Last week, was the official kick off of Chicago’s restaurant week. It started on the 23rd and ends on February 4th. For those that are unfamiliar to restaurant week, it’s a selection of restaurants in the city and even the suburbs that put together a prix fixe menu at a discounted price. Some restaurants offer lunch and dinner.
Andy and I decided to check out a local neighbor spot called Sofi, in the South Loop. It’s a small Italian joint that’s relatively new.
We didn’t make a reservation, so we sat at the bar. The restaurant was packed. Filled with happy chatter and wines bottles.
Our prix fixe menu was only $33 dollars for a three course meal. I went with this artichoke fontina fondue, Papperdelle with short rib,and apple pie. Andy had the calamari, lobster ravioli, and the Nutella crepe. We split a bottle of this fabulous Chianti and just hung out.
The food was fabulous! My pasta wwas way better than Andy’s his ravioli didn’t come with much sauce, so it was a little dry.
We met the owner of the restaurant. This cute older Italian man. He gave us some complimentary Limoncello.
Overall, a wonderful spot. A great place to go to if you’re trying to get away from the tourists and eat quality food!