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Chicago chefs’ top 10 recipes of 2012

Delightful Pastries' chocolate-bourbon pecan pie.

Delightful Pastries' chocolate-bourbon pecan pie.

Pies and lobster dishes were among our most popular recipes of last year, showing that despite straitened times, cooks are still looking for a little indulgence. On the other hand, two pasta dishes also made the list, so they’re economizing, too. Here are Dining Chicago’s 10 most clicked-on local chefs’ recipes of 2012.

Which were your favorites?

  1. Chocolate pecan bourbon pie, Chef Dobra Bielinski, Delightful Pastries, Jefferson Park, Old Town and the West Loop.

  2. Braised short ribs, Chef David Dworshak, Carnivale, River West.

  3. Lobster thermidor, Chef Kevin Schulz, Fulton’s on the River, River North.

  4. Seafood terrine, Chef Michael Lachowicz, Michael, Winnetka.

  5. Matzo-meal latkes, Chef Ina Pinkney, Ina’s, West Loop.

  6. Banana cream pie, Chef Aaron Lindgren, Benny’s Chop House, River North.

  7. Kitfo, Chef Almaz Yigizaw, Ethiopian Diamond, Edgewater and Rogers Park.

  8. Pappardelle, Chef Michael Ponzio, Rosebud Restaurants.

  9. Tortellini with mushroom ragu, Chef Anthony Gambino, Cucina Paradiso, Oak Park.

  10. Lobster bisque, Chef Rick Gresh, David Burke’s Primehouse, Streeterville.