Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Boarding House

The Boarding House is owned by the most bad*ss Master Sommelier, Alpana Singh.  This restaurant will leave you breathless as soon as you step inside.  An opulent wine glass chandelier captures your attention upon entrance of this beautiful restaurant.  Upstairs you will be mesmerized by the grandeur elegance of the main dining room where a gorgeous wine bottle chandelier gracefully suspends from the vaulted ceiling.   Everything about this restaurant exudes luxury.  The extensive wine selection will have you ogling over the menu that Alpana, the youngest women ever to achieve Master Sommelier, hand picked herself.  The menu, created by Chef Christian Gosselin, is decadent, rich, and refined.  This is one place that will definitely sweep a lady off her feet.  Gentlemen, make reservations at The Boarding House this weekend for a Valentine's dinner she'll remember... even after a bottle (or two) of fine vino.   Reservations can be made via Opentable
720 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 280-0720
4 stars on Yelp
Breathtaking.  Wine glass chandelier located on the first floor.

Hamachi Crudo
Pomegranate, Shaved Fennel, and Blood Orange Vinaigrette.  Just delightful.  Fresh and light 
Berkshire Pork Belly. Grilled Maitake, Mushroom Puree, and Pickled Haricots Verts.   DROOL. I LOVE pork belly and this one does not disappoint!  A generously portion of pork belly that is melt-in-your mouth delish.  My only regret was sharing this with Boyfriend. 
Bavarian Sausage. Apple Braised Cabbage, Maple Onion Puree, Fried Egg, and
Mustard Sabayon.  LOVED this!  A refined and elegant bavarian sausage dish that brings sweet and savory flavors.  
Hazelnut Crusted Short Rib. 
Slow-braised, Five Spice Sweet Potato, and Short Rib Jus
Forget the knife.  This beautifully cooked short rib literally falls apart with a touch of a fork.  One of my favorites of the evening. 
Bacon and Pine Nut Braised Brussel Sprouts.  Delish!  Perfectly cooked with the right amount of crunch. 
S'mores Bomb.
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse, Marshmallow Center, with a Graham Cracker Crust.
A hot chocolate that accompanies my beautifully lacquered s'more?  LOVE it.  This dessert made me break my New Year's Resolution diet... and it was totally worth it. 
Happy eating.


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