Friday night for Chicago Chef Week my friends and I went to a restaurant called Natalino's. It was my first time at that Italian restaurant and I absolutely loved it.
There was a four course menu for $28 where you had 3 choices for each course to choose from. For my first course I had the Rolled Eggplant. So good.
Yolanda and Diana picked the Bruschetta.
For the 2nd course I selected Pasta Fagioli soup. It had Cannellini beans, tomatoes, carrots, celery & leeks in a chicken stock, also good and hearty.
Diana drinking a glass of Pino Grigio.
For the 3rd course, this is my chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese and prosciutto with potatoes and veggies on the side. This was extremely delicious. By this course I was pretty full so I only ended up eating one small piece of it in order to save room for dessert.
This is Diana's pan seared Tilapia. I tasted this and it melted in your mouth and the light crust was perfect.
My dessert - Banana Bread Pudding with Ice Cream. I'm not a huge fan of banana's but this was very, very, very good. I ate every last bit of it. Will certainly go back for this.
Caught in the act of that dessert.
The girls desserts were a Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Cookie both warmed and topped with Ice cream.
The decor inside of Natalino's was old school, dark with clean lines. There were pictures of old Hollywood movie stars and old movie posters. I felt like I was in some old lounge from back in the day where men only were allowed and smoked pipes and cigars. This lamp was so cool, can't you just see it in my dream dressing room?
Blazer - Thrift Store
Shirt - Marshall's
Slacks - The Limited
Necklace - Clark & Wilson Jewelry Store