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Weekend Special July 18-20, “Orange and Fennel Tuna”

Posted on July 10th, by Merlo in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Tonno al profumo di arancia e finocchietto

Inspiration

Last week, we mentioned Renato Guttuso’s famous painting, La Vucciria, which depicts the quotidian chaos of a famous market in the heart of Palermo. This week, Chef Luisa Silvia still found herself wandering around … Read More »



Weekend Special July 11-13, “Pasta with Sardines”

Posted on July 10th, by Merlo in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Pasta con le sarde

Inspiration

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
—Galileo

The Modern Art Gallery in Palermo has recently been completed. Among its many charms is “La Vucciria,” a famous oil painting that … Read More »



Weekend Special July 5- 6 “Cappon magro”

Posted on July 3rd, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Cappon magro

Inspiration

Recently a handful of our beloved customers returned from a trip to Portofino in Liguria and shared their enthusiasm for this historic seaside village. They were enchanted by the quality of fish they’d had a chance to try. This … Read More »



“Absolutely Amazing…Five-Stars” – John H.

Posted on July 1st, by Merlo in Testimonials, Written Articles. No Comments

Visual and Culinary Perfection

 

Growing up, I longed to visit the home of The Cosby’s. I’ve always dreamt of flying to New York, taking a taxi to Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan and marveling at the exterior of the brownstone The … Read More »


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Weekend Special June 27 – 29 “Fillet with Truffled Maccheroni”

Posted on June 26th, by Merlo in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Filetti e maccheroni al tartufo

Inspiration

This past Monday, Merlo had the honor of hosting Mr. Francois-Henri Pinault, from Paris (owner of Kering, the largest luxury brand company in the world). The event reminded our magnificent chef Luisa Silvia of the time … Read More »



“Perfect for a Romantic Dinner” – Ken B.

Posted on June 24th, by Merlo in Testimonials, Written Articles. No Comments

Perfect Date Night at Merlo

I write this at my own peril as when I am no longer able to secure a table as a result of this review, I will have no one to blame but myself. This wonderful restaurant … Read More »


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“Amazing…Melt in your Mouth Pasta” – Carol K.

Posted on June 22nd, by Merlo in Testimonials, Written Articles. No Comments

The Food was Amazing! A Perfect Night!

My wife and I have been wanting to try this as we had visited their restaurant on Halsted (now closed) and had a great experience.

We went for an early dinner on New Year’s Eve … Read More »


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Merlo Summer Menu

Posted on June 19th, by nikki in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Summer at Merlo

Summer in Chicago is a time of long walks, pacific beaches, sun-soaked boating, eighteen-hole golf, outdoor events, vodka cocktails, gourmet picnics.

At Merlo, we’ve been updating our business to celebrate this charming season:

Our quiet, flowered-hedged patio is now officially … Read More »


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