Still, you have to wonder whether things would’ve turned out differently if she’d taken a bite out of, say, an umami donut.
It’s a worthwhile thought experiment, and one you’re free to indulge at Eden, a Mediterranean-tinged oasis of fine dining with its own greenhouse, opening Friday near the United Center. And here it is now.
You’ll make the pilgrimage here before a Bulls game, after a Bulls game or when a Bulls game isn’t even in the picture. A spacious dining room dressed in earth tones will greet you, as will steel-topped tables. Take a seat at one of them. Good things will happen to you there.
Like those umami donuts to start, which are really meat-filled beignets with a cinnamony tomato sauce. Like braised-duck lasagna or Portuguese-spiced chicken. Like a single malt scotch libation with burnt rosemary and cold-pressed apple cider.
And should you be feeling particularly adventurous, forgo a table for a spot at the back bar, where one of the chefs might ask you to taste a new menu item.
Pro tip: you should say yes.