French Connection

In-PersonEast Lakeview, Chicago


Large (15-20 Guests)
vegetarian, vegan, french
Vegan, Vegetarian
This dinner involves a lot of (mostly) French dishes to make a fantastic meal! We'll be using summer produce to make a fantastic ratatouille in the style of the movie (seriously), have a wonderful trio of crostini, a mixed raspberry and beet salad, a trumpet mushroom 'bourguignon', and chevre stuffed dates wrapped in eggplant bacon. Not quite French, but French Nouveau! Come join us...

Menu detail

Trio of Crostini
We'll make 3 wonderful crostini to serve you: 1) Smoked Beet Pate with Pepitas 2) Saag Paneer-inspired Spinach Dip 3) Roasted Pepper and Olive Tapenade
French Onion Soup
Small Plate
Onions slowly caramelized for 5 hours, deglazed with Champagne, and then cooked with an umami rich broth made from kombu and shiitakes. Topped with a crust of bread and melted cashew cheese. We've fed this to omnivores, who swore up and down, it tastes just the same as a French onion soup you'd find in a French brasserie.
Frisee and Lardon Salad with Carrot Yolk
Small Plate
Bright frisee, blanched haricot vert, and glazed pearl onions will be dressed in a whole grain mustard and red wine vinaigrette, and tossed with fresh parsley, tarragon, and chives, then topped with a piece of toasted bread and our spherified carrot yolk.
Trumpet Mushroom Sausage Bourguignon
This is a classic French dish we're going to veganize just for you. We'll use a red wine reduction sauce with mirepoix and garlic to braise trumpet mushrooms, and serve it with herb braised potatoes, carrots, button mushrooms, and pearl onions to make a very refined, veganized, classic French dish dotted with smoky eggplant bacon and fresh herbs.
Chocolate Tart with Coffee Meringue and Pomegranate
Our pastry chef Tif Lowder is making this fantastic dessert. If you know her baking, not much else needs to be said. Expect some greatness!

French Connection

In-PersonEast Lakeview, Chicago
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)