Fifty Chicago-area chefs told the Chicago Tribune’s Pioneer Press about their most outstanding meal of 2016.
Here's a taste:
Executive Chef Greg Biggers, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile and Café des Architectes in Chicago
Best meal: Smoked Oyster Chowder at Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago; www.EatFatRice.com
Owner Patrick Rhea, Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket in Willowbrook
Best meal: Perry's Famous Pork Chop at Perry's Steakhouse and Grille, 5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook; www.PerrysSteakhouse.com
Chef de Cuisine Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria in Chicago
Best meal: Pineapple Aguachile Leña Brava, 900 W. Randolph St., Chicago; www.RickBayless.com/restaurants/lena-brava/
Founder/Partner/Executive Chef Nancy Brussat, Convito Cafe & Market in Wilmette
Best meal: Tostadas de Ceviche, Enchiladas Poblanas and Ceviche at Guanajuato, 73 Green Bay Road, Glencoe; www.MyGuanajuato.com
Founder Jim Mullen, Good Guys Apples & Sauce in Chicago
Best meal: Dungeness Crab at Smyth, 177 N. Ada St., Chicago; www.SmythAndTheLoyalist.com/Smyth
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