A Girl & Her Food: Intro Chicago


Intro Chicago

Goodbye L20, Hello Intro Chicago!

I was lucky to dine at L20 on several occasions, and it will be dearly missed... but let's move on from the past and into the present, and focus on Intro Chicago, where Chef CJ Jacobson has introduced a  5-course rustic-refined menu that he likes to describe by saying its like "I took a walk in the woods".     
CJ's cuisine plays on foraging from the local farms around Chicago, and seasonal local California ingredients.  The West Coast vibes in his cuisine make exceptional flavor profiles, and offers unique twists to the Chicago dining scene.  I recommend at least one guest order the non-alcoholic beverage pairing, in collaboration with Harvest Juicery, as its a great way to enjoy even more flavors throughout your meal. #perfectbalance

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The 411, FAQS

amuse bouche

Fluke, Avocado, Radish, Douglas Fir 

Potato, Seaweed, Chicken Skin, Mugwort

Oxtail Tea, Rutabga "Ramen", Aronia Berries 

Lobster, Black Trumpet, Snap Pea, Cumin

Kombucha, Juniper Snow, Chocolate, Sunflower 

Off Menu Item

Grilled Spanish Octopus, Fennel Jam Roasted Almond Milk, House Fermented Chili and Crsipy Lentil


Nichols Farms & Orchard 
Marengo, IL 

Farmstead Farms 
LaCrosse, WI

Pilot Knob Comforts
Onieda, IL 

Hook's Cheese Company, Inc. 
Mineral Point, WI

Montalbano Farms
Sandwich, IL 

Hazzard Free Farm
Pecatonica, IL 

Beverage Pairing I:
Cava, Casas del Mar, NV
Saint-VĂ©ran Domaine Gilles Noblet, 2012
Forbidden Root, 'Shady Character' Porter
Barbaresco, Castello di Neive, 2011
Brachetto d'Acqui, Marenco 2013 

Harvest Juicery N/A Pairing:

Parsley | Yuzu | Black Tea
Fennel | Watercress
Beet | Ginger | Thyme 
Blood Orange | Tarragon
Almond | Cashew | Coffee 

2300 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614

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