Just a quick travel post. I’m spending a couple of days in Chicago this week. At OpenNMS we have a surprising number of clients in Chicago (mainly in finance) so I get to come here often, and I really like this town, but, geez, can’t someone get me up here in a month without an “r” in it?
I got to meet up with some friends and we went to Vong’s. For once they were open (for some reason the last couple of times we tried to go they were closed for a “private party”) and I got to have their passion fruit soufflé again. This has got to be one of the best desserts ever made. They serve it with a scoop of passion fruit sorbet, and the best way to eat it is to poke a hole in the top of the soufflé and drop the sorbet in so it melts.
Seriously, this is an amazing treat. Don’t miss it if you visit Chicago.
While we waited for our table I also discovered that I like gin. I hadn’t had any gin since college and at the time I thought it tasted like wood alcohol. But apparently martinis are pretty darn good – especially Bombay Sapphire Gin martinis. Made it a little hard to get up the next morning.
When I got to the hotel they put me on the “concierge” level. The room is huge. I’ve stayed in nice rooms before, but this was the first one to have a television built into the bathroom mirror.
It’s made by a company called Electric Mirror in case you need one for the home.
It has actually been a little warmer here than in North Carolina, but this weekend is supposed to be beautiful so I’m eager to be back home. Next week I’m off to Frankfurt for our first Users Conference. There are still a few places left, so I hope to see you there.