Playing tag along to the Gent’s meetings last week in Chicago was far too enjoyable. I saw lots of friends, but also kept a “treat yo’self” day for myself. The day started with a stroll down Michigan Avenue, reflecting on how much it’s changed and how much isn’t there anymore. Less than enamored, I decided to have lunch at one of my favourite spots, Nico Osteria in The Thompson hotel.
Then, I tried the crudo sampler which was amazing. I could have just eaten about three orders or this for lunch.
I also opted for a side Cesar salad (with grapes?!), which spread out flat on a plate, appeared massive.
Finally, after a lunch of lettuce and raw fish, I decided sourdough donuts had to happen. How beautiful is this!? And they even left the tiny holes for added drama.
Nico was delicious as always. Treat yourself here for a thoughtfully curated glass of wine or indulgent lunch for some pre-Barney’s shopping fuel. Pro-tip: they take Open Table rewards so you really have no excuse not to order that dessert!