Terzo Piano: a dream of a three course dinner

(note: photos taken from the Modern Wing opening day in May 2009)

Terzo Piano, the new restaurant in the Art Institute's Modern Wing, offers a three course prix fixe dinner Thursday nights only -- the museum stays open late on this night of the week only.  Make a reservation and just go!

My food & wine choices:

NV Brut Rose, Cesarini Sforza, Trentino, Italy
2006 Whispering Angel Rose, Chateau d'Esclans, France

crostini with smokey eggplant puree and goat cheese with herbs

first course:
hand rolled gnocchi with eggplant, summer squash, tomato, herbs, Carr Valley Marisa sheep's milk cheese

second course:
grilled Nettesheim Farms beef short ribs with braised romano beans, tomato, San Giacomo 5 year aged balsamic vinegar

third course:
red plum upside down cake with ginger and chocolate ice cream

mini-chocolate macaroons