Not too long ago, I was lucky enough to dine at the restaurant MK in Chicago with my favorite man for a pretty damn good meal. Enjoy the food porn! Adam went for the tasting menu ($45/per person), which came with four courses. His first course was a raw tuna dish that was awesome, just perfectly light and clean.
Those little green things that look like tiny asparagus? They are called sea beans (or samphire in Australia), and they are salty and delicious. Just wanted to point that out (I think they were also in our amuse bouche!). My first course was a salad of grilled and chilled jumbo asparagus, poached duck egg, arugula and crisp prosciutto ($12 USD).
This was a really good salad. I loved the smokiness that came from the charred asparagus! Adam’s second app (both were really small) was a dish of salt and pepper prawns, which were delicious.
I really this had more than two shrimp in it, but being only the second course, I suppose I shouldn’t complain. Also? This was ADAM’s food, not mine (but I nearly ate it all!). For mains, Adam had the grilled bison rib eye with baby artichokes heirloom carrots, vidalia onions & pommery mustard. You can’t really go wrong with red meat.
I ordered the oven roasted whole fish, which I believe was loup de mer, a mild and delicious white fish, with oregano and coriander ($42 USD).
And guess which bitch ate an entire fish that night? Thats right! Ain’t no multiple courses gonna slow me down! For dessert, Adam’s degustation dessert, he had macerated farmers market strawberries, strawberry syrup chocolate-hazelnut financier, dark chocolate crŠmeux kumquat and hazelnut emulsion.
It was a good dessert, but Adam felt it was a bit heavy for the end to the degustation. I went with two different creme brulees, a vanilla and a lemongrass one ($3 USD each).
I’m a sucker for a good creme brulee, and I say the simpler, the better. I just the contrast in textures between the crispy top and the creamy interior. These were both good, but it was difficult to tell the difference between the two. Regardless, I was still happy and full of creme brulee. My favorite course of the evening was the mignardises platter, which had two pieces of chocolate brownie, two perfect, ripe dark cherries, and two lychee pate de fruits.
All in all, a good meal. A bit expensive, so MK will definitely be reserved for special occasions, and not as awesome as Blackbird, but definitely a solid restaurant worth visiting again. ~LTG! ************************** MK The Restaurant 868 N Franklin St Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 482-9179 www.mkchicago.com