I’ve been looking forward to recapping my trip all week. And now that it’s time to do just that, I’m not feeling very wordy! Funny how that works. I’ll try my best!
One note before I share more – my photos kind of suck because I wasn’t focused on taking great pictures, just creating great memories! And I apologize if you’ve already seen these pictures via my Instagram.
This was my third time dining at RPM (first time and second time), and it just keeps getting better. Looking back, we probably ordered a little too much food, but it was all so delicious! You really can’t go wrong here. Everything is just so fresh and well made, which makes the higher price point totally worth it in my opinion. This is a MUST visit Chicago restaurant!
My coworker Thea and I ate at Native Foods Café a few times when I was in Chicago last September. It’s super close to our office, and the food is so tasty! This time around we shared the nachos and an order of sweet potato fries. A few of our other coworkers joined us for lunch and absolutely loved the food as well. It packs quite the punch for a vegan restaurant!
On Wednesday our team hosted a lunch for some of the other teams in our organization, and we catered the meal from a place called Roti. Everything is very flavorful, especially the hummus. So creamy and rich…LOVE!
On Wednesday night we had our big team dinner at Osteria Via Stato, a local Italian restaurant. Because of the size of our group, we had prix fixe menu, and even then, all of the food I tried was delicious – salted ciabatta bread with roasted garlic marinated in balsamic vinegar (MY FAVORITE!), crispy polenta, spring pasta with veggies, farro risotto (second favorite!), and the list goes on. I can’t wait to bring Vishnu back here because I know he’d love it!
On Thursday evening I took a break from team stuff and made dinner plans with my friends Ankita and Rena. We went to Little Goat Diner in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. The food was fantastic! Some of the items we ordered were comfort food “ish”, while others were innovative and unique. But everything was really fresh and bold. I will be back Little Goat!
My London coworkers wanted to experience American baseball, so a bunch of us went to a Cubs (vs. Brewers) game on Tuesday evening. It was so fun seeing them get excited with the rest of the crowd, and surprisingly, they got the gist of the game fairly quickly. I had to explain a few things like stealing and bases loaded, but overall, everyone really enjoyed themselves!
Every Wednesday and Saturday night during the summer, the city of Chicago does fireworks by Navy Pier. Because of my coworker Toni’s husband, we got to watch them from the rooftop of one of the buildings on the lakefront. Amazing!
Well, that’s all I have in terms of a recap. I did go down a slightly wordy path…oops! That was bound to happen though, especially considering how packed and full this week was!
I head home today and can’t wait to see Vishnu!! AND we have some very special guests visiting this weekend…my parents! Yay!
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!