rosebud Steakhouse: Steak tartare

Bottom Left: III Forks: Beef tenderloin slider with horseradish cream

Bottom Right: Francesca's Restaurant: Prosciutto with pickled pumpkin

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Top Left: Jake Melnick's Corner Tap: Barbecue brisket nachos

Top Right: Acadia: Chilled parsnip soup with sturgeon

Bottom Left: Henri / The Gage: Meyer lemon mousse

Bottom Right: Tavernita: Chilled corn soup with shrimp

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Top Left: Mercat a la Planxa: Chocolate croquette

Top Right: Tuscany Taylor: Calamari with arugula and farro

Bottom Left: Old Town Pour House: Spicy crab salad

Bottom Right: Mercadito Fried mahi mahi tacos

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Top Left: Saigon Sisters: Banh mi crostini

Top Right: Quartino: Pancetta panino

Bottom Left: Nonna Santi's Biscotti: Biscotti

Bottom Right: The Metropolitan Club: White chocolate hazelnut mousse

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Top Left: Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Café: Red velvet cheesecake

Top Right: Chalkboard: Rabbit pâté, truffle, mustard, and micro greens on a cracker

Bottom Left: Three Aces: Milk braised pork shoulder in a ribollita soup

Bottom Right: LM: Wild mushroom soup with crème fraîche

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Top Left: Allium: Lobster hominy chowder

Top Right: Longman and Eagle: Tuna crude with smoked yogurt

Bottom Left: Nacional 27: Red snapper ceviche and yuzu

Bottom Right: Argent Restaurant & Raw Bar: Smoked and cured escolar

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Top Left: Argent Restaurant & Raw Bar: Chocolate macaroon

Top Right: Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House: Alaskan king crab bisque

Bottom Left: The Bristol/ Balena: Pickled watermelon with black olives and mozzarella

Bottom Right: Rose's Wheat Free Bakery & Café: Brownie with chocolate sauce

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Top Left: Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop: Grilled walleye tacos

Top Right: Paramount's: Shrimp and grits

Bottom Left: Devon: Char-crusted tuna with pickled cucumber and cracker

Bottom Right: Floriole Bakery & Café: Gingerbread and crème fraîche

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Top Left: Lao Sze Chuan: Dry chili chicken

Top Right: Sunda: Wagyu spiced beef with flatbread

Bottom Left: June: Baby heirloom tomato salad with pickled watermelon rind

Bottom Right: Uncommon Ground: House cured ham

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Top Left: Hyatt Regency Chicago: Mojito cheesecake

Top Right: Red Door: Butternut squash bisque soup

Bottom Left: Black Dog Gelato: Sour cherry soda with ginger float

Bottom Right: G.E.B.: Popcorn custard with Maryland crab

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Top Left: Café des Architectes: Pear bavarois with concord grape

Top Right: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse: Beef tenderloin

Bottom Left: Pazzo's Cucina Italiana: Four cheese asparagus white truffle ravioli

Bottom Right: e.leaven Food Company: Corned beef on rye

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Top Left: Sixteen: Chestnut soup with pumpkin foam and foie gras

Top Right: Hubbard Inn: Salt cod fritters

Bottom Left: Green Zebra: Savory corn crepe

Bottom Right: 25 Degrees: Burger with arugula, bacon, and thousand island dressing

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Top Left: LUXBAR: Sesame crusted tuna

Top Right: Libertad: Pork tenderloin with pumpkin purée

Bottom Left: Zapatista: Braised beef on a sope

Bottom Right: Purple Pig: Roasted pig on a sandwich