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Celebrate New Year's Eve at iNG

iNG is set to pull out all the stops with it's New Year's Eve dinner by Chef Tim Havidic. The 10-course menu with pairings includes a free cooking class with Chefs Havidic and [Homaro] Cantu (with three dates available to choose from in March) for $150. Reservations are required and available between 5 and 9:00 […]

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Newcity's Top 5 of Everything 2013: Dining

via Newcity 1. As a rejection of the end-of-the-year-list obsession in the media in Newcity's early days, we decided to do Top 5s, instead of the usual Top 10s, and keep the lists minimal in exposition. 2. Critics would be forced to make hard choices rather than the waffling namby-pamby approach so irritating in other media […]

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Chicago Restaurant iNG Is Launching An Artist Series With A Spontoonist

Food and art is an intriguing pairing, one that has received an increasing amount of recognition in the past year. Just take a look at the food selection at major art festivals in some of the nation's biggest cities. We spent an entire day at New York's Art Frieze, checking out Mission Chinese Food's thrice-cooked […]

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[VIDEO] Chef Homaro Cantu Talks the Path to Zero Food Mile Gastronomy

Chef Homaro Cantu believes society is on the right path to a truly sustainable food system, which he terms "zero food mile gastronomy"—a movement he has championed for more than 9 years. But don't take his word for it, consider the history of all things edible as evidence by watching the video. Please share, discuss and […]

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Edible Dali at iNG

Chicago Tribune reporter Kevin Pang and Northwestern University art history professor Christina Kiaer sampled the new Salvador Dali-themed tasting menu and asked readers: Legendary surrealist inspires new menu at iNG, but does it make an artistic statement? Salvador Dali's fingerprints are visible throughout modern art forms — paintings, sculptures, cinema, fashion, interior design. One frontier rarely […]

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Pairing 'The Bone Collector' with a savory dish featuring actual bones

Reposted from The Dissolve (a new film site by Pitchfork) The chef: By molecular-gastronomy standards, Chicago's iNG (the name stands for "imagining new gastronomy") is casual and low-key. Originally the project of Chef Homaro Cantu, the restaurant opened in March 2011 with a menu focused on "flavor tripping"—using miracle berries, or miraculin, to alter diners' taste […]

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[VIDEO] Chef Charlie Trotter Family Tree

Moto Chef/Owner Homaro Cantu has put together an interactive family tree of people who worked at Charlie Trotter's. The online tree is still in its formative stage and more people will be added as photos come in. Cantu has created an interactive online family tree of everyone he can find that staged in Trotter's kitchen. […]

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Yes Sensei: What Slicing Fish and Cooking Vegetables Was Like At Charlie Trotters

"What's up boss mothafuckin Dogg? Shit, they was talkin about you again man! And it wasn't good. Your ears ringin' motherfucker? Because that was you! You did it! I blame your ass!" I was working at Charlie Trotter's for a little more than 2 years and had been working on arguably the most difficult station […]

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iNG/DryHop Beer, Cocktail Release Party – Wed., Nov. 20, 6pm

  Our first beer collaboration with DryHop debuts Wednesday, November 20 at 6 p.m. with the release of DryHop's Rat Pack, an Old Fashioned Ale brewed with orange peel, cherry puree, oak chips, candi sugar, and spicy Nugget and Saaz hops. We will also release two additional collaborations – a take on an Old Fashioned […]

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