Chicago plays host to a vide variety of innovative chefs at some of the most expensive and well-regarded restaurants in the world. The best way for many of these chefs to flex their muscles is through tasting menus that tickle every part of the taste buds and pleasure nodes. They don't come without a price, however, which is usually very high. The ones listed are the highest in town.Read More
The Most Expensive Tasting Menus in Chicago
Italian decadence is exemplified one way in Chicago: Tony Mantuano's paradise, Spiaggia. Rotating seasonally, the current theme is Perigord black truffles and goes for $195.
Alinea is the template for decadent ticket-only tasting experiences. For $210, Grant Achatz's tasting menu goes from steelhead roe to woolly pig, from squab to balloon.
At Next, three tasting menus are released a year to season-ticket holders, it's the perfect place for a whale to indulge. This year's third menu is Bocuse D'Or, the Olympics of tasting menus, and costs $195.
The forefather of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu's tasting menus are the stuff of legend. Scientifically-inclined whales come to get their minds and taste buds blown for $175.
A french-inclined whale is very happy at Les Nomades. For $130, indulge in five spectacular courses, plats premiers of escargots and lobster until fromages and desserts.
The tasting menu at L20 is one of the most glamourous in the city, as the two Michelin stars will attest. $210 buys a parade of 13 mind-boggling courses fit for a whale.
40 floors above the Chicago Stock Exchange, Everest is a place for the most affluent traders to indulge in culinary delights. What better way to spend $145 than on a French-inspired decadent tasting menu?
Curtis Duffy's Grace is the hottest of the hot, with no end in sight. High-rollers can taste an ever-changing eight-to-twelve course menu of the multiple award-winning chef's dishes for $185.