it is exciting to go and try a new restaurant with good reviews more so when the chef and owners are people you know. we were, for the first time, at pecking order to celebrate viv’s birthday. the owners are longtime friends, melinda and her daughter kristine subido. back in the day, before we moved to the suburbs, most of our weekends were centered around food, almost always at the kitchen of the subido’s.
kristine, a veteran of the chicago food scene, is one of the city’s top chefs. before pecking order, she was for more than a decade the executive chef of wave in w-lakeshore, a four-star hotel in downtown chicago. for mother and daughter, pecking order is no ordinary partnership. it is a deep-seated family affair, a dream come true.