McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) - Chicago
The second McCormick & Schmick's Chicago location is situated in the Loop. That means it's ideal for business lunches, pre-theater bites and/or private events. It doesn't hurt that it's directly across the street from the Chicago River and in walking distance to the Goodman Theater, Chicago Theater, Oriental Theater and Millennium Park.
There are a number of prime steak choices and they may be topped with the likes of truffle butter, foie gras butter or au poivre. And for seafood lovers: Many selections originate from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. They also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes.
“I was raised on the northwest side of Chicago,” says Chef Tony Priolo. “My grandmother lived in the basement, and both my parents worked, so after school my grandmother would babysit me, and all she did, after my grandfather died, was cook. She grew up in Sicily. She would take the bus from the northwest side to Little Italy to get ingredients. That was like three or four bus rides. Her passion for food was like, whatever it takes to get it, go get it.” Priolo started as Executive Chef at the well-regarded Coco Pazzo Café in 1997. Under his leadership, the restaurant won the AAA Four Diamond and DiRona awards. In 2008, Priolo and his partner Ciro Longobardo opened Piccolo Sogno with the goal of providing regional Italian food to Chicago. IN 2012, he opened Piccolo Sogno Due which focused on bringing coastal Italian cuisine to Chicago. Keeping his food “as Italian as possible,” Priolo still carries the attitude instilled in him by his grandmother: to get the very best, locally whenever possible, and let the food speak for itself without overcomplicating it. He continues this tradition at the more casual Nonnina, which replaced Piccolo Sogno Due. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Priolo's Piccolo Sogno – work in provincial Italian sustenance, and including an all-Italian wine rundown, was named an OpenTable.com Burger joint's Decision grant champ in 2009, 2010, and 2015 "You go to Italy for basic sustenance, arranged by hand with nearby fixings and presented with neighborhood wines," says Priolo. "That is the reason individuals cherish eating in Italy. We needed to convey that experience to Chicago." Exceptional territorial Italian dishes at Piccolo Sogno incorporate Prosciutto de Parma, Stracci da Farro and Coniglio alla Cacciatore. Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, Spiaggia Bistro, Mangia Trattoria, Terzo Piano) Tony Mantuano, Culinary expert at Spiaggia, one of Barack Obama's most loved Italian eateries, was granted the James Whiskers Establishment Grant for Best Gourmet specialist: Midwest in 2005. He additionally worked in a few Michelin-featured eateries in Italy before opening Spiaggia in 1984. Like Tony Priolo, Tony Mantuano was enormously affected by his grandma's cooking and his granddad's adoration for Italian wine. Also, he too was terminated by a mission for freshness. At the point when Spiaggia opened, be that as it may, he discovered many difficulties set before him, clarifying, "You couldn't get crisp basil in those days, and on the off chance that you requested radicchio, they'd send you red cabbage."