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Dining: Le Cirque Traveling Dining Series x Mid-America Club

Last week I was invited to attend the Le Cirque traveling “pop-up” dinner series held at the Mid-America Club here in Chicago.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, “Le Cirque, ranked among the best restaurants in the world and a favorite gathering place of celebrities, political figures, and high society for more than 35 years, will be showcased in the dining rooms of 10 private clubs in the ClubCorp family for one night only. “An Evening with Le Cirque” will feature a three-course menu with classic Le Cirque dishes and new items created by Chef Olivier.”

Our menu choices!

This was my first time dining at the Mid-America Club and I will tell you this, their service was impeccable from my arrival to my departure!

I arrived for my 7pm reservation and it was first class service from there on out!

Even though Le Cirque is based in New York, you truly felt like you were sitting in their restaurant down to the imprinted Le Cirque China.

Once we were seated and I had a chance to review the menu, it was finally time to eat!

This bread was delicious!

The chef sent over this Salmon and Caviar dish that was simply delicious!

For my first course I selected the Lobster Salad and my sister got the Tuna Tartare.

Then it was time for the 2nd Course…

This Risotto was nothing short of amazing! It had a beef flavor that simply melted in your mouth.

For our 3rd course we selected the Chicken and Filet of Beef.

The chicken was delicious!

We loved the filet of beef!

Then finally it was desert time!

This Creme Brule was so good, I swear I wanted to lick the bowl!

   I got a pleasant surprise when I got to the bottom of the bowl.

Sorry for the bright pic wanted you to see the recipe.

 I will be making this as soon as I get a moment…

Before it was time to leave, I got a chance to meet the Chef and one of the owners of Le Cirque, they were very nice men! We spoke about how Le Cirque came to be and what inspired them to take their restaurant on the road!

As one last kind gesture we were sent these treats to the table.

All in all I give Le Cirque and Mid-America 5 stars! The service, the food, the atmosphere was perfect!

I can’t wait until I’m back in New York so I can visit the actual restaurant! Le Cirque is holding these pop-up events in 9 other market if you would like to get in on a truly amazing dining experience go here.

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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