Totes Chicago’s Goat
Where are we walking to?
It does seem like a long walk, but it’s worth it!
Girl & the Goat tl;dr
When we booked our trip to Chicago a couple of months ago, I knew there was one place I just HAD to go this time around when I was in Chicago and that was The Girl and The Goat. Top Chef being one of my favorite shows, I have heard a lot about Stephanie Izard and her food, namely at this restaurant. So as soon as I had my dates, I jumped on Opentable and made a reservation.
Delicious Meal Was a Long Time Coming
Even 3 months in advance, the only reservation I could secure was at 9:30pm so tip for all those interested in going, book in advance! When we arrived, the staff graciously checked our coats and brought us to the table right by the kitchen- perfect! Having always been interested in how restaurants are run, we felt very fortunate to be able to score a seat with a birds eye view of everything happening in the kitchen and got to chat up the staff while having our meal.
Looking over the Yelp reviews and the menu prior, we had a good idea of what we wanted to order, though since it wasn’t just me eating, I also let my dining companions choose dishes. Below are the dishes we ordered along with my thoughts on the food itself.
Pan Fried Shishito Peppers
Roasted Beet Salad
Grilled Baby OctopusTender baby octopus served with guaniciale, favas, radish, pistachios in a lemon vinaigrette.
Braised Meat Ratatouille with Gooseberries
Wood Oven Pig Face with a Fried Egg
Butterscotch Miso Dessert
Another Dessert That I Can’t RememberIf one was good, then two is even better!
Overall we had such a fantastic dining experience we can’t wait to go back to Chicago and try more of the menu!