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What You'll Get
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 $79, you get a tasting menu and wine pairing for two, good Sunday–Thursday (a $180 total value).
- For $79, you get a tasting menu and wine pairing for two, good on Friday or Saturday when only limited reservations are available (a $180 total value).<p>
Both options include: * A seven-course tasting menu for two (a $74 value/person) * Four wine flights per person (a $32 value/person)<p>
Restaurant Michael’s namesake, chef Michael Lachowicz, crafts an upscale menu of multicourse meals 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.
Entrees of slowly braised beef short-rib dijonnaise with pomme gratin sate expansive appetites, and a duo of grilled quail and bacon-wrapped rabbit 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. Four wine flights accompany each diner’s feast and may be savored between bites or combined into one beaker for intoxicating taste trials.
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person for Sun.-Thurs. option. Limit 3 per person for Fri.-Sat. option. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Dine-in only. Not valid on 11/24/11, 12/24/11, 12/31/11, 2/14/12 or 2/24/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.