The Art Institute is free for the entire month of February, so it made sense to combine a visit to the Modern Wing with a meal at Terzo Piano during Restaurant Week. For $22, we were treated to three tasty courses in the restaurant’s light and airy dining room.
We started things off with a surprisingly light potato and parsnip soup. Blended smooth and topped with olive oil and a few micro greens, it disappeared quickly. We mopped things up a bit with the crusty bread that was served with the meal.
The butternut squash filled ravioli comes with a generous serving of sage sausage, but can be made vegetarian upon request. We ordered it both ways, and found we preferred it without the meat. The caramelized onions, cheese and notes of sage were overwhelmed by the sausage.
Dessert was the stand-out course for us. It’s hard to go wrong with a combination of chocolate, peanut nougat and salted caramel sauce. If this tasting menu is representative of what Terzo Piano’s can produce, we’ll be back for another meal.
159 E Monroe Dr
Modern Wing, Art Institute
Chicago, IL 60604