while i have been aware of senza for some time, i will admit that i had originally written the restaurant off due to it's gluen free menu. i started paying attention to senza after it was awarded a michelin star for 2014 and decided to give the lakeview restaurant a shot on my most recent visit to chicago. after starting with a fantastic bourbon/thai chili cocktail, the tasting menu began and was phenomenal from beginning to end. naming standout dishes isn't really possible, as it would literally be three-quarters of the menu, but i will note that my absolute favorite course was the scallop dish with foie gras, blueberry, granola, and oxalis. never once did i miss gluten, and i am quite positive that i would have not been able to tell senza was a gluten free restaurant had i not known going in. chef sandoval's cooking is definitely worthy of a michelin star and ranks very highly amongst the other chicago based restaurants bearing that distinction.