Entering one's beautifully restored Art Deco building, you feel like you're walking into a swanky 1940s dinner club.
CityBeat: Where did you eat your last great meal and what was it?
Sean Kagy: The Dining Room at the Chicago Ritz-Carlton. My wife, Jennifer, and I know the chef, Sarah Stegner, and she prepared a his-and-hers tasting menu for us, pairing each course with wines. We had foie gras, truffles, house-cured salmon. ... We went to the same restaurant for breakfast the next morning and I had Frosted Flakes with fresh raspberries.
CB: You used to work with Charlie Trotter in Chicago. What do you think of his campaign to ban foie gras?
SK:I don't like it. I grew up working in my grandfather's slaughterhouse. If you say people shouldn't eat something because of how it's treated, you might as well say everybody has to be a vegetarian. I just think we should all make our own choices.
One Restaurant & Lounge, 202 W. Main St., Mason, 513-336-0042