Arlington Heights, ILUSA
Hometown: Arlington Heights
July 23, 2012
Italy for the wine, rolling hills, and food food and food!
Living in Portland, Oregon for two years was the best. So much to do outdoors and my husband and I made it goal to not eat at any chains which are in abundance in the Chicago suburbs. Rather we vowed to support the independent restaurants and we fell in love with this town's variety of food and amazing service.
Still new to the Chicago scene but we have enjoyed desserts at Hot Chocolate. Mindy Seagal's desserts are rich but I like her combinations and enjoyed the fact that she was seating people late on a Saturday night. No wonder she has been nominated (and finally won) so many times for the James Beard award!
I have worked at two colleges with culinary programs and my sister is a pastry chef. It all inspires me to cook for fun and eat better!