Tasting Collective Blog

Where we memorialize our past dining events!

9-Course Nouveau Mexican Dinner Series

January 30th & February 6th at Quiote

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At this event series, we found out exactly why EVERYONE in Chicago has been raving about Quiotesince they opened their doors a year ago... Speaking of which, congrats to them on hitting the one year mark! Chef Dan Salls and the whole team there put on a truly delectableshow for us with this event...

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9-Course New Americana Feast

January 9th at Split Rail

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For our second-ever Chicago event, we ventured out to the border of Ukranian Village and West Town for a 9-Course "New Americana" feast with Chef Zoe Schor at her brand new restaurant: Split Rail. Honestly, we had no idea what New Americana food was, as we had never heard the term before. But, we...

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9-Course Chinese-Style New Year Dinner Series

January 3rd & 7th at Nom Wah Tu

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We kicked off the new year with our all-time favorite New Year food tradition, a Chinese New Year feast! Sure, it wasn't Chinese New Year, but that didn't stop Chef Jonathan Wu from putting on a helluva show. This was our first visit to the restaurant since they reopened as Nom Wah Tu (RIP Fung...

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9-Course Taiwanese Inspired Brunch Series

November 18th at Win Son

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Yep;Chef Trigg Brownand the rest of the crew at Win Son are still KILLIN' it!And, unsurprisingly, the Pan-Griddled Pork Buns with scallions and chili vinaigrette still stole the show as the top-rated course from both seatings. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Below are the top 3 courses from each...

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9-Course Basque Inspired Dinner Series

November 13th & 14th at Huertas

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We had almost forgotten how much we love this place... Almost! Chef Jonah Miller and his team put together back-to-back showstoppersthis time around. And while Day 1 and Day 2 attendees did not agree entirely on thethree top-rated courses, the cream definitely rose to the top. Below are the top 3...

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