$72 for a Five-Course French Tasting Menu with Wine Flight for Two at Restaurant Michael in Winnetka ($148 Value)

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CIA-trained chef draws on seasonal ingredients to craft five-course tasting menus of traditional French fare paired with trio of wines.

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Expires Jan 9th, 2013. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, must call for reservation and mention tasting menu. Not valid with online reservations. Subject to availability on Friday and Saturday from 6PM-8PM. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 this Groupon to Restaurant Michael in Winnetka. Choose between the following options:

  • For $72, you get a five-course French dining experience for two, redeemable Sunday–Friday (a $148 value).
  • For $72, you get a five-course French dining experience for two, redeemable on Saturday, when only limited reservations are available (a $148 value).

Both dining experiences include:

  • Five-course tasting menu for two (a $50 value each)
  • Wine flight pairing, which consists of three wines, for two (a $24 value each)

At his eponymous restaurant lauded by the Chicago Reader, Chef Michael Lachowicz crafts an upscale menu of traditional French fare 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, Chef Michael's menus change with the season to showcase the freshest ingredients and flavors. Recent offerings have included crispy veal sweetbreads to prelude tender squares of braised beef short rib ravioli. Whole-roasted squab and a sautéed fillet of flounder drizzled in champagne sauce showcase the menu's creative ambition, just as its expansive selection of desserts, such as house-made gelato and artisanal cheese, display an affection for oft-neglected sweet teeth. 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 decanter.

Restaurant Michael

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.

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  • Winnetka (1725.7 miles)

    64 Green Bay Rd.

    Winnetka, Illinois 60093

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