Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wildfire


Martini Flight at Wildfire (Cosmo, Wild Raspberry, Appletini with cinnamon on the rim, Stormy Night)

If you've never tried Wildfire, you're in for a real treat. The best things to try are the horseradish-crusted Filet Mignon (even if you aren't really a horseradish fan) or the nut-crusted fish of the day. One of my favorites of the fish has been the macadamia-nut-crusted halibut, but the other day they wowed me with their pistachio-nut-crusted flounder. Their food is just reliably very tasty and their service is always pretty good. My one "con" for visiting Wildfire is that it is a noisy restaurant, so not a quiet spot for a romantic date, but where you need to talk pretty loudly to be heard. However, I'll tempt you more with the food: redskin mashed potatoes seem to be made with cream and butter- don't count calories, but enjoy the masterpiece that they are! :) Each entree comes with a side and the portions are big. Expect to have leftovers if you plan to have dessert- and you should! The triple-layer chocolate cake is amazing, though as a true chocolate-lover, my favorite dessert at wildfire doesn't include chocolate. Ask for their their "off-the menu" Berry Crisp dessert, which is fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries, drizzled in a berry sauce, topped with a tremendous oatmeal cookie, crumbled on top (and what makes this dish the best)! It's all topped with ice cream, and yes, could be a meal in itself. Try out Wildfire if you haven't already- it's part of the Lettuce Entertain You network in the Chicagoland area and let us know what you think. Comments are always welcome and your own pictures can be posted on our Chicago Foodie Sisters Facebook page!


Stormy Night Martini



French Onion soup


Tomato & Onion Salad



House Salad


Pistachio-nut-crusted flounder


Steak Diane with redskin mashed potatoes


Filet Mignon (without a crust)


Triple Berry Pie with ice cream (delicious!!!! :)


Key Lime Pie


Triple layer chocolate cake- super moist

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