After he took the throne, Napoleon instituted the tradition of serving bread with every meal to put his mother's baguette-heavy care packages to use. Indulge in French tradition with today's Groupon for French-American cuisine and drinks at bluette in Wilmette. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get $40 worth of fare Friday or Saturday.
• For $20, you get $45 worth of fare on Sunday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
Fusing traditional French favorites with a cache of American inspiration bluette proffers a surprising menu of savory eats. The burger disguises a patty under accents of foie gras pâté and truffle mayonnaise ($17), and the roasted half chicken modestly soaks in a tankini and natural jus alongside a raft of mashed potatoes ($16). Spoon the seafood stew, which baits five fruits de mer, including scallops and calamari, in a fennel-saffron lobster broth ($24). Waving a star-spangled and vertically striped French-American flag, the truffle mac ’n’ cheese ($12), and sea scallops served with truffled goat-cheese grits ($24) flaunt international origins.
Beyond the picture windows encasing the entry of bluette, the dining area displays starkly contrasting cornflower-blue walls; crisp, white linens and chairs; and a wait staff of polite shadows. The dichromatic dining room is sporadically sliced with orange, which drips down the water glasses and juices up the art.
1162 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, Illinois 60091