What to Eat at Bistro Bordeaux, Now Open in Evanston

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Ce soir marks the official opening of former One Sixtyblue GM Pascal Berthoumieux's seriously old-school French bistro, Bistro Bordeaux (it's been quietly in soft open for the past few days). And when we say old-school, we mean old school: blanquette de veau, escargots de Bourgogne en croûte, a pristinely classic salade lyonnaise this is serious Fronsh. Read on for tout le menu.

HORS DOEUVRES

Terrine de foie gras de canard - 3oz: $15.00

Cured foie gras served with toasted baguette

Soupe a l′ oignon - $8.50

Classic French onion soup

Soupe du jour - $7.50

Chefs daily selection

Pâté de foies de volaille - $9.50

Chicken liver pâté served with accoutrements and toasted baguette

Brandade fouettée - $8.75

Whipped brandade with fresh herbs and toasted baguette

Tarte du jour - $9.00

Served with market green salad

Huitres du jour - each: $1.75

Oysters of the day

BISTRO CLASSIC
Escargots de Bourgogne en croûte - $8.75
Snails braised in herb butter with puff pastry

SALADES
Salade verte du marché au chèvre chaud - $8.50
Farm market greens with red wine vinaigrette and warm goat cheese
Salade Lyonnaise - $9.75
Frisée and fresh herb salad with poached farm egg, lardons, crouton and sherry vinaigrette
Salade de chicorée et d'arugula aux noix - $9.75
Endive and arugula salad with black walnuts, Bleu dAuvergne and walnut vinaigrette
Salade de laitue - $7.50
Bibb lettuce with Champagne vinaigrette and fresh herbs

PLATS PRINCIPAUX
Coq au vin de Bordeaux - $19.50
Red wine-braised chicken, winter vegetables served with red wine jus
Bar rôti aux poireaux et son consommé de poisson - $22.50
Pan-seared black bass, braised leeks, served with a roasted fish consommé
Faisan rôti pour deux - per person: $24.50
Whole roasted pheasant for two, roasted chestnut, caramel braised cipollini onions
Rouget à la bordelaise Chef Auguste Escoffier" - $23.95
Roasted red mullet, braised salsify, served with a Bordeaux wine sauce
Blanquette de veau - $21.00
Classic veal stew, baby winter vegetables, creamy velouté
Steak frites Bistro Bordeaux - $21.95
Pan-seared flat iron with caramelized shallots, maitre d butter and french fries
Moules de Bouchot au safran - $19.50
Maine Bouchot mussels steamed with shallots, garlic, mustard and saffron, served with french fries
Gnocchi Parisienne, légumes braisés - $16.75
Potato gnocchi, roasted root vegetables
Croque madame - $14.50
Toasted ham and cheese on brioche with a fried farm egg, mornay sauce and french fries

LES PETITS PLATS
Pommes frites - $4.50
French fries
Legumes dhiver - $5.25
Glazed winter vegetables
Pommes Pont Neuf - $4.50
Potatoes confit
Légumes marinés - $5.00
Pickled vegetables

DESSERT
Profiteroles au chocolat - $8.00
Vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce
Terrine au chocolat noir - tableside service : $8.50
Dark Valrhona chocolate terrine, raspberry coulis
Tarte Tatin traditionelle, crème fraîche - $7.75
Warm caramelized apple tart, crème fraîche
Ile flotante - $7.50
Meringue, crème anglaise, caramel sauce
Pot de crème au caramel - $7.25
Caramel egg custard
Pascals cheese service - 1 oz each: $4.50
Choose any three cheeses for $12.00

Bistro Bordeaux is at 618 Church St, Evanston. 847 424 1483.