Chefs’ Picks marks down what a pros are eating and cooking from seashore to coast.
Chefs might have a repute for being selective when it comes to dining out, though it seems a pickiest palates indeed go to their children. Luckily in a city like Chicago, there are copiousness of places that support to those minute of food critics. Read on to find out where a pros go to measure kid-friendly snacks.
The Sweetest Stack
One food that creates Executive Chef Bryan Allen’s daughter flip is pancakes, quite a ones during Siena Tavern. The restaurant’s almond pancakes — served with lemon-cardamom cream and almond butter — are her stream mania (never mind that father serves pancakes on his possess brunch menu during The Windsor). “She always asks for additional almond butter and she loves citrus… a lemon cream is her favorite part,” Allen says. “I have no problems with assisting her finish them — they are excellent!”
Mac and Cheese with a Kick
Chef Greg Biggers might spend his days crafting upscale dishes for Café de Architectes, though when he’s with his son, imagination food is not tip of mind. “My 7 year aged has 3 simple food groups: macaroni and cheese, duck legs and ice cream,” Biggers says. “After he found out that Honey Butter Fried Chicken had what he refers to as, ‘Epic Mac-N-Cheese!!!!’ that became a go-to mark in a city.” This menu buttress is a pimento-laced chronicle of mac and cheese, that has proven to be renouned with both kids and adults. After a mac, Biggers and his son make a beeline for a Brookfield Zoo to measure a honeyed favorite. “Living out in Brookfield nearby a Brookfield Zoo, we are also now compulsory to stop by ZOO City Treats to turn out his dish with Superman Ice Cream on a approach home,” Biggers says.
Hot Diggity Dog!
Between his Logan Square prohibited mark Giant and his newly non-stop City Mouse, Jason Vincent is a bustling man. He is also a family male (in fact, he named both restaurants after books that his daughters love). When Vincent has time to flog behind with his girls, he takes them to a classical Chicago drive-in: Superdawg. “My favorite thing to do with a girls is to go to Superdawg and get prohibited dogs, fries and some shakes and make a cruise in a approach behind of a hire wagon… we only lay there and speak and watch a other people,” Vincent says.
Gotta Get That Gelato
Baker Ellen King’s exquisite pastries during Hewn in Evanston, Illinois, have confident many a honeyed tooth… though surprisingly not her son’s. “Owning a bakery, we would consider your child would be in sky eating cookies, croissants, etc.; however, my son does not unequivocally like to eat any of a candy during a bakery,” she says. Instead, he ventures down a travel to an Argentinian gelato emporium called Frio Gelato. “The flavors constantly change and… [my son] is peaceful to try any season and try out of a box, since they’ve all been amazing.” The new favorite of this 10-year-old gelato aficionado? Malbec criminal Frutos Rojos (Malbec with Berries).
Surprise your favorite small eaters with a honeyed provide of their possess by putting together a gelato bar, like this one from Giada De Laurentiis.