Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of surrounding geography with today’s deal: for $19, you get a three-course prix-fixe French-American dinner, including one soup or salad, one entree, and one dessert, at Sweets & Savories (a $38 value).
Sweets & Savories's informal atmosphere lets chef David Richards's swoonable menu of French-American cuisine speak for itself. Begin prix-fixe expeditions with a starter, such as the roasted-butternut-squash soup or arugula salad drizzled in white truffle oil. Enter the entree phase with rosemary-rubbed pork tenderloin, which soaks in pomegranate barbecue sauce before gently toweling off with a corn-pudding cake. Steak with a side of frites bastes tongues in herb-butter composé and the burger teams up with duck-liver pâté and truffle mayo to gently coax immature taste buds into sophistication like parents convincing a teenager to take French instead of bowling this semester. Chocolate soufflé cake swathes palates in rich sweetness and a lemon-curd tart or anjou-pear tatin piques palates with a tangier taste.
Sweets & Savories's pink-and-brown tones, white linen tablecloths, and a laid-back BYOB policy toe the line between no-frills and fancy as delicately as a pair of 14-karat-gold sweatpants. Chocolate-themed art sweetens up the walls and a large mirror above the bar reflects a roomful of decadent meals.
1534 W Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60614