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What to Eat at Bistro Bordeaux, Now Open in Evanston

What to Eat at Bistro Bordeaux, Now Open in Evanston

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 D’OEUVRES
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
Chef’s 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 d’Auvergne 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 d’hiver - $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
Pascal’s 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.

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