Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekly Special and 8-course Truffle Menu at Restaurant Michael

Join Restaurant Michael (64 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, Ill.; 847-441-3100) for this week’s Friday special: Butter-Poached Maine Lobster finished with preserved lemon and brown butter capers, or cognac and toasted hazelnut-lobster bisque. The lobster is served over creamy polenta for an unbeatable price of just $29. As usual, Restaurant Michael has a very limited supply of lobsters, so call ahead to reserve yours.

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 2, Restaurant Michael is launching a new Winter Truffle Menu. Chef/owner Michael Lachowicz refers to truffles as “black gold” and says, “this is the finest truffle season I’ve seen in 15 years!”

In honor of this momentous occasion, Restaurant Michael’s eight-course truffle menu is available through Feb. 28. The $89 menu includes Potato-Truffle Soup with Truffle Potato Croquette; Galantine of Foie Gras, Truffles, Pork and Chanterelles with Truffle Madeira Sauce; Chilled Maine Lobster, King Crab and Leek Terrine in Truffled Cognac Lobster Gelée with Shaved Fennel and Truffle Salad, Carrot and Beet Butter; Filet of Wild Sea Bass Poached in Truffle Cream, Yellow and Green Squash “Cappellini” Tossed with Toasted Hazelnut Vinaigrette; Duo of Roasted Tenderloin of Beef and Rack of Lamb, Creamy Truffle-Scented Potato and Celery Root Purée, Truffle and Celery Root “Tian,” and Lamb Jus with Black Truffle; Warm Truffle-Scented Stuffed Brie de Mieux in Crispy Phyllo; concluding with Truffle and Tahitian Vanilla Gelato, Brandy Lace Cookies; and Grand Marnier Chocolate Truffles with Coffee and Hot Tea. Guests may add a three-wine flight option to the truffle menu for an additional $29.

As a reminder Restaurant Michael’s special Valentine’s Day pre-fixe menu is available Friday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14. Check out the menu here.

Don’t forget Restaurant Michael’s Friday night live performances 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring the cabaret song stylings of Petra Van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown.

About Restaurant Michael
Restaurant Michael serves classic haute cuisine in a contemporary presentation with French country flair. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. -11:30 p.m.; and Sunday 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Call for seasonal hours. Complimentary parking is available. Major cards accepted. Be sure to “Like” Restaurant Michael on Facebook at and follow Michael on Twitter at @RestoMichael. Visit for more information.

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