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What To Eat at Two, Opening Tonight

Ravioli at Two.

Ravioli at Two.Photo: courtesy Two

It's not one of the year's high profile restaurants, and it's in a space (1132 W. Grand) whose recent history (The Black Sheep) is not entirely auspicious. But Two looks like the kind of relaxed upscale spot that might be around a while. It's the second restaurant from the team behind Hinsdale's Zak's Place, which consists of chef Yamandu Perez, a veteran of Gabriel's in Highwood, and Matt Van Valkenburgh, and it calls itself "a Midwest farm and butcher shop-inspired neighborhood bistro," with a beverage side including midwestern craft beers and wine from around the world. The dinner menu is below.

THE FOOD

Market salad, daily fresh vegetables, WS co-op Mona cheese, champagne vinaigrette, bacon - 8

Chilled spring pea soup, caviar and mint oil - 7

Homemade pickled vegetable plate, whatever’s in season - 6

Heirloom tomato salad, burratta, cilantro vinaigrette, mixed greens, sea salt - 11

Pig cheek crostini, homemade ricotta cheese, chives - 13

Roasted beet bruschetta, torn frisée, champagne vinegar, ricotta - 10

Chili-citrus cured salmon, radish salad, cilantro oil - 11

Grilled market asparagus, fried duck egg, WS co-op Dante cheese - 12

Yukon gold potato croquettes, sun dried-chili aioli, parmesan - 9

Mussels with local beer, shallots, fennel, house-cured pancetta, herbs, grilled baguette - 14

Thyme roasted halibut, creamed corn - 18

Crispy chicken thigh, grilled market vegetable, jus roti - 12

Beef short ribs, Anson mills cheddar grits, beef demi - 16

Lamb t-bone (2), lamb bacon and shallot jus, herb salad - 19

Cider braised pork belly, whipped cauliflower, chives - 12

Homemade sausages, beer braised cabbage, whole grain mustard - 11

Grilled flat iron steak, chimichurri, crispy shallots - 13

Rob’s Pork chop, bacon-braised greens, mustard pan sauce (for two)- 23

Seared foie gras, Michigan berry jam, grilled bread - 14

Duck confit with grilled frisée and pear-apple jam - 12

Duck egg pasta, duck confit, duck skin cracklin’s, scallions, parmesan - 14

Garlic scape risotto, WS co-op Mona cheese - 14

Thyme cavatelli, pork ragu with local parmesan - 14

SIDES

Duck fat fingerling potatoes - 6

Anson Mills white cheddar grits -7

Farmers Market grilled vegetable - 7

Ben’s creamed corn - 6

SWEETS

Peanut butter profiterole - 10

Bourbon bacon milkshake - 8

Strawberry shortcake - 11

Chocolate Brownie a La Mode - 9

Two, 1132 W. Grand, 312-624-8363.

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