In his reviews this week for the Sun-Times, we are honored to bask in the glow of Pat Bruno’s expertise.
• Pat Bruno gets mad at 312 Chicago for not being “mainstream Italian” (an eggplant involtini is too complicated), even though he’s the one who labeled them as such two paragraphs earlier. He settles on the descriptor “contemporary Italian” for chef Luca Corazzina’s take on the cuisine, and likes most of what he tries, but still can’t resist comparing everything to Bruno’s red-sauce platonic ideal of what the dish ought to be. [Sun-Times]
• Fun facts about Bruno: he “worked in India for a short time”! This makes him an expert on Indian food, and he thinks India House’s food is better than what he had in Chennai. Considering he ordered tandoori shrimp and butter chicken, which are the Indian food equivalent of Chop Suey and Egg Rolls (delicious! but totally American!), that makes an odd kind of sense. [Sun-Times]