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Originally posted by redknife:
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Mexican Chenin Blanc.

How was it?

My first ever white Mexican wine.

I only had a couple of glasses. In a blind tasting I would have guessed Torrontes. The wine worked well with our lunch.

Oh-oh! You know the old adage--

Once you've sampled some Mexican white
Montrachet won't ever again provide delight

At least you'll be able to save some money. Smile
Originally posted by Rothko:
A ChickFilA market garden grilled chicken salad with fat free honey mustard dressing, and a bottle of water.

This is an absolute crime. The only acceptable order at CFA involves a mixture of spicy and regular chicken sandwiches with extra pickles and copious amounts of sweet tea.
Before the very smooth and scenic ferry ride back to the dejeuner:
Entree: avocado/pea(maybe half a potato in there...) purée with a dollop of a smoked speck in a cool beurre blanc (W. Fevre petit chablis)
Plat: pork roast rolled and stuffed with pancetta (graves blanc); wife had the pan sauteed salmon with an excellent bearnaise and a pouilly fuisse
Dulce: a sort of toasted almond praline split with an almond chantilly creme...the gastro-highlight of the trip. Wife had a slice of a merengue/coconut loaf cake which was also excellent.

Even the kids menu enfant was excellent.
Hot Doug's (Chicago), a popular hot dog joint on the West side for those unfamiliar.

Stand outs (shared among several people):

Foie Gras and Sauternes Duck Sausage with Truffle Aioli, Foie Gras Mousse and Fleur de Sel (yep- on a friggin' hot dog...gotta love it).

Vietnamese Chicken Sausage with Sweet Chili Aioli, Cheese-Stuffed Hot Peppers and Fried Rice Noodles.

Chicago Dog with the works was great as well.

Had a Rattle Snake dog as well- tried it out of curiosity, but didn't really enjoy it...the meat was tough and that's about all that stood out.

Great spot to try once, but the line is ridiculous, especially with the announcement of permanent closing this October. We went at 10a and waited an hour. The line by the time we left was 2+ hours...on a random weekday!

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