Tesori

Chicago-Loop

4.1 / 5

May 11, 2018

This smart new Italian bar and restaurant housed within the Chicago Symphony Center, at the heart of the Loop, in the space formerly known as Rhapsody, is a handsome, rather romantic space, elegant and light-filled, with a revamped bar area proving parti

This smart new Italian bar and restaurant housed within the Chicago Symphony Center, at the heart of the Loop, in the space formerly known as Rhapsody, is a handsome, rather romantic space, elegant and light-filled, with a revamped bar area proving particularly popular with the after-work crowd as well as with tourists visiting the museums. Bartender Tyler Lymer allows customers to customise their pre-dinner tipple by choosing from three categories of more than 30 ingredients: spirit, mixer and garnish. Pair amaro averna with blood orange soda and a sprig of mint or a splash of carpano bianco with Prosecco and brandied cherries. Or got the classic route and have a Negroni, our favourite aperitif. From the main cocktail list, we’re intrigued by the 8046 mi, a blend of grapa, pineapple gum, lime, cynar and peach bitters, and on the opposite end of the scale, the Barbary Coast Monkey Shoulder, which blends Beefeater with cocoa and cream. They also do an Oak Aged Martinez a drink which ticks all our boxes and stock a good range of craft beer as well as an Italian leaning wine list. They serve an array of wood-fired pizza and tasty bar bites alongside more substantial Italian dishes. Their Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse, with candied hazelnuts and praline anglaise is our kind of dessert,

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