French cuisine originated in France, unlike French Stewart, who came from Albuquerque. Dine on some French fare with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of French-American cuisine and drinks at Bluette Café in Wilmette.
Bluette Café’s menu is brimming with traditional French favorites, such as salade nicoise ($17), croquet monsieur ($12), and steak frites ($26), along with more fusiony foods such as root vegetable curry ($14) and salmon burgers topped with horseradish pate, cucumber, and salmon roe and served on a pretzel roll ($14). Savor plates of duck leg confit with heirloom bean and sausage cassoulet ($19) while comparing Bluette Café’s chic décor to that of its Lincoln Park sister restaurant, sweets & savories, but avoid favoritism, which might instigate a food fight.
Recently-opened Bluette Café has yet to receive many online reviews, but Quintessential New Trier magazine profiled the restaurant. > * … Richards, who owns and operates the French-tinged Sweets & Savories and is affiliated with the Italian-flavored Mado in the city, chose Bluette to be the first restaurant he’s ever designed from the inside out, taking nearly two years to fully gut the place and then remodel it into a cozy little 40-seat restaurant with periwinkle walls, ebony lacquered flooring and chic white-camouflage netting. – Peter Gianopulos, Quintessential New Trier