Best of 2011: Avenues (Chicago, IL)

This Peninsula Hotel hotspot moves its guests with artful food and wine pairings.

The recipient of two Michelin stars, this Peninsula Hotel spot offers cutting-edge cuisine by Chef Curtis Duffy. The house espouses the belief that guests deserve to be moved to remember that food and wine can truly change your perspective, and its pairing is indeed art.

Destination Bottles:

Littorai 2007 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)
Monasterio Suore Cistercensi 2009 Coenobium Bianco (Lazio)

Wine Director Michael Muser’s wine list is book-sized, and patrons can select bottles from extensive display cabinets in the dining room.

“Our version of a ‘trophy bottle’ is anything made by Maria Jose from Lopez de Heredia. We have 20 vintages of her wines on our list dating back to the 1960s. Her wines stand as testament that throughout all the technological advancement the world of wine has seen, sometimes if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” —Michael Muser

For more information about this Chicago, IL, restaurant, click here.

For more Chicago restaurants, visit BlackbirdCharlie Trotter’s, Frontera Grill, Longman & EagleL2O and Spiaggia.
Published on July 1, 2011
Topics: Best Restaurants, Food and Wine Destinations


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