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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.


butternut squash velouté
parmesan crisp

roasted beet salad
hazelnut kumquat vinaigrette, ricotta salata

poached shrimp salad
herbed butter lettuce, avocado,
champagne vinaigrette

mixed green salad

crispy risotto al salto
prosciutto de parma, aïoli

Prince Edward Island mussels
butternut squash, coconut curry sauce

fried calamari
roasted tomato sauce, garlic aïoli

Alsatian tarte flambé
caramelized onion, lardon, crème fraîche


tomato mozzarella

greek pizza
pulled lamb, olives, french feta

tuna wasabi
wasabi cream, shisho, daikon carrot


grilled chicken
avocado, herbed goat cheese

beef brisket
roasted tomato, caramelized onion,
horseradish cream

Niman Ranch burger
brioche bun, fries

Entree Salads

nine vegetable chopped
chicken, wood oven roasted vegetables, bacon

hanger steak
broccolini, asparagus, cippolini onion

caesar salad
chicken / shrimp


tandoori salmon
toasted Israeli couscous, cardamom-infused yogurt

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

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

penne pasta
lamb ragout, roasted eggplant, mozzarella

chicken pallard
castaluccio lentils, herb salad

four-tiered vegetable lasagna
parmesan, tomato sauce

fines herbes omelette
ricotta, truffled bruschetta

eggs any style
home fries, bacon, toast

smoked salmon plate
capers, onion, tomato, bagels

buttermilk pancakes
mixed berries, banana

housemade vanilla French toast
caramelized apple

Fresh Squeezed Juices



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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