Top 10 Chicago chefs' recipes of 2012

Delightful Pastries' pecan pie.

Delightful Pastries' 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.



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

  2. Braised short ribs, Chef David DworshakCarnivale, River West.

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

  4. Seafood terrine, Chef Michael LachowiczMichael, Winnetka.

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

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

  7. Kitfo, Chef Almaz YigizawEthiopian DiamondEdgewater and Rogers Park.

  8. Pappardelle, Chef Michael PonzioRosebud Restaurants.

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

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

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