So it’s come to the end of my travels in Chicago and I’m truly sad to say goodbye to this fab’lous place. As with anywhere there are good and not so good places and bad press, in this instance about gun crime, but my experience is not of a hostile city, as I was lead to believe it would be. It’s not of an unsafe place and unfriendly people. Not a place to feel vulnerable as a young woman travelling on my own but a warm, relaxed and inviting city, with enough to do and see to keep you tripping from one to another all week and still have more to see.
The food was amazing…
Having just had a lovely breakfast at my hotel consisting of a cream cheese bagel and fresh coffee I started thinking about the food I’ve already had in the short time I’ve been here.
Not one, normally, for photos of food I’ve found that the food here has been a delight, not only for the tastebuds, but for the eyes!
A real work of art – on the whole – so I’m going to share with you just a couple of the delights I’ve sampled so far…
Raspberry tart and Kurdish chicken and apricot salad
Raspberry and pistachio tart
Kurdish chicken and apricot salad – Gundis Kurdish Kitchen
And some delicious cheesecakes, we all ordered one and then passed round the table… They were immense…
Cookie dough and choc-chip – Cheesecake Factory
Raspberry, lemon and lime – Cheesecake Factory
Raspberry and white chocolate truffle – Cheesecake Factory