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4.5 stars out of 5 isn't too bad!

4.5 stars out of 5 isn't too bad!

The Return of Haute Cuisine by Michael Nagrant | CS magazine | April 27, 2012 If fine dining is dead, the folks at Acadia, a new modern contemporary American restaurant in the South Loop, certainly didn’t hear the bell tolling for it. Acadia has transformed the funeral for luxury into quite the rousing wake. Like Jean Valjean leading a revolution, Acadia has doubled down in these grave times of uninspired small plates, cast-off bits of offal and elbow-mashing communal tables, and fought back with impeccable technique—and a powder keg larder stuffed with truffles, foie and lobster. Like Valjean, I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence. Though I love what I do, it’s rare that I’m not aware I’m eating professionally. And yet, as my body sinks into Acadia’s soft charcoal chenille banquette my forearms rest upon a warm wood tabletop, my eyes gaze past taupe wal...

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