Best Bites: Il Posto's Costoletta di Pollo

January 8 2010, 7:29 AM
When chef-owner Andrea Frizzi decided to expand Il Posto's hours to include lunch, he knew costoletta di pollo would have a place on the menu. The lightly breaded, bone-in chicken cutlet is traditionally eaten for lunch in his hometown of Milan. The meal itself is a riff on the city's more famous veal dish (costoletta di Milanese) in which a chop is pounded until thin and then breaded. But where veal is expensive for the midday meal, chicken is less so. Thus, an airline breast with a small wing bone retains the pomp and circumstance of the veal chop---without the price tag or heaviness. Frizzi's preparation of the chicken dish changes on a whim but recently included barely wilted, vinegary spinach and sweet-tart onion agrodolce. In any form, costoletta di pollo provides delicious midday sustenance---and is perfectly suited to the wintery weather. 2011 E. 17th Ave., 303-394-0100