A review by the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel has appeared for Peter Burdi’s new restaurant CiNe Modern Taqueria in downtown Hinsdale, praising the visuals of the dining room and the food alike and stating that the restaurant tones down Burdi’s typical European influences without sacrificing them altogether.
“Peter Burdi isn't yet the king of west suburban dining rooms, but he sure rules over downtown Hinsdale,” Vettel writes, citing also Il Poggiolo and Nabuki in addition to CiNe.
He lauds CiNe chef Yanitzin Sanchez, writing that “she always pays attention to the visuals. Her red-onion soup is a playful nod to French onion soup… Chicken breast in mole negro is nothing new, but Sanchez's presentation—the breast topped with a panko-crusted chicharron croquette and garnished with a skewered guajillo pepper—belongs on a magazine cover.”
There are a few complaints in the review as well: the pork milanesa is overcooked with too much salt, no mix-and-match option on the menu and the beverage selection is a bit sparse, but the two-star overall review translates to “very good” by the Trib’s system.
CiNe Modern Taqueria, located at 29 E. 1st Street, is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations are strongly recommended.