This place was a nice little find. I thank LivingSocial for the opportunity to eat at this wonderful little bistro. I planned a night out for my wife on her birthday which involved this place. The staff was very accomadating and well versed in the menu. We both had the Chief Sampler which emcompasses a 4-course meal with wine pairing for each course. Normally this would run around $150 for 2 people, but since I had a coupon it was half the price. (This is the kind of place you take your significant other once a year) The waiter was very friendly and answered every questions we had about the meal. Everything seem super fresh and completely in-line with a French Bistro.
All meals start with a fresh baguette, butter, and olive oil/herb. They give you a glass of Champagne to sip on as well. Next comes a small apetizers of minced salmon on a butter cracker. Once you are finished with all that, the meal you paid for begins.
We had a 3-piece selections of traditional French Charcuterie: Chicken Liver Mousse, Pork pate, and steak tartare. This was paired with a Kir Royal (Champagne and Creme de Cassis). Next course was a Pan roasted Idaho river trout, fingerling potatoes, and seasonal vegatables. Wine paired was a 2010 Grand Moulin Chardonnay. This course was fantastic! Second Main Course was a skirt steak paired with pommes frites (French Fries). The wine paired was a 2008 Grand Moulin Cabernet Sauvignon. And finally for dessert we had an amazing sweet brioche with homemade vanilla ice cream and homemade carmel. This was paired with a shooter of 2009 Chateau Haut Sarthes Blanc Doux!
Everything was perfect and it was well worth the drive out from Hoffman Estates, IL. I was recommend it to anyone interested if a great fine dining experience. Just be ready to pay for the quality you are getting.