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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Giuliana Rancic

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52  MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM clockwise from top right: Smyth chef John Shields crafts dishes like a salad of duck tongues with herbs and roasted squid stock; at Temporis, diners indulge in composed plates like parsnip, mandarin, and cucumber grass. and canelé combo accented with passion fruit reduction and sesame tuile. 933 N. Ashland Ave., 773-697-4961; EFFORTLESS EXCELLENCE White tablecloth elegance meets exposed brick wall urbanity on an inconspicuous West Loop side street at Oriole. With a menu that flows smoothly from sushi (one bite of nigiri topped with crisp roasted genmai) to pasta (luscious capellini dressed with Burgundy truffles), chef Noah Sandoval nonchalantly garnered two Michelin stars just seven months after opening. "The stars are a huge honor and confidence boost," Sandoval says. "I must be doing something right." Even indulgent courses like lamb belly and Japanese A5 wagyu show restraint so you don't feel too guilty as you're digging into the pie that pastry chef Genie Kwon sends you home with. 661 W. Walnut St., 312-877- 5339; FARM FRESH As you break into the carotene-packed licorice- cured egg yolk floating in frozen yogurt meringue in what has become Smyth's signature dessert, thank pastry chef Karen Shields and a coop of chickens on a 20-acre farm in Bourbonnais. "Our ultimate goal is to let the farm dictate what we do," says chef John Shields, who met his wife and partner working at Charlie Trotter's. "It's a really challenging proposition but there's a uniqueness and creativity that evolves from having less." Preserved wild black raspberries picked in July brighten up caramelized lobster, and salty shiitake mushroom powder garnishes both crispy lamb salad and a milk chocolate huckleberry bar. 177 N. Ada St. #101, 773-913-3773; smythandthe- . PHOTOGRAPHY © 2016 GALDONES PHOTOGRAPHY (SHIELDS; SALAD); BY HARVEY PLOTNICK (INTERIOR; COMPOSED COURSE) SCENE BUZZ

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