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Restaurant Fri Apr 13 2007

Exclusive: Aigre Doux Adds Brunch, Sunday Dinner

aigredoux.jpgHere's a scoop: Aigre Doux, one of the city's hottest new restaurants, is adding brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting next weekend, April 21, and and will now be open for dinner on Sunday nights.

This is great news to anyone who can't get a reservation for dinner, especially since Chef Mohammed Islam was named best new chef and Aigre Doux one of the best new restaurants in the "Best Restaurants" issue of Chicago magazine — the issue is already out to subscribers and hits newsstands shortly, and the restaurant's already seen a jump in reservations.

We've got the full brunch menu after the jump.

Appetizers

butternut squash velouté
parmesan crisp
$8

roasted beet salad
hazelnut kumquat vinaigrette, ricotta salata
$9

poached shrimp salad
herbed butter lettuce, avocado,
champagne vinaigrette
$11

mixed green salad
$8

crispy risotto al salto
prosciutto de parma, aïoli
$9

Prince Edward Island mussels
butternut squash, coconut curry sauce
$12

fried calamari
roasted tomato sauce, garlic aïoli
$9

Alsatian tarte flambé
caramelized onion, lardon, crème fraîche
$10

Pizza

tomato mozzarella
$9

greek pizza
pulled lamb, olives, french feta
$10

tuna wasabi
wasabi cream, shisho, daikon carrot
$12

Sandwiches

grilled chicken
avocado, herbed goat cheese
$11

beef brisket
roasted tomato, caramelized onion,
horseradish cream
$11

Niman Ranch burger
brioche bun, fries
$11

Entree Salads

nine vegetable chopped
chicken, wood oven roasted vegetables, bacon
$12

hanger steak
broccolini, asparagus, cippolini onion
$12

caesar salad
chicken / shrimp
$12


Entrees

tandoori salmon
toasted Israeli couscous, cardamom-infused yogurt
$18

harissa crusted braised shortrib
cracked farro salad, swiss chard
pickled sweet pepper
$18

pan seared skate wing
fingerling potato, meyer lemon relish, gremolata
$18

penne pasta
lamb ragout, roasted eggplant, mozzarella
$16

chicken pallard
castaluccio lentils, herb salad
$15

four-tiered vegetable lasagna
parmesan, tomato sauce
$16

fines herbes omelette
ricotta, truffled bruschetta
$14

eggs any style
home fries, bacon, toast
$12

smoked salmon plate
capers, onion, tomato, bagels
$14

buttermilk pancakes
mixed berries, banana
$14

housemade vanilla French toast
caramelized apple
$14

Fresh Squeezed Juices

orange
grapefruit
watermelon
$7

 

Donny B / April 13, 2007 3:06 PM

$12 for eggs and toast? I'll pass.

Andrew / April 13, 2007 3:21 PM

Did you really expect Denny's prices, Donny?

Yeah, that's expensive, but I suspect (or at least I hope) it's not as basic as the very limited information on the menu makes it sound. They probably justify the price on the bacon (Niman Ranch, perhaps?) and home fries.

Think of it this way: a steak at Sizzler costs a whole lot less than one at Gibson's, but which one do you think is the better value?

Donny B / April 16, 2007 4:58 PM

Okay, good point. But I was kind of amazed at the prices in general (this is breakfast, right?) and then that one in particular hit me, as did the $14 pancakes. There are a lot of good pancakes in this city, so if they're charging $14, they better give you an orgasm or something. I'm just sayin'...

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