Tasting Chicago! CFC and ‘The Girl & the Goat’ Restaurant!

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Hey guys! I was in Chicago the weekend before last & enjoyed some very good eats! The windy city has so many amazing restaurants to offer- it was difficult to choose! The final choice  was “The Girl & the Goat“, a highly rated New American & organic restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop. The Girl & the Goat is also where the lone female winner of Top Chef, Stephanie Izard, works as the executive chef! Some of the food wasn’t the healthiest, but here’s to a great splurge! 😉

Beef tongue, w/ masa, beef vinaigrette & salsa verde.

 Who knew that beef tongue could be this delish! It was served with a crunchy masa (cornmeal dough made for tortillas) and a tangy vinaigrette. Can you say “yum”?

Grilled Baby Octopus w/ guanciale, romano beans, radish and pistachio-lemon vinaigrette.

This dish had this unbelievable smokiness. Whew! Between the bold flavor of the pistaschio  -lemon vinaigrette and the crispyness of the octopus, this dish was just lush.

Red tea brulee w/ cashew shortbread, cara-cara capari & madeleines

This was pure heaven and I wasn’t even sure what was in it when I ate it! After my tastebuds came down from the high that was this dish, I learned that cara-cara is a navel orange, sweet and low in acid. Sweet surrender!

All in all, Chicago treated me well!! Time to get back on the healthy-eating wagon! -CFC

***What’s your favorite Chicago restaurant?***

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4 Responses to Tasting Chicago! CFC and ‘The Girl & the Goat’ Restaurant!

  1. Girl and the Goat is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. I am glad you managed to get a reservation! where else did you eat?

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