June 28 and 29 – I opened a bottle of wine for 2 guests at table 43, their server was Carlean. The guests were both interested in how we cook with cactus. They are from a part of Guanajuato where the cactus is a dietary staple, all of it’s parts used in many dishes. In fact, these folks call themselves, “Panzas verdes,” or green bellies. Getting a chance to listen to guests’ stories like this are one of the ways I get to 10.
Another amazing guest story, from a couple having dinner at the bar. I opened their bottle of Mexican wine and they told me about a restaurant in Mexico City that serves mini al pastor spits that actually sit on the tabletop.
Da Real MVPs: BIG thank you to the Chicago Police (and Sarah, Chef, Deann, Lanie, Matt, Leslie and everyone involved) who solved the theft issue within our restaurant family tonight.