x

Jim Jacobs / Blog

Ravioli...

Great gig at King's Landing ended with Paul, Bill and I each ordering thee 3 Cheese & Sausage Ravioli. Pillows of pasta filled with a tasty combination of broccolini and sausage. I'm not sure what broccolini actually is, but it seemed a bit like broccoli and asparagus mixed. The ultra rich Boursin cheese sauce had plenty of garlic and creamy goodness.

Talapia...

baked in parchment was enjoyable at King's Landing last week at the Friday night gig. We didn't knoww to order before the kitchen closed at 10 PM, but there was an extra for some reason. The fish was tender. Lots of butter and lemon meant plenty of taste. Can't wait til 7/7 for another gig and another dish to try...

Pork Milanaise

at Italian Kitchen tonight! Thin tender cutlet lightly breaded with panko and seasonings was served over garlicky good mashed potatoes. Real taters make the difference and oh so garlicky, mmmm...

Lunch with Dad..

at the BBQ Pit in Highland Park. Dad his old standby BBB (burger on black bread with tomato, lettuce and raw onion). I had the gyros. Grilled meat, not cooked on the spit, was juicy and tender. Maybe, a bit healthier, too. Served on warm pita with tzatziki sauce, chopped onion and tomato with a large side of crispy waffle fries. Next time you go in to the Pit, let Gus know you want Jim Jacobs Trio back:D

Landing a gig...

Went out to King's Landing in Fox Lake per Mike Louie's suggestion and enjoyed lunch with Steven. He had a great burger with sharp cheddar cheese on sourdough bread. It had that char-grilled taste that everyone loves. I ate a Bruchetta Chicken Wrap. Grilled chicken in a basil tortilla wrap with chopped tomato and onion with balsamic and fresh basil. I highly recommend this dish. To top it off, the home made potato chips were still hot from the vat. I had a nice conversation with the owner, Wayne, and walked out with a couple gigs. How often does a sideman help you get a gig? Thanks, Mike Louie!

Calamari!

Steven and I enjoyed lightly egg battered calamari at Italian Kitchen. He picks me up after finishing work at The Pit. Nice and tender with a little horseradish infused cocktail sauce. What to try next wee?

New Place to try...

I gave Grace of Milan in Grayslake a try with Andy the other day. Interesting combinations. We had pancit (flavorless stringy noodles with veggies), wonderful sticky garlic fried rice and then four main dishes. Squid with a soy vinegrette, beef stew (strange black color), curried meat and my favorite, spicy chicken. We'll have to try it again:)

Chicken Lemone

Chicken Lemone at Italian Kitchen is lightly battered but has plenty of lemony taste. I had it with a side of linguini with aglio olio. Plenty of garlic:D

Home cooking!

Well, last night I was home and decided to cook. I don't do this enough... Made steak medium rare seasoned with garlic, basil, black pepper and a touch of oregano. Served with pasta with balsamic mushrooms:P It was quite tastey if I do say so myself!

Stuffed Shells;0)

Stuffed Shells were on special at Italian Kitchen. They were filled with veal seasoned with black pepper, yellow and red peppers and, of course, garlic. Vodka cream sauce and fresh tomato were tastefully laid out on the plate and fresh parmsam topper the dish off nicely...

Feedback