July 30, 2013

Inside Prasino in St. Charles

"On my three visits to Prasino, I had vastly different experiences. At times, it soared with perfectly executed dishes and flawless service. At others, both the food and the service completely flopped, leaving me confused as to how something that worked so well could veer so far off course." Continue reading Cheryl Baehr's review of Prasino.

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Off the dinner menu: Wood-grilled halibut with green beans, cauliflower, lemon, oregano, tomato and olive oil.
Off the dinner menu: Wood-grilled halibut with green beans, cauliflower, lemon, oregano, tomato and olive oil.
The "Paris Eggs Benedict" off the breakfast menu is composed of a pretzel croissant, ham, brie, poached eggs and truffle hollandaise sauce.
The "Paris Eggs Benedict" off the breakfast menu is composed of a pretzel croissant, ham, brie, poached eggs and truffle hollandaise sauce.
Lobster avocado with mango salsa and chile beurre blanc is an offering from the lunch menu.
Lobster avocado with mango salsa and chile beurre blanc is an offering from the lunch menu.
Hightop tables in the front dining room between Prasino's bar and outdoor patio.
Hightop tables in the front dining room between Prasino's bar and outdoor patio.
Also from the breakfast menu is Greek yogurt made with fresh berries, granola, honey and mint.
Also from the breakfast menu is Greek yogurt made with fresh berries, granola, honey and mint.
Prasino's executive chef, Tony Marchetto.
Prasino's executive chef, Tony Marchetto.
Off the dinner menu: Wood-grilled halibut with green beans, cauliflower, lemon, oregano, tomato and olive oil.
Off the dinner menu: Wood-grilled halibut with green beans, cauliflower, lemon, oregano, tomato and olive oil.
The lunch "Chicken Caprese" is tomato, arugula, mozzarella, pesto and tomato-basil focaccia.
The lunch "Chicken Caprese" is tomato, arugula, mozzarella, pesto and tomato-basil focaccia.
Rosemary grows in the planters surrounding the patio dining area.
Rosemary grows in the planters surrounding the patio dining area.
Herbs surround the outdoor patio dining area.
Herbs surround the outdoor patio dining area.