Friday, July 2, 2010

Lunch with a View


When my husband and I were in Chicago we had lunch at the Art Institute in their modern wing. The Piano Restaurant has outdoor seating under an artistic canopy. The end of the terrace is all glass and as you eat carefully prepared dishes you gaze at Millennium Park. The view is so extraordinary that it's hard to think about food. My husband had a trio of "sliders", beef, lamb and shrimp. I had ravioletto with wild mushrooms in mushroom broth.

Of course, the part that captured most of my interest was dessert. I devoured a Pistachio Cake with Strawberry Consomme and White Chocolate Ice Cream. The strawberry consomme was poured over the cake just before it was served. Beautiful with fresh local berry flavor bursting forth.