Sunday, June 5, 2011

One of my favorite restaurants... so far

It feels like it has been forever since my last post. Life has been pretty crazy for me lately, but here is a really quick illustration.

I was in Chicago for work maybe six months ago now, and for dinner one night we ate at an Italian restaurant in Little Italy called Davanti Enoteca. The decor and environment was warm and inviting. The menu offering, which was surprisingly affordable, was probably the coolest that I have ever seen. It was difficult to choose a dish, but I loved my meal.

I started with a roasted squash, farro, whipped goat cheese, hazelnut and watercress salad. If you like goat cheese, whip it! It takes it to a whole new level.

For my main course I chose "Ricco di Mare e Granchio" which is linguine with sea urchin and crab. Oh my yumminess!

I loved some of the sayings that they included on their menu:

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not eaten well"

"You don't ever age while seated for a meal"

"Eat and it will be over, you'll feel better"

I hope everyone is doing well and had a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oooo, looks like a warm, beautiful atmosphere in there! And the menu sounds delish. I'm sold, reservation for one please :)

  2. Such an inviting description of your repast, and made even better by the accompanying, wonderful little illustration! :)

  3. great post KJ ... I've missed your illustrations! Cool restaurant ... will have to check out on our next trip to Chicago!

  4. love it (but let's be honest, love them all ;) express such freedom in your illustrations! and love of goat cheese! Verrrrry nice

  5. Kristin..this is a divine illustration! I feel the warmth in this piece and your description makes me wanna visit and eat - wow, sea urchin linguine, eh? You are bold!! I love all of those sayings too..thank you for sharing them with us.

    By the way, your safari piece is so fun..such a great concept! And your "what I ate" is super daughter would love you - she adores Rolos. : )
    Always awesome to see your visit at my blog! Thank you!