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Fodor's Chicago 2014
It's not often that a chef who has made a name for himself in Las Vegas retreats to a neighborhood restaurant but that's exactly what Takashi Yagihashi did when he left his post as executive chef of Okada at Wynn Las Vegas. At his intimate, dinner-only restaurant in Bucktown, Yagihashi serves French- and American-inspired small and large plates with Japanese accents, such as duck with quince compote and a ginger-orange glaze, and soy- and ginger-braised caramel pork belly with pickled daikon. The upstairs room is quiet and relaxed; request a seat downstairs to peek at the action in the glassed-in kitchen.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.
We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
Any add-ons in the area?
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