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Chicago Foodies Hosts "Black" Dinner at Moto

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 12, 2012 3:30PM

2012_1_12CFMoto.jpg Dining at Moto is always a pretty mind-blowing experience, but Chicago Foodies has decided to up the ante. The popular local food blog is hosting a 16-course dinner at Moto on Jan. 28, and every course will be black. The tagline? "Maybe the most unusual dinner you'll ever have."

Chicago Foodies has always been a staple of our RSS feed, but they've stepped up their game in recent months. First, owner Josh Brusin brought on former Feast contributor (and current BlackBoardEats Chicago editor) Kate Bernot as editor. Then, Chicago Foodies announced the start of a "Unique Dinner Series."

The idea of the Unique Dinner Series is, unsurprisingly, to create unique dining experiences for readers - a smaller, more radical version of Time Out Chicago's Dining and Libations Society. They're certainly starting with a bang. The dinner will be held in "The Lab" at Moto (their mad scientist version of a private dining room) and "diners will experience a progression of flavors, textures and ingredients - all in achromatic black." Only 24 diners will get to experience this crazy meal, prepared by chef/owner Homaro Cantu as well as two Top Chef contestants, Ritchie Farina and Chris Jones.

The meal costs a slightly wince-inducing $225. However, that's about the same as a regular meal at Moto would cost, and this one will be a meal to remember forever. Here's hoping someone brings their camera so the rest of us can see what the team comes up with! To make reservations or to get more information, email