Mexico and France have a long tradition of cultural exchange, from the stable of piñata animals that Louis XIV kept at Versailles to the profusion of consonants that French linguists dropped during a wild trip to Cancún. Celebrate the best of both cultures with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of French-Mexican fusion cuisine at Sabor Saveur. Sabor Saveur was included in Chicago magazine’s Hot List in January 2010 and is featured in the 2011 Michelin Guide to Chicago restaurants.
At Sabor Saveur, head chef Yanitzin Sanchez crafts culinary treaties that infuse 100% Mexican ingredients with the je ne sais quoi of French preparation techniques. The restaurant’s menu grants dual-citizenship to two nations in which food is held in the highest regard, serving inventive edibles such as the phyllo-dough tamal appetizer ($10) and entrees such as the chili relleno ($14), a poblano baked into a flaky crust and filled with walnut, ricotta, oregano, and tomatillo sauce. Seared salmon ($19) sunbathes by the dessert table to cultivate a coat of rich chocolate and thick cuts of filet mignon ($22) swap their berets for toppings of pumpkin seeds and huazontle before diving into a Seine of yellow mole sauce. For those seeking a night of indecisive indulgence, the restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe dinner ($30) nightly from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
As BYOB establishment, Sabor Saveur projects its welcoming vibes with a chic interior that synthesizes the elegance of a Parisian gallery space with the minimalism of a Tolucan tortilla factory. Guests can savor an intimate dining experience or pop in to say hello to the chef as she prepares peppers fluent in the romantic languages of French and reassuring compliments.
2013 W Division St.
Chicago, Illinois 60622