"VIP Grand Opening Party passes for two:" something I'm not used to seeing in an email sent my way. If you read my blog, you know I only go out of my way to talk about food I really enjoy, and typically after several visits. I shy away from things like grand openings which don't give a great indication of how the menu will taste, nor what the service is like. I changed my mind on this one.
|Chef Greg Alauzen|
Osteria 100 is a sister restaurant to both Cioppino and Osteria. It's located at the South end of Wood Street near the Point Park campus, in a modern, airy and almost industrial feeling two-level space with a ground-level patio looking onto Boulevard of the Allies. I'm not sure that this is going to become a hangout for Art Institute students, but I can see it as an ideal spot for gathering over wine and food for the after-work crowd.
|Elysian Fields lamb slider.|
This is a nice place to visit, and I recommend it. I will be reporting back as I try more of the menu which is listed here. I am intrigued by the growing sophistication and variety of food offered downtown. This city has for a long time gone to sleep after the work crowd left at five, and it's nice to see that there are more choices, especially those that are locally-owned showcasing local food. The walk back cross-town was tranquil in the deep blue dusk, and the city is looking better than ever.