Chicago New American

iNG Restaurant (Now Closed)

By on December 22, 2013

To call Ing a restaurant is unfair. Ing is an experience – whimsical, alcohol-fueled, surprising, and most importantly: delicious.

As a relative noobie to the molecular gastronomy scene I was expecting an excellent experience, but I was also prepared to experience pretentiousness, food that is made to look good rather than taste great, and tiny potions. Ing is none of these things, and completely changed my perception of this style of dining.

The Salvador Dali-inspired tasting menu dishes were astoundingly creative, taking inspiration from Dali’s works and quotes and transforming them into food and drink.
Not only was every dish aesthetically amazing, it was nearly impossible to select a favorite. Nearly everything on every plate was lick-the-bottom-of-the-plate delicious (and in solid quantity). The alcohol pairings were spot-on and bountiful. By the end of the meal you’re a solid 4-5 drinks in, and the cocktails are no-joke strong. Some dishes are paired with a pill, one that changes the taste of the food for a mind-blowing before/after tasting experience.

Extremely creative and delicious food, strong expertly-paired drinks, all backed by inspiration by Salvador Dali. A unique, excellent experience on all fronts.

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December 22, 2013

December 22, 2013

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