Bonsoiree Chicago Bites Podcast #153

The lamb was served with seasonal veggies and got mixed reviews.

The lamb was served with seasonal veggies and got mixed reviews.

We were surprised by the menu, or lack there of, at Bonsoiree — one in a string of Chicago restaurants specializing in molecular gastronomy. We were there on a Sunday, and on Sundays the chef takes the menu out of your hands and prepares your meal with food purchased at the “farmer’s market.” You have a choice of four courses or 11, but that’s about it. It sounded fun! After all, we love a good dining adventure and often put ourselves at the kitchen’s mercy for kicks.  But did Bonsoiree treat us right? And how does it compare to others of its ilk like Schwa? Listen in and find out!

Chicago Bites (17.3 M)

Show Notes:
00:00 – 02:45 The reservation process & no notice about “no menu Sunday.”
02:46 – 03:33 The customer is always right? Nope. Our server told us so.
03:34 – 05:15 Running late & want 11 courses? Tough. We’re on a timetable.
05:16 – 07:46 On a cruise liner vs. a pirate ship — where’s the invention?
07:47 – 08:58 Tasty salad and beautiful plating, Asian style.
08:59 – 10:54 Bonus course! Peter Cottontail never tasted so good.
10:55 – 11:58 The squash soup garnished with apple — just right.
11:59 – 14:36 Rainbow trout & lamb — well done but mixed reviews.
14:37 – 16:12 Chocolate for dessert that we can agree on.
16:13 – 17:13 Flavors were great! Still, no fireworks.
17:14 – 18:56 Ratings & sign-off

The rabbit, cooked to perfection, was the table favorite.

The rabbit, cooked to perfection, was the table favorite.

Bonsoiree
2728 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647-4206
(773) 486-7511 | Make Reservations
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Bridget’s Ratings Tammy’s Ratings
Food Quality 4 4
Value 4 4
Service 3 2
Ambiance 4 3
Overall 7 6

Price per person: $55

Related Chicago Bites reviews:
Alinea
Moto
Schwa

Online buzz about Bonsoiree:
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What do you think of Bonsoiree? Let us know on Twitter: @chicagobites.

The salad was fresh, flavorful and beautifully plated.

The salad was fresh, flavorful and beautifully plated.

  1. custom research papers left a comment on November 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Those where looked yummy! Hope I could taste that Bonsoiree. Yuuuuummmmm!

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