Tanta is a Peruvian fusion hot spot in the River North area of Chicago. The space is clean, clever and unassuming. Food was flavor overload but in a good way. I could definitely taste the Asian influences but could never pinpoint exactly what it was. Tanta kept me guessing. And the best part always…dessert! Passionfruit cheesecake and a sort of key lime pie deconstructed. It.was.divine. Tanta isnt cheap, but it is worth it especially if the party shares! I will be back to try their pisco sour!
Sometimes, I forget how much I love French food…maybe because its not often that I eat it ($$$). Bistro Campagne in Lincoln Square is a great hidden gem. Far from the glitz and glamour of downtown eating, its a romantic and cozy spot.
Food wise, Bistro is above and beyond. I had the French Onion soup, escargot in garlic Pernod butter and Magret de Canard (seared duck breast) as my entree. Everything was perfectly seasoned and rich. Dipping their bread in the remnants of the garlic butter from the snails was the greatest suggestion by our friendly waiter. My duck was the perfect medium rare and delectable with the plum butter sauce.
I love French cuisine and Bistro Campagne is one of my faves in the city so far. Totally worth the $$$.