500 north michigan avenue
chicago, il 60611
located just off the magnificent mile, the purple pig was our first stop. the restaurant is a collaboration between several chicago area chefs, most notably tony mantuano of spiaggia. with a focus on mediterranean inspired small plates as well cheese and charcuterie, the purple pig is a place i having been looking forward to trying for awhile now.
while the meal was not quite as successful as those carrie and i have enjoyed at similar restaurants in chicago such as avec and girl and the goat, we really enjoyed everything that we ate, and certainly walked out of the restaurant with smiles. like the two places i mentioned above, the purple pig is the kind of restaurant i would love to have back home in st. louis. while i can't see returning given chicago's vast dining landscape, the purple pig would rate near the top if it was in st. louis, and numerous trips would be made.