Stephanie Izards The Girl & the Goat opened last night, after multiple contests, name changes, and a few delays. Though it felt like ages since the project was first rumored, it actually only took two years for Izard to go from winning the forth season of Top Chef to opening this restaurant. We got a first look at opening day, along with a view of the updated and completely different menu.
The updated menu features almost none of the same items as the teaser menu, which means she will either be changing it quite often, or just likes to mess with our heads. The only items to stick around are the ham frites, and the goat pizza. Luckily everything on this menu looks good, too.
The decoration really fits in with the West Loop vibe. There are high ceilings and gorgeous wood floors. Luckily, none of those goat items she called for in her last contest are being displayed in the dining area.
Check out the full menu below, along with a slideshow of images from last night.
Warm marinated olives 6
chilled sweet onion soup, poblano-sorrel oil 7
pan fried shishitos, parmesan, sesame 7
sauteed green beans, fish sauce vinaigrette, cashews 8
roasted cauliflower, pickled peppers, pine nuts, mint 7
shaved kohlrabi, fennel, bludeberries, evalon, toasted almonds, 8
roasted beets, green beans, white anchovy, avocado creme fraiche 9
black olive mezzelune, leeks, summer squash, cherries, harissa 11
hiramasa crudo, crisp pork belly, aji aioli, caperberries 14
grilled baby octopus, guanciale, lemon-pistachio vinaigrette 12
laughing bird shrimp, spiced goat, broccoli, cilantro, kohlrabi kimchee 13
crisp soft shell crab, sweet corn, lime, chili aioli 15
seared scallops, braised veal, caponata, marcona almond butter 13
steamed clams, pork sausage, fennel, green tomato, linguine 14
wood fired escargot, romesco, bagna cauda, almonds, romanesco 12
crisp skate, grilled calamari, chickpeas, grilled radicchio, tomato aioli 14
seared bream, brandade, tart plums, sweet onions 16
pork liver mousseline, ham hock jus, cherry mustarda, crumpets 9
ham frites, smoked tomato aioli, smoked swiss 7
smoked goat pizza, tart cherry soffrito, black kale, ricotta 16
rabbit rilette, crisp rice crepe, ginger giardinare, spigarello, sweet garlic 13
skirt steak a la plancha, chiogga beets, house pickles, wilted romaine, salted goat milk caramel 14
crispy pig face, chimichurri, daikon, baby arugula 12
braised beef tongue, masa, beef vinaigrette, salsa verde 12
grilled lamb ribs, sweet onion bbq, grilled avocado, pistachio picada 17
pan roasted chicken, fermented black bean, nicoise olives, celery, watermelon, mint 18