Bistro Voltaire Introduces Pre-theatre Prix Fixe Menu

French cuisine eatery Bistro Voltaire (226 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL) is extending its Monday night Prix Fixe menu to accommodate the theatre crowd. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, guests can experience the prix fixe 3-course menu specially curated by Chef Farid Oualidi for $29. The previous special continues Monday nights 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Pre-Theatre meal begins with a choice between a variety of France's most traditional and beloved dishes. The first course offers the Soupe a L'oignon Gratinee a classic French onion soup and the Vols Au Vent Aux Champignons a baked puff pastry with a wild mushroom ragout. The Escargot de Bourgogne features braised escargots with a garlic herb butter and puff pastry. Lastly, the Oeuf en Cocotte represents a shirred egg atop sauteed mushrooms, creme fraiche and a porcini truffle mousse.

The second course boasts an assortment of delectably savory entr?e items. The Boeuf Bourguignon is a rich dish of braised short ribs in a red wine burgundy sauce with pearl onions, carrots, fingerling potatoes and bacon. Grilled salmon is the star when it is paired with couscous, asparagus, tomatoes and a lemon butter sauce for the Pave de Saumon Grille. The Noisettes de Porc is a mix between sweet and savory with its roasted pork medallions, caramelized apples, haricots verts (green beans), and sauce normande. As a vegetarian option the Gnocchi a la Parisienne is available as a French twist on gnocchi complimented by saut?ed vegetables and beurre noisette.

To finish off this French culinary expedition, Chef Oualidi prepares a choice between Gateau au Chocolat, a warm chocolate cake with espresso ice cream, Creme Brulee and espresso and vanilla Gelato ice cream.

Pre-Theatre Menu
Prix Fixe $29 per person

First Course
(Choice of)

Soupe a L'oignon Gratinee
Classic French Onion Soup

Vols au vent aux champignons
Baked puff pastry, wild mushrooms ragout

Escargot de Bourgogne
Braised escargots with garlic herb butter and puff pastry

Oeuf en cocotte
Shirred egg atop sauteed mushrooms, creme fraiche, porcini truffle mousse

Second Course
(Choice Of)

Boeuf bourguignon
Braised short ribs in a red wine burgundy sauce, pearl onions, carrots, fingerling potatoes, bacon

Pave de Saumon grille
Grilled salmon with couscous, asparagus, tomatoes, lemon butter sauce

Noisettes de porc
Roasted pork medallions, caramelized apples, haricots verts, sauce normande

Gnocchi a la Parisienne
French style gnocchi, sauteed vegetable, beurre noisette

Third Course - Dessert
(Choice Of)

Gateau au chocolat
Warm chocolate cake with espresso ice cream

Creme Brulee

Gelato ice cream
Espresso and Vanilla


About Bistro Voltaire
Bistro Voltaire, a classic French bistro owned and operated by Ned Boukram, is located at 226 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60610. The restaurant is open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed on Sunday. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Bistro Voltaire at (312) 265-0911. Please also visit the website at bistrovoltaire.com.

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