As much as I like our new South Loop destination restaurant Acadia, I have one complaint: I'm hungry for more. After visiting again on Friday night, my second visit reinforced my first impression. The portions could be bigger. Yes, they could.
Acadia is a lovely place
. And the service is really nice and attentive. Friday I sat in one of the tall rectangular windows that will eventually face the park that will eventually be built next door
. And it was a very cool seat looking out on 16th and Wabash. My girlfriends and I had a great time. The varying gray of the decor is very warm and inviting, calming, relaxing and very sleek.
The food and drink are out of this world. Friday I had pea soup and halibut and poppyseed cake for dessert. There was a small complimentary bite of scallop for a starter--served with a fork so that it was impossible to completely finish the juice and the caviar garnish. And in between courses, my pals and I were each served one Acadia
signature tiny, tiny biscuit with delicious butter. The presentation of the food is marvelous and even entertaining. The ingredients are creatively thought out, prepared and presented. And pretty. And the prices aren't bad, all things considered.
But the place makes me feel like a glutton. As scrumptious as each bite is, the portions and pace make me feel deprived. One way to counteract that feeling would be to put a basket of the tiny muffins on the table. And plenty of butter. What would it hurt? It's sort of mean to just hand each diner one, less than one inch in diameter. Go ahead and splurge a little on us--don't be stingy. Give us all the tiny biscuits we want. We'll all be better off. And full.
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