Food Pairings: Ada Street + Nicolas Ghesquière

I hope you’ve eaten breakfast by now because if not, you’re about to get really hungry. In my latest Food Pairings adventure, I thought my latest experience at Ada Street goes quite well with Nicolas Ghesquière. You’re probably wondering why. So let’s find out.

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Food Pairings: Siena Tavern + Kenzo

Like I mentioned last month, I’m bringing back one of my favorite categories here on CCF — Food Pairings. It gives me the opportunity to talk about my two favorite things in the world — food and fashion — so I say, why not?

On Sunday, I had a lovely brunch at Siena Tavern and it reminded me of something very familiar…

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Food Pairings: Second City Club + Rachel Comey

If you’ve been a long-time ChiCityFashion reader, you may remember this little thing I used to do called Food Pairings. It was my way of incorporating my only hobby of eating with my job that is fashion. I haven’t posted one of these in over a year but I’m hoping to make it a regular feature on CCF in 2014 (as long as you’re okay with it, of course). Because I attended such an awesome dinner last week, I didn’t want to wait until the new year to share.

May I introduce you to the first and only Food Pairing of 2013 – The Second City Food, Wine & Social Club paired with the soft, crisp, oaky finish of Rachel Comey.

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Food Pairings: Schwa + Jeremy Scott

After being at the top of my “restaurants to try in Chicago” list or over 2 years now (this list is constantly growing by the way), I finally got to dine at Schwa. You have no idea how excited I get to cross a restaurant off this list (well technically just remove it from the notes section of my iPhone) but this one was especially thrilling.

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Food Pairings: g.e.b. + Betsey Johnson

Over the weekend I dined at the latest Graham Elliot establishment–g.e.b (Graham Elliot Bistro) in West Loop.

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With an open kitchen (my favorite!) and loud rock music playing, I was immediately intrigued. The music was interesting because they played everything from Bob Dylan to MGMT and even dubstep (after 10pm). Graham has a whimsical aesthetic when it comes to food and he’s also a little bit “rock ‘n roll.” Both of which I associate with designer, Betsey Johnson. Both Graham and Betsey seem to not care what others think, but they just want to create something fun that people will enjoy…and they do.

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After sitting down and realizing the menu was on an old record, I was sold. Didn’t even have a morsel of food yet and I didn’t care…the menu was rad and I knew the food would be even better.

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Here’s a look at what I ate…

PhotobucketBeet, burrata and arugula salad

PhotobucketAsparagus, egg and gremolata

PhotobucketCalamari with chickpea and espelette

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PhotobucketChocolate hazelnut beignets  + poundcake with strawberries, rhubarb, basil

This meal was not only delicious but it was just a super fun experience. Although I’ve never attended myself, it seems like Betsey’s shows are the most fun to attend during fashion week. And dining at a Graham Elliot restaurant is always a fun thing to do in Chicago.

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Have you dined at g.e.b. yet? Would love to hear what you think!