Last weekend I attended a dinner with several colleagues at an upscale restaurant in downtown Chicago. Because we were a large group of about a dozen people, our meeting planner had pre-arranged the menu with all the courses coming to the table “family-style”. If you’re not familiar with this phrase, it simply means that instead of the meals being individually plated, they’re brought to the table in large serving bowls or platters and then passed around for everyone to help themselves … sort of like you might do at the family dinner table. The food was not only delicious, but also beautifully presented. In fact, you can see two of the desserts in the photo.
But there was one problem! Read the rest of this entry »