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
hand rolled gnocchi with eggplant, summer squash, tomato, herbs, Carr Valley Marisa sheep's milk cheese
grilled Nettesheim Farms beef short ribs with braised romano beans, tomato, San Giacomo 5 year aged balsamic vinegar
red plum upside down cake with ginger and chocolate ice cream