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Chicago chefs pay edible tribute to their culinary mentors

We asked some of the city’s top chefs to create a dish to honor a person who influenced their cooking. The exercise stirred many kitchen memories, about everyone from Rick Bayless to dear ol’ mom.

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  • There's plenty of novelty on the menu at Hu's fourth restaurant, in the Chinatown Mall, where he's forgone the regional approach he took with Lao Sze Chuan, Lao Beijing, and Lao Shanghai. Instead, he's created a Weird World of Hu. He's a gregarious, hands-on owner in all of his spots. But when you see him here it's unlike you've seen him anywhere else, holding court at the bar, swirling a glass of red wine, and…  read full review »

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