$48 per person
Prix fixe, BYOB
fermented beets and carrots, brined mushrooms, whipped farmer's cheese, bread and butter
Brown Rice Onigiri
kale furikake, roasted carrot and sunflower tahini, cilantro broth
Steamed Black Lentil Dumplings
black garlic broth, pioppino mushrooms
Tempura Short Rib
confit black trumpet, pickled turnip, koji, sesame
shaved noyu sorbet, granola, chilled plum soup
Wine Notes by Bradfordinaire
It’s my third week writing up wine suggestions, and it’s hard for me to get away from recommending some dry bubbles to wake up your palate and carry you through the first couple courses. The Capriades Pet Sec Rosé (27 dollars US) would be lovely, or jump for the best value in Champagne, the Bourgeois-Diaz Trois Cépages (48 dollars US), which is simply beautiful right now. There’s a deep umami base note chorusing through the menu: either Pinot Noir or Syrah would harmonize beautifully. On the lighter, brighter side, try the Tricot Les Milans (30 dollars US), 100% Pinot from the volcanic soils of Auvergne. If you are seeking something more rustic, grab Hirotake Ooka’s Le Canon (24 dollars US), a spritely Syrah made with a deft Japanese touch. Or, take your meal in an entirely different direction and drink an orange wine, such as the Coenobium Rusticum (30 dollars US): the savory aromatics will sync up with the pungent mushroom theme, and the grippy texture will offer a lovely counterpoint to the fatty short rib. Whatever you drink, drink deeply and with pleasure.
ALL WINES CAN BE FOUND AT RED AND WHITE WINES, 1861 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.