Monday, July 14, 2014

There's No Need to go to France with Bistrot Zinc Just Around the Corner! (Chicago)

 
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There's No Need to go to France with Bistrot Zinc
Just Around the Corner
Bistrot Zinc bar area 300 pixels w borderDreaming of a trip to France? Look no further than Bistrot Zinc, 1131 N. State St. in Chicago (telephone: 312-337-1131). Bistrot Zinc is the perfect spot for a French summer escape. Step inside and immediately be transported to your favorite Parisian bistrot. Located in the heart of Chicago's bustling Gold Coast neighborhood, Bistrot Zinc's open French doors and colorful Parisian décor will be sure to help you unwind while you delight in the classic and contemporary French dishes faithfully prepared by Chef Tim Kirker. Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, Bistrot Zinc endures as one of Chicago's most popular neighborhood restaurants because it remains fresh and contemporary while staying authentically true to French tradition.
Bistrot Zinc dining room lr 300Bistrot Zinc gets its name from typical French bistrots where the "zinc" bar is a popular meeting place for good food, conversation and camaraderie. Gracious hospitality and unpretentious, exceptional service are the hallmark of this friendly bistrot that boasts a large community of regular customers. The traditional bistrot ambiance of tile floors, tin ceilings, and the beautifully handcrafted zinc bar offers French authenticity as guests step into its lively Parisian atmosphere.
Watermelon with French feta and basil oil 300 pixels w borderWhile Bistrot Zinc's success can be attributed to many things, one of the most important is that each month Chef Kirker offers a new special seasonal menu featuring contemporary French preparations. July's seasonal specials include appetizers such as Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette ($8.95); Watermelon with French feta and basil ($8.95); Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring onions and pistou ($13.95); Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis ($14.95); Traditional steak tartare ($12.95) and Baby beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel ($8.95).
Pork Milanese lr 300Special entrées include Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach ($23.95); Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons ($26.95); Pork Milanese with heirloom tomato salad ($22.95), and Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches and basmati rice ($25.95).
In addition to the special seasonal menu, guests will always find a wide selection of classic dishes that are virtually synonymous with the term "French bistrot." Popular items include starters such as Escargots BZ or the classic Soupe à l'Oignon, French Onion Soup, and classic entrées such as Steak Frites and Vol-au-Vent, the stew du jour in puff pastry with crème fraîche mashed potatoes.
Bistrot Zinc serves lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner seven days a week. Lunch is served Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, please visit the website at www.bistrotzinc.com or call 312-337-1131 for reservations.

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July Specials
Appetizers
Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette 8.95
Watermelon with French feta and basil 8.95
Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring onions and pistou 13.95
Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis 14.95
Traditional steak tartare 12.95
Baby beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel 8.95
 Entrees
Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach 23.95
Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons 26.95
Pork Milanese with heirloom tomato salad 22.95
Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches and basmati rice 25.95
 À Côté
Side Dishes
Grilled asparagus, balsamic syrup 5.50
Baby squash, grape tomato sauté 5.95
Sautéed spinach 4.95 Ratatouille 5.50
Pommes frites 4.95 Haricots verts 5.50








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