Saturday, March 31, 2007

the best restaurant in chicago?

Have you been to Spiaggia lately? If not, you've got to get over there. I know what you're thinking... it's so old school... it's not in one of the emerging, hip neighborhoods... it's full of Gold Coast shoppers and tourists. Forget all of that. It's phenomenal. We've gone to the Cafe twice recently - once in February when we spent a romantic weekend in the city sans baby, and again a few weeks ago with Tiz for a Sunday lunch. Meats from the wood-fired oven, amazing pizza, homemade gnocchi that is pillow-tender and every dish more flavorful than the last. And all of that while seated high above Michigan Avenue with a spectacular view of Oak Street Beach and the lake. On each visit we spent about 3 hours there, pacing ourselves through a thorough exploration of the menu and eclectic wine-by-the-glass list. What a great way to spend an afternoon. I can't wait until Tiz is old enough to share in all the tastes and excitement of dining.

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