Midwest Living Review
Story's menu changes with the seasons, usng fresh ingredients as often as possible. On a balmy spring evening, appetizers included frommage blanc ravioli ($11) - savory, and delicate cheese-filled pasta pockets paired with soft-cooked radish halves and tender asparagus, in a subtle, herb-infused sauce. Tender chicken hid beneath light, airy batter characterized "chicken parmesan" ($12), served with tender lima beans, creamy burrata cheese chunks and tomato jam. Two entrees were chicken breast plate ($24) with a browned and salted crust, atop a wafer-thin morel slices, and carrot puree with a pleasant jalapeno 'kick.' After eight hours of cooking, braised beef short ribs ($25) were ultra-tender. A few melt-in-your mouth potato gnocchi bathed in bacon-accented sauce, while two light-as-air onion rings topped the meat. Unusual and fabulous German chocolate cake ($8) featured exceptionally dark cake layered with mousse and enrobed in dark chocolate. fried strawberry pie ($7) was a delightful fried sugar-dusted pocket of dough filled with strawberries, and a lemon curd ice cream topper. Throughout the meal, our server was knowledgeable and timely. Story is a great special occasion dinner destination, or dining spot for those with deep pockets. You'll like the food and appreciate the service, but may opt to save this spot for celebratory evenings.