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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon: Two Michelin Stars

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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon: Two Michelin Stars
About a month ago I took a day trip to New York City to try and eat at some exciting restaurants.  I woke up super early on a Friday morning and took a long four-hour bus drive to NYC.  When I got there I had an early lunch at NoMad, by Chef Daniel Humm, you can check out that review here.  Later that night after exploring the big city, I settled down at L'Atelier for a five-course fall menu.  Now, I do have to warn you this review will probably be a lot of "it was so good", as each course had the perfect balance of the 5 elements of taste; sweet, salty, bitter, acidity, and umami.  Many of the dishes had really complex elements that I either can't remember or just don't know what they were, as the menu is mostly in french, but I'll try my best to explain the dishes to you all.    When I arrived at the restaurant they checked my coat and backpack and I patiently waited just a few moments before being seated.  I…

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North Pond: One Michelin Star

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North Pond: A One Michelin Star Restaurant During the last month of summer, I took a trip to Chicago, Illinois and the overall goal was to eat as much food as possible.  I did succeed at this and you can check out all the other restaurants I ate at on the trip here.  This particular restaurant was one of two Michelin starred dinners I had the privilege to try while I was in Chicago.  The Chef and partner Bruce Sherman, influences for the restaurant came from Paris, Southeast Asia, and London. These influences make for the fantastic production of his contemporary French-American, seasonal modern cuisine.  Just last month Bruce announced his departure from the restaurant at the end of the year.  The new Executive Chef will be Tim Vidrio, previously he held the Chef de Cuisine title from 2016 until the present day, but as Bruce leaves, Tim has been titled Executive Chef for 2020.  I'm excited to see the changes that may be made at North Pond under the new Chef.  
From the moment I arri…

NoMad: One Michelin Star

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NoMad: A One Michelin Star Resturant
NoMad is owned and operated by the famous chef Daniel Humm, if that name didn't ring a bell then "Eleven Madison Park" should.  Daniel Humm is the Executive Chef and owner of these two restaurants. Eleven Madison Park was ranked as the #1 restaurant on the 50 best list for many years.  NoMad is an abbreviated way of saying "North of Madison Park."  This would be because NoMad is quite literally just north of the original restaurant that's located in Madison Square Park in New York City. NoMad opened in 2012 as apart of the NoMad Hotel, but I won't get into the hotel details, however, it is utterly beautiful.  If you're interested in more information about the hotel, restaurant, or reservations click here.

I had my experience at NoMad during a day trip to New York where I ate at multiple restaurants, so as a result, I didn't order a ton of food.  The menu is organized into sections labeled as; Snacks, Appetizers…

CHICAGO

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Chicago- Eating at 11 Restaurants in 3 Days! I recently took a super spur of the moment 3 day trip to Chicago, Illinois.  With only 3 days to explore the big city, my best friend Josh, who recently moved to the city- made us a list of his newly found favorites.  We had everything from Mexican to Burgers and two fine dining- Michlin Star restaurants.  In this post I'm going to cover all of the dining experiences I had, except the two Michelin Star Restaurants- I'll put links to them later in the post.   There was just too much to say about those meals to cover them in this post.  I'll also include some pictures and information about the attractions I went to.  So, the only way we could possibly manage to eat at so many restaurants was to do what can be referred to as a "Snack N' Dash".  This means, going into a restaurant and ordering one or two small things, and then dashing to the next restaurant.  This way you don't get too full and you can get in and out…