Dining out affords families and couples the chance to gather ‘round someone else’s dinner table instead of their usual gathering ‘round the tire fire in the master bath. Make the most of this rare occasion with today’s Groupon to Restaurant Michael in Winnetka. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get $60 worth of fine French cuisine, good Sunday–Thursday.
- For $30, you get $60 worth of fine French cuisine, good on Friday or Saturday, when only limited reservations are available.<p>
At an eponymous restaurant lauded by the Chicago Reader, chef Michael Lachowicz crafts an upscale menu of traditional French fare inspired by training at the Culinary Institute of America and years spent sharing spatulas with world-renowned chefs. Like Tchaikovsky’s musical interpretations of the calendar year, Michael’s menus change with the season to showcase the freshest ingredients and flavors. Recent offerings have included starters of house-cured smoked salmon set on a warm potato galette and emblazoned with a palatable prelude scribbled in lemon-honey crème fraîche ($15).
Entrees of slowly braised beef short-rib dijonnaise with pomme gratin ($32) sate expansive appetites, and a duo of grilled quail and bacon-wrapped rabbit ($32) edify taste buds with truffle-scented potato croquettes and candied figs. Add an encore to dinner with honey-mascarpone cheesecake, which shares the stage with citrus-honey syrup and a mound of fresh berries ($10).
Michael’s elegant dining room is wrapped in warm earth tones and awash in the glow of hanging lamps and domesticated moonbeams. White cloths mark intimate tables that support glass stemware and the occasional roving wine decanter.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Restaurant Michael a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
After dining at Restaurant Michael, Chicago Reader writer David Hammond described a savory spread of pate and gherkin pickles as “surpassingly pleasing,” and noted that his dessert (a warm blueberry-almond financier pastry with a ginger-almond ice-cream sandwich) was still haunting his dreams. At his eponymous Winnetka restaurant, chef Michael Lachowicz crafts traditional French cuisine inspired by his training at the Culinary Institute of America and years spent sharing spatulas with world-renowned chefs. Like Tchaikovsky's musical interpretations of the calendar year, Michael's menus change with the season to showcase the freshest ingredients and flavors. Whole-roasted squab or sautéed fillets of flounder drizzled in champagne sauce showcase his creative ambition as well as his classical training. Desserts include indulgences such as housemade gelato or artisanal cheese served from a cart. Restaurant Michael's elegant dining room is wrapped in warm earth tones and awash in the glow of hanging lamps and domesticated moonbeams. White cloths mark intimate tables that support glass stemware and the occasional roving wine decanters.
“Lovely ambience....fabulous food.....perfect for a special evening or special celebration ”
“Be prepared to spend another $100, but worth the price, excellent food and service.”
“Beautiful setting, quiet, and great food & service!”
64 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, Illinois 60093