Category: Written Articles
Polpette alla Bolognese
While having dinner with friends this week, Chef Luisia Silvia found herself discussing the myriad preparations/expressions of polpette (meatballs). This culinary heirloom of Italy’s was first described and made famous by Martino da Como, a renowned, fifteenth-century chef, … Read More »
Tonno al profumo di arancia e finocchietto
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 »
Pasta con le sarde
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
The Modern Art Gallery in Palermo has recently been completed. Among its many charms is “La Vucciria,” a famous oil painting that … Read More »
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 »
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 »
Filetti e maccheroni al tartufo
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Customer Praise from Sugar Land, TX
I am still thinking about our meal! Our waitress was truly amazing and knew their cuisine/menu inside and out! The Buratta appetizer with candied onion, red peppers and pears was so delicious! The Taglioline paglia … Read More »