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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Restaurant Review: Chalkboard

Let's make this one a mostly wordless post, shall we? I'll caption the photos so you know what we're eating, but you don't really need much description. (Please don't take this as a sign that I'm about to become a regular Wordless Wednesday kind of girl. Cause I probably won't.)

In short? The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back to Chalkboard soon. Possibly for their Fried Chicken & All-You-Can-Drink Champagne Wednesday night special. Want to join us?

I attempt to make my hair look nice by drying it in pin curls. Result? It lies even flatter than when I do nothing. I redeem myself somewhat by wearing a shirt that Julia loves, putting on a skirt (no pockets! Oh, the sacrifices I make...), and going so far as to apply lip gloss.
Julia looks super cute in this skirt she literally made in the three hours before we walked out the door for dinner. She laments not having enough time to add... pockets. Which means it's a night of purse-carrying for both of us. Well, one of us (me) - because we are good at sharing. Or, as we call it, "Will you carry the purse? I don't want to."


Private Dining. It's what happens when you make your Friday night reservation at an old lady time like 5:30pm. Yep.
Finally using the toasting glasses we planned to use at our wedding. They are really, really nice. Also - heavy.
And? The bubbly was quite good, amazing since we generally find champagne to be too bitter for our tastes. [It was Pierre Delize blanc de blancs, if you're wondering. We're told it can be purchased locally at Lush. UPDATE: I was thrilled to discover it is also carried by our neighborhood grocery store, Devon Market (on Devon, just east of Clark St. in Rogers Park) - and for a very reasonable $9.99!]

Chicken Liver Pate, with Toasted Brioche and an assortment of complimentary flavors - white beans, onions, mustard, radish, olives.

Watermelon Salad with grapes, crème fraîche, and some kind of little flowers.

Seared Scallops with vanilla sauce and olives.
Duck breast with Tzatziki sauce and fries.

Hangar steak with white beans and pesto.

 
HAPPY. MARRIED. PEOPLE.
(who happen to be eating chocolate chip cookie dough eggroll with chocolate ice cream.)

1 comment:

jolynn said...

That looks amazing! And you guys are adorable. Absolutely adorable.