***** (5 stars)
Terroir is a very ambitious menu, and the most expensive so far, because of the wine quality.
In this case the wines were chosen first, and the food designed to match. I didn’t find a lot of great matches during this meal, but I did enjoy the wines, which were much higher end than usual. Standouts were the Krug Champagne Grand Cuvee (served twice, in two different glasses) and the Sauternes and Madeira, but they were really all good.
Another interesting bit of wine service was the chenin blanc tasting, with three different appellations served side by side.
Our favorite food course, surprisingly, was the snail roe with smoldering eucalyptus leaves—not a course for the timid, but absolutely delicious.
17 courses, 16 wines.
As always a convivial staff enthusiastically shared information and their love of what they’re doing. A great dining experience.
953 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607