Chicago IL 60607
Diners at Moto should be prepared to eat anything from “trash” to a "Cuban cigar" — that is, with his sense of whimsy and cerebral molecular gastronomy, chef Homaro Cantu’s creative dishes have been known to fool his guests, leading to playful culinary optical illusions, like a flowerpot with edible dirt. — Valaer Murray, 2/18/11
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- tdmstaff "Molecular gastronomist Chef Homaro Cantu sets out to bring you an artistic, scientific food adventure, with a changing tasting menu that is consistently top quality, from reinvented classics such as chili-cheese nachos to...
This is how moto does a plate of vegtables. Absolutely stunning
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In Homaro Cantu's restaurant, past trickery included a play on egg-drop soup in which frozen-egg and microgreen pellets were dropped into soup, and seared beef was paired with “caramelaserized wine.”
When you realize that the waiters are chefs, and the phrase "molecular gastronomy" is being bantered about, you know you're in for an intense culinary experience.
Part chef, part mad scientist, Homaro Cantu's playful attitude towards molecular gastronomy often tricks diners by offering familiar looking dishes concocted out of something totally unexpected.
Get the wine pairings!
Ok, 10 course. Come early, plan to spend the whole evening, no rushing. This is worth one of the ever so precious evenings of your life, so enjoy it. Mmmm. Wow. Good.
Go visit Chef Cantu in the "lab" (their affectionate term for the kitchen), then sit back and crunch down on the edible menu - all part of their deliciously theatrical 20-course tasting experience.
Get a sample of food of the future and dine at Moto Restaurant, where molecular gastronomy meets the hip meat-packing district. – Samantha Brown
Amazing food. Service & ambiance leave a lot to be desired.
cucumber ginger cocktail is FANTASTIC.
Make sure you try the cucumber ginger cocktail.
You will never look at candles the same way after eating here.
Chef Homaro Cantu has become the poster child of the mad-scientist conceptual-cooking fad in America. The result is "postmodern interactive cuisine" that is worth the experiment.
If you got the loot.
Ladies, you won't fully understand the experience until you use the toilet. Seriously.
A must-visit in Chicago. Choose the tasting menu and drink pairing...you'll never have another experience like it!
Moto is a MUST when you are in Chicago. It is unlike any experience anywhere!
Eat here if you can possibly afford it. It is revolutionary. If you can't afford to eat here, then drink here. You will thank me for this tip.