111 N Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60607
Ellen, Jan, Gary
Note: I did not take pictures of our complete meal.
Skatewing w/wild rice, spinach, caper brown butter
2002 Chablis, Domaine Sainte Claire, Jean Marc Brocard Burgundy with the first two courses.
Ellen and Jan had lobster salad (Warm Lobster Salad, Petite Salade, Ginger Shallot Vinaigrette) The lobster was very tender, just barely cooked, perfect to my taste.
I had the Lyonnaise, both were excellent.
2000 Burgundy, Savigny-Les-Beaune with our entrees
Ellen and Jan split an Arugla salad, I had foie gras. (Seared Foie Gras Petite Salade, Blackberry Compote, Orange Reduction) I had a small pour of sauterne with the foie gras. Only slight wrinkle was they brought my sauterne fully 5-minutes after the foie gras and it got a bit cold.
Ellen had Red Grouper w/sauteed fennel, sweet potato puree and orange beurre blanc. Jan Hanger steak, but sauce on the side, left whole and sub fries for mashed, same as my typical hanger steak order. I had Skate wing, which was terrific. Sauteed Skatewing, wild rice, spinach, caper brown butter. Only, slight, problem was the wild rice was cold, but the skate and capers more than made up for that.
Ellen had chocolate souffle with creme anglaise, Jan the trio of sorbets, though they were out of Fruit's of the Forest, so she got two coconuts and one strawberry, small scoops. I had ice cream. Lavender, cardamom, ginger. I did not like the lavender, reminded me of the rose water in Indian desserts.
Pre dinner drinks at the bar Lillet for Jan and Ellen, vodka martini straight up, with blue cheese olives for me. The martini tasted a wee bit watery.