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Prosecco: a taste of Italy


Photo by Neda Safadi.

by Amel Tobaa

Scene Editor

 

There’s a classy, elegant restaurant near the north side of Chicago called Prosecco. Stepping into the restaurant, guests are immediately immersed into a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The senses are romanced with the smells of olive oil and baked dough along with the sights of beautiful Italian art pieces at first glance.

Prosecco has a wide selection of Italian foods, all coming from various regions of the country. It is well known for its wide selection of wines, as the word “Prosecco” refers to a type of grape used in wine.

The food was sophisticated, yet hardy. The waiters were all extremely pleasant and they enhanced the dining experience. The restaurant was cozy and romantic; the mood was set by the candlelit dinner. Prosecco is a semi-upscale restaurant and it’s imperative to be in appropriate attire.

The dining experience can be shared between all different types of people: romantic partners, close friends, business clientele, etc. as long as they have one thing in common: a love for authentic Italian food.

Prosecco is located at 710 North Wells Street in Chicago, IL 60654. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but not necessary.

Dinner Entrees:

Orecchiette Tartufate*: Fresh disc-shaped pasta, wild mushrooms, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, black truffle cream, shaved Grana Padano, and white truffle oil.

Petto di Pollo Gratinato*: Balsamic-marinated chicken breast, basil bread crumbs, grilled portabello mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, Dolcetto d’Alba reduction, and grilled asparagus.

Spaghetti alla Diavola*: Spaghetti, shrimp, baby spinach, Sicilian olives, capers, and spicy marinara sauce.

 

Desserts:

Tiramisu: Espresso and Italian liqueur-soaked lady fingers, mascarpone, and chocolate shaving.

Torta di Cioccolato: Chocolate flourless cake, raspberry sauce, and crema inglese.

 

*Taken from prosecco.us.com