One of the best things about our dining scene now is that it’s so rich, it’s spreading beyond the highly concentrated city center into the outer neighborhoods. One of those new neighborhood gems is Ash American Fare in Hyde Park.
Alfio Gulisano, executive chef of Alfio’s Buon Cibo in Hyde Park, wants to bring his “A game” to The Art of Food, The Carnegie’s annual exhibition of culinary and food-inspired visual art. Although the focus is on engaging the senses through food as art and art as food, he and other chefs say that every day is an opportunity to be artful when cooking and dining.
On a chilly January afternoon, my co-worker Bonnie and I stopped into one of these cool new establishments called Meatball Kitchen, a brick-and-mortar restaurant that recently evolved from a local pop-up dining experience.