Kelly the Culinarian: Independence Day at Pinstripes Chicago

Monday, July 6, 2015

Independence Day at Pinstripes Chicago

Happy post-Fourth of July, people! I had an awesome Independence Day, which I celebrated with a spectacular view of amazing fireworks enjoyed with delicious food and delightful company.

I was invited to partake in Pinstripes' festivities, which featured a multiple-course set menu enjoyed on the Chicago River with a full view of the Navy Pier fireworks.

We rolled in and there was toasted focaccia and pesto waiting. I had just completed a full day of workouts and was getting ready to set out for a 14-mile run the next day, so I was in full "leave no carb behind" mode. Naturally, we needed a second basket of bread. Along with this amazing charcuterie platter. You can't quite see it, but the mini figs were amazing with the Gorgonzola. The prosciutto-wrapped asparagus bites were also superb.


Next up was a crisp salad, followed by our choice of entrees. The menu included a pinenut crusted halibut or a trio of filet mignon. I went with the steak and potatoes option and was very happy with my life choices.

My favorite filet was the Gorgonzola, but my entree also came with a peppercorn and a Parmesan steak, mashed red potatoes and asparagus.

As if I weren't full enough, dinner concluded with tiramisu gelato. It was so creamy and delicious that I needed a giant mug of coffee to wash it down. In addition to a sweet outdoor bocce ball set up, the patio featured a fire pit complete with blankets, which is where I enjoyed my post-dinner coffee while waiting for the fireworks to start.

And it was one hell of a show. There's nothing like feeling the fireworks exploding overhead while sipping coffee along the Chicago River. Hope everyone out there had an awesome holiday!


Zenaida Arroyo said...

Oh my goodness! The food looks amazing!!!

Losing Lindy said...

looks amazing!