CHICAGO RESTAURANT SHOW
The National Restaurant Association is the host of the largest hospitality and food service show in the world. This year's show in Chicago had the most amazing collection of food, beverage, china, processing equipment, machinery, and anything else you can possibly name in the food industry. I walked through three of the halls and found myself pretty tired by the end of the day. Although I can't verify that I walked 15 miles, my aching legs told me that it was probably close to that. Anyway, the hike through the food show allowed me to see a vast landscape of new products and equipment. The best part, of course, was running into several old friends. If you happen to be in the industry, this is an annual show that is not to be missed.
A few blogs back I mentioned ENO - a great wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting restaurant. I did not want to pass up an opportunity to go again. Like my first visit to ENO, the second dining experience was memorable. I also had a chance to check out Sepia Restaurant located at 123 N. Jefferson Street. Sepia prides themselves on preparing food that melds rustic sensibility with a contemporary flair. All of the little details, from the design, the service, and the food, make you feel like an honored guest. If you're in the Windy City, make sure you make reservations for a dinner at Sepia.