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The final dinner series of Green City Market came to a close at Wooden Spoon Chicago in Andersonville last night with soon to open Cantina de la Granja restaurant. The menu gave guests a taste of unique dishes from traditional and regional Mexican specialties, but with a modern touch. Also, expect a farm-to-table experience every time you eat here since they will be sourcing ingredients that will come from local farmers and growers within a 200 miles radius.

Some of my favorite dishes from last night were Taco ChihuahuenseShort rib, escabeche, eggplant on a marrow-flour tortilla and Ceviche Otoño perch, pear, brown butter, and radish. Drinks also helped to kick off the night with favorites like Jacko’s Ponchemezcal, ancho reyes, absinthe, ponche fog.

While the event was hosted at Wooden Spoon, I had the opportunity to have a closer look at the action in the kitchen and interact with the chef while she was preparing the dishes. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make about 30 plus dishes, check the video below.

 

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Henrique Kerch

I’m a Caracas native, living in Chicago. I have a passion for travel, culture, food, adventure and discovering new places off the beaten path. I still remember the first trip I took internationally as a child and the excitement that it was to know that everyone will speak another language. Traveling was cool—waking up early to make the trip to the airport, packing too much and then realizing it’s much better to pack light.

Now a travel writer, I get to see new places continually, check out new restaurants, and talk about my experiences. Just as I’m about to be done with a trip, I see myself at the airport daydreaming while staring at the departure board thinking about my next destination.