One of the greatest things about living in Chicago is the number of great restaurants to eat at. A couple weeks ago we had friends in town visiting and we were meeting up with them for dinner. We suggested Osteria Via Stato when they said they were craving Italian food. The meal was amazing as always. One of the dishes was a risotto with sweet corn and bacon. It wasn’t on my plate, but I sure as hell tasted it! It was delicious. So delicious I needed to figure out how to recreate it!