Juno – Chicago

We were anxiously anticipating our last supper in Chicago, an omakase feast from Chef B.K. Park. Juno, is one of Zagat’s “Hottest Japanese Restaurants in America” and, of 200 sushi restaurants in Chicago, rated best by Chicago Magazine. Now you know why we were excited.

Turtle Soup

This story begins in Hardin County, Kentucky near Fort Knox and it ends eating delicious Turtle Soup. I was taught to fish by my grandparents. Many a time we loaded up the Buick with our cane poles, bobbers and bait to head to fishing ponds on my Aunt’s farm property. For an eight year old these trips were marvelous adventures.

Lobster Thermidor

Antoine’s in new Orleans has many classic dishes on the menu, but the most memorable to me was their Lobster Thermidor. Roy F. Guste, Jr. the proprietor, broke ground by publishing a cookbook and sharing his recipes. Most restaurants guard them zealously, especially when they were in the family for generations.