Recently, my husband Bossyboots, friend Wrigley-T, and her husband Senor Diamondback enjoyed a great dinner at Goosefoot restaurant here in Chicago.
Chicago has a major food scene, and Goosefoot is definitely hot on the radar. I am not and will never call myself a foodie (blech) but I definitely love delicious food. So whatever you want to call that...
This dinner reservation was Wrigley-T's and my project. About six months ago, we got it into our heads that we HAD to eat at Goosefoot. They offer an eight-course tasting menu, and they're located right in our neighborhood. Also... they're BYOB. Our friends Colo and Goober had eaten there and loved it, so we wanted to try this supposedly delectable place, too!
Getting a reservation was a PROJECT, let me tell you, but... all the hype about this restaurant is true. We had a fantastic time! The food was imaginative and so delicious - the people couldn't have been nicer or more gracious. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place. We had an A+ time.
Firstly, we had to go pick out wines for our meal! I stopped off at Fine Wine Brokers in Lincoln Square, and they steered me in the right direction...
Dinner at Goosefoot takes about three hours, so plan your wine accordingly. Most of the peeps I know bring about one bottle per person. Fine Wine Brokers did an excellent job helping us select wines that went well with each course. I enjoyed each wine, but the cava was my favorite. I am known for bringing Korbel to all occasions, but Colo and Goober told me that they would de-friend me if I brought Korbel to Goosefoot, so I had to level up in the sparkling wine department (!!!!)
Finally, after a six month effort, we made it!!! If you can't tell from the smile, Wrigley-T and I were quite excited for our Goosefoot date. The owners were so kind about everything - Goosefoot has gotten so much press that people are beating down the door to get inside. The owners even apologized that it's so tough to get in - but of course, if you have hundreds of reservation requests per day... it's just tough!
We were READY to get started! First up, a small bite before the main event...
Then... it was time to get started!
Bossyboots and Senor Diamondback approve!
And - just to prove I was there...
Operation Goosefoot was a success - we loved it. We all agreed that our favorites were the cheese, beef, and corn soup courses. We were satisfied but not overfull - the portions were perfect. If you live in Chicago or are planning a visit, you should definitely check it out!
Executive Chef: Chris Nugent
2656 W. Lawrence, Chicago, IL, 60625
4621 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL, 60625