Pop a Champagne during 15 Bastille Day celebrations in Chicago
July 13, 2016 - Picnic Time
Thursday is Bastille Day, and there are innumerable ways to applaud French National Day with food and splash specials around Chicago and a suburbs, from classical bistro transport to artistic prix fixe menus. And in “let them eat cake” fashion, there are even giveaway cake and nominal Champagne offerings. Here’s a preference of tasty ways to symbol a French holiday. (The specials take place on Bastille Day (Thursday, Jul 14), unless remarkable otherwise.)
La Banque Hotel and La Voute Bistro and Bar (2034 Ridge Road, Homewood, 708-798-6000): From Thursday to Jul 21, La Voute’s prix fixe menu ($36) facilities selections such as an heirloom tomato spicy with goat cheese and basil, vichyssoise, braised brief ribs bourguignon with anniversary roasted vegetables, Provençale bouillabaisse, La Voute show cake and creme brulee-filled beignets with hiss sauce. Both a hotel and grill are also celebrating their one-year anniversary with additional special deals by a week, including a Champagne brunch Sunday and half off a preference of renouned cooking entrees Wednesday.
Bistro Campagne (4518 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-6100): Offers a three-course prix fixe menu ($33) with booze pairings ($48) for Bastille Day. Other specials will also be accessible alongside a unchanging menu, and a jazz twin will perform. Call for menu details.
Bistronomic (840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400): Through Jul 16, cook Martial Noguier offers a story doctrine with a three-course gluten-free menu ($36.95) that pays loyalty to a flour necessity and successive arise in cost that caused disturbance and was a preface to a French Revolution. Menu equipment embody pate or steep confit as a initial course. Main-course choices embody a twin of New York beef and beef tartare, Faroe Island salmon or Maple Leaf Farms steep breast, and desserts embody poached pear with chocolate salsa or baked Alaska with hiss sorbet and berries. On Bastille Day, lunch and cooking guest can also suffer a $17.89-priced bottle of French wine.
Bistro Voltaire (226 W. Chicago Ave., 312-265-0911): The bistro offers a three-course Bastille Day menu ($38) by Jul 16. First-course options embody classical French onion soup, normal boiled frogs legs or one of dual salads. There are 4 main-course offerings, including braised brief ribs, sea bass, salmon or shelve of lamb. Dessert is a choice of gelato trio, apple spicy or chocolate lava cake.
Le Bouchon (1958 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-6600): From Thursday to Saturday, Le Bouchon will underline special dishes, including furious boar pate, sockeye salmon tartare, nectarine gazpacho, quenelles de brochet (pike), rabbit coq au vin, creme caramel and mousse au chocolat.
Cafe des Architectes (Sofitel Chicago, 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4063): A three-course prix fixe cooking menu ($39) combines housemade and internal mixture prepared in a French style, and includes equipment such as English pea veloute and roasted pig swell with Green City Market vegetables. Guests can also suffer a nominal red, white or blue macaron in a lobby.
Chez Moi (2100 N. Halsted St., 773-871-2100): From 1 to 10 p.m., Alsace-born cook Dominique Tougne and Veuve Clicquot join army for a Champagne bar featuring signature cocktails such as hiss pink sangrias ($10). There will also be half-priced bottles of booze and a la grant specials, such as escargot persillade ($13) (snails in parsley sauce) and coq au vin ($24). Guests can suffer live French song on a patio, continue permitting.
La Creperie (2845 N. Clark St., 773-528-9050): A French flag-inspired raspberry-blueberry crepe with creme anglaise ($12) will be offered, and live French song will also be featured.
Kiki’s Bistro (900 N. Franklin St., 312-335-5454): Everyone gets to eat giveaway cake during Kiki’s gratifying celebration, that also includes a entirely costumed Marie Antoinette, 12 French revolutionaries roaming and French accordion music. Special menu equipment are crafted in an old-school French style, as in a kinds of food that would’ve been eaten during a time period, such as rognons a la moutarde, aka kidneys ($26.75). Other specials embody mussels mariniere ($13.50) and leg of lamb with immature beans ($26.75). There will also be rosé booze bottle specials, such as Chateau Revelette ($40).
Les Nomades (222 E. Ontario St., 312-649-9010): Diners can indulge in a nominal potion of Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur.
Mon Ami Gabi (2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886): New executive cook Michael Battocletti has crafted several Bastille Day specials, including cold fennel and grapefruit soup, Moroccan-style cod and Gabi’s fish and frites.
Retro Bistro (83 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, 815-893-4465; 1746 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect, 847-439-2424): Both locations applaud Bastille Day from Thursday to Sunday with an upgraded prix fixe menu and live entertainment. Call for menu details.
La Sardine (111 N. Carpenter St., 312-421-2800): From Thursday by Saturday, La Sardine offers special dishes, including a basket of gougeres, vichyssoise, salade nicoise, filet of solitary “Bonne Femme,” tournedos Rossini and a floating island dessert.
Suzette’s Creperie (211 W. Front St., Wheaton, 630-462-0898): The annual Grand French Picnic ($35) runs 5-9 p.m. and includes salads, chickpea Provencal, tuna nicoise and charcuterie, along with grilled side steak, sausages, mussels with packet and curry sauce, and paella. There will also be beignets, French-themed cookies and cake for dessert. Drinks, including blueberry scotch Bastille Day Punch and rosé, will be accessible for purchase.
Webster’s Wine Bar (2601 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-292-9463): From Thursday to Saturday, all Champagne by a bottle will be 40-percent off. The booze bar has a low preference of grower-made Champagnes, as good as innumerable biodynamic options.
Althea Legaspi is a freelance writer.