If Muti was a Restaurant Manager
by Greg Birman
This Friday at Millennium Park, weather permitting, thousands of delighted Chicagoans will witness Ricardo Muti’s preamble to a new season at the CSO when he conducts Carl Orff’s choral sensation, Carmina Burana. Tonight, however, your palate is invited to to experience a similar dramatic triumph to what your auditory senses might expect from the CSO when Tesori opens it’s doors to what used to be Rhapsody, and what is now a timelessly decorated haven for innovative Italian dining in the Loop.
Having had the pleasure to experience the menu, service, and atmosphere earlier this week, it’s safe to say that the venue for your next dinner date has been decided. Start with the delicately seared scallops topped with white truffle cream, move to the burrata salad with olive pesto, and leave room for the rare pistachio-crusted bronzino or the generous portion of bone-departing white wine lamb shank. For desert, the previously mentioned Affogato. Be warned, your taste buds will be roaring “O Fortuna” by the end of the night.