I remember walking towards the restaurant with a herd of people I didn't know. It was definitely a popular eatery in Hyde Park for both middle-aged adults and university students. Upon entering, I noticed the dim lights and soulful music playing distinctly in the background. The whole environment was very soothing, with a contemporary decor and walnut flooring and furniture. The waitress at the entrance was bubbly and inviting, giving the atmosphere that cheerful vibe.
One of the most striking things was definitely the menu. There was a wide range of exquisite dishes, only to be found in a10. Some rather enticing options were CAMPANELLE: Lump Crab. Lemon Beurre Fondue. Salmon Roe. Pink Peppercorn and OCTOPUS a la PLANCHA: Fregola. Calabrian Chile Pesto. Salsa Verde. Romenesco. Olives. Mint. But sadly my stomach only had room to try out one appetiser and a main course.
I almost jumped out of my seat at the sight of the Asparagus Salad. The dish presentation was like a fiesta of colours and textures. It truly looked more like a piece of art than something I would consume. Fortunately, it tasted just as appetising as it looked. The asparagus was crunchy and fresh, and there was a medley of sweet, bitter and salty exploding in my mouth. However, by the time I had finished eating my appetiser, I was already stuffed.
A10: +1 773-288-1010
E 53rd St,
Chicago, IL 60615