Spiaggia – Chicago

by Suha on July 9, 2011

 

Often referred to as the best Italian restaurant in the US, one of the best restaurants in Chicago, a favorite Michigan avenue restaurant, four star American and Michelin starred restaurant – Spiaggia definitely stands out from the rest!!! It offers, wholesome Italian cuisine, brilliant wine list and a totally to die for cheese selection. The climate controlled cheese fridge has the best of Italian cheeses. If you want good Italian and a special night out – this is amazing. Loved it. The stand outs for me were the Gnocchi with black truffles and the Porcini pasta with morels. Yum….

 

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Beautiful Italian breads

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Amuse bouche

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Porcini pasta with morel mushrooms, ramps and pecorino moliterno

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Nicholas farm spinach and ricotta filled pasta with squash blossoms, fava beans, chestnut honey and acetaia san giacomo traditional silver balsamico

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Potato gnocchi with ricotta sauce and shaved black truffles

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Wood roasted baby artichokes with mozzarella di buffalo, medjood date puree, ferns, mint, walnuts and extra virgin olive oil

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Wood roasted venison loin and sausage with wild spring onions, shaved artichokes and roasted polenta

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Honey lacquered duck breast and duck sausage with sunchokes, english peas, lemon thyme and spring garlic

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Great Amarone from their award winning wine list

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The cheese cave

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Warm flourless chocolate cake, with chocolate tarragon soup, chocolate pistachio bark, and stracciatella gelato

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Our cheese selections of the night

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Truffles

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