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Category: Menu Spotlight

Sardinian Tasting Menu & Wine Pairing, April 30th

Posted on April 24th, by nikki in Menu Spotlight, Special Occasion, Weekend Special. No Comments


Join us this coming Wednesday for a five-course tasting menu composed of ingredients imported from the picturesque island of Sardinia. Our menu will include five complementary wines—each complex glass chosen … Read More »

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April 30th, Sardinian Tasting Menu

Posted on April 18th, by nikki in Menu Spotlight, Special Occasion. No Comments

“Sardinian Tasting Menu”


Luisa Silvia spent many months having a good time in the summer season in Sardinia, the beautiful Italian island where she had the privilege of learning many secrets surrounding local typical products and traditional recipes. Meeting in Chicago, … Read More »

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Easter Specials: April 14 – 19, 2014

Posted on April 14th, by nikki in Holiday, Menu Spotlight, Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Luisa Silvia would like to help you celebrate Easter and the wonderful gastronomic traditions by offering her guests some special seasonal options:

This week, until Good Friday and the end of the abstinence period, we will feature:

TORTA PASQUALINA – 12 layers … Read More »

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Introducing the Summer 2013 Menu

Posted on June 27th, by Merlo in Menu Spotlight, Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Our warm and cozy building at 16 W Maple has been put to good use this week. It’s been extremely rainy, but that doesn’t change the fact that summer is here! This weekend, in place of the traditional Merlo on … Read More »

Menu Spotlight: The Makings of Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Like the beautiful medieval architecture in Bologna, a good cheese must be artfully crafted. Making perfect ricotta requires patience and the freshest of ingredients. Chef Silvia knows this, and it’d be a challenge to find a fresher rictotta than hers. … Read More »

Best of the best comfort food for our Mother’s Day Special

Posted on May 10th, by Merlo in Menu Spotlight, Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

When we think of mothers, the one thing that immediately comes to mind is the best comfort food we can imagine. What can we say? We have food on the brain.

We’re celebrating mothers this weekend, so instead of a traditional … Read More »

Easter Menu at Merlo on Maple

Posted on March 26th, by Merlo in Holiday, Menu Spotlight, Written Articles. No Comments

La Settimana di Pasqua al Merlo (The Week of Easter at Merlo)

La torta pasqualina
Flakey tart comprised of twelve layers of very thin dough filled with stewed artichokes, Swiss chard bietolina, Parmigiano Reggiano, ricotta, and whole eggs.


Lasagna aperta con asparagi, carciofi, … Read More »

Chicago Restaurant Week: Get a Sneak Peek at our Menu!

Posted on January 28th, by Merlo in Menu Spotlight, Special Occasion, Written Articles. No Comments

Chicago Restaurant Week (February 1 to February 10) is coming up! We’re excited to take part in this year’s culinary celebration, and you can be sure Chef Silvia has some memorable authentic Italian dishes in mind. How do we know? … Read More »

All the details on a delicious Merlo on Maple Gilt City special

Posted on January 18th, by Merlo in Menu Spotlight, Written Articles. No Comments

The 8-course Culinary Tour at Merlo on Maple is available at Gilt City for just $59. The special has been very successful, but there’s still one reservation we haven’t gotten: yours!

This is a wonderful opportunity to sample a variety of … Read More »

Craving comfort food in Chicago? Merlo’s got you covered!

Posted on January 15th, by Merlo in Menu Spotlight, Written Articles. No Comments

We’re midway through January, and the Chicagoland weather is getting colder by the day. It’ll probably be a little while before we’re rescued by Spring, so we have a tip for you: get cozy with your loved ones! A warm … Read More »