Monday, August 6, 2007

#29: A Chicago Power Meal at Aigre Doux

Yes, this photo is from my cell phone. My new cellphone which I forgot to take the little plastic thing of the lens! Oh well, you get the idea.

I tried to go to Aigre Doux back in July and had a hard time. I was on a mission to go for lunch at this particular restaurant because it is listed as #29 A Chicago Power Meal on Food & Wine's 100 Tastes to Try in 2007. I was on the North-side so I called and found out they were open for lunch until 2pm. They told me that as long as I got there by 1:45pm they would be able to seat me. We got there at 1:20 and I was informed that the kitchen had just closed! I was REALLY pissed.

Luckily, I was in Chicago this past weekend for Lollapalooza and Tiffany and I decided to try Aigre Doux for lunch again before she dropped me off at the airport. Aside from our frustrating experience trying to get a meal here, the food is great! For an appetizer we had Ahi Tuna which was a bit different because they served it with Jicama - yum! For lunch I had the Roasted Lobster Bucatini ($18) which was SUPER good but was heavy enough to eat for dinner. Of course we had to try the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert and that is one thing I want to learn to make. It was SO GOOD! Thank God I was getting on a plane so I could take a nap after that filling meal! I will definitely go to this restaurant again, however I think most of my friends will think I is way to expensive for lunch.