In the mood for an impressive meal? Say, something served on magnetized dishes with custom-made forks and finished in a transparent pressure-cooking box at your tabletop?
Hope you’re in the mood to plunk down a chunk of change for a tasting menu, too. Because dining at Moto can run you upwards of two C-notes.
Or it did. Chef Homaro Cantu’s latest trick? The new cozy lounge at the front of the house where you can order individual plates. Although not as extensive as the 10-course extravaganza in the main dining room, the lounge’s selections are just as notable: the Very Descriptive Cheese Course (the name and description of the cheese are printed on top in edible ink), Beans and Rice (puffed wild rice with scarlet runner beans and ice cream), and the Chocolate Rice Pudding Made Your Way (you dictate the amount of warm chocolate soup poured over the rice, creating your ideal consistency). Pretty exciting.
Though nothing compared to the thrill of having enough money left to pay the valet.
Moto, 945 West Fulton Market, between Sangamon and Morgan Streets (312-491-0058 or motorestaurant.com).