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Al Fresco Dining Brunch French Lincoln Park

The Blanchard has recently launched weekend brunch service. The Lincoln Park-located restaurant is now open for a midday meal every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Executive Chef Ryan Burns offers sweet and savory French brasserie-inspired favorites, including "Warm and Cool" (Oeuf Othier; Grilled Spanish Octopus; Stone Fruits Salade; Oeufs a la Yvettes) and "Grand Plats" (Croque Madame; Steak Frites; Citrus Zest Crepes; Japanese Pork Belly Benedict; Blanchard Burger; and more). Family-friendly dining is found on Chef Burns' children's prix fixe menu (Heritage Green Circle chicken fingers; penne pasta fromage brulee; build-your-own burger; jambon and cheese). 

Brunch libations, created by Michael Simon (Acadia; the Wit; Celeste) and inspired by the movie Cocktail, include a Singapore Sling, Hurricane, Sex on the Beach and Alabama Slammer (detailed below). The courtyard patio will be open, weather permitting. 


Warm and Cool

Oeuf Outhier  soft scramble egg, vodka spiked creme fraiche,  chive, golden ossetra caviar $14

Grilled Spanish Octopus charred kumquats, fire roasted salsify, pepitas veloute, herbs, chilis $14 

Oeufs a la Yvettes “Egg Tart” Spanish shrimp, asparagus, black truffle eggs, shrimp butter, sauce Nantua $14

Stone Fruits Salade  marcona almond, coriander, basil and chive, vindaloo compressed cucumber $13

Grand Plats

Spiced Peach Pain Perdu   slow-poached peaches, baking spices, chamomile cream, rum raisin syrup $13

Citrus Zest Crêpes (add four ounces of seared foie gras $16) dark rum spiced banana puree, caramelized banana, powdered sugar $10

Omelette white miso roasted eggplant, herbs and lettuces, mustard d'espelette vinaigrette $13

Japanese Pork Belly Benedict  grilled pork belly, farm eggs, toasted brioche, dashi hollandaise, shiso and parsley $16

Steak Frites  8-oz. hanger steak, oyster mayonnaise, charred chicory salad $24

Croque Monsieur  smoked Nueske’s ham, fromage gruyere, sauce bechemel $13

Croque Madame  smoked Nueske’s ham, fromage gruyere, fried egg, sauce morney brulee $16

Blanchard Burger  prime beef, slab bacon, butterkase cheese, shallot confit, garlic aioli, frites $18


Hendrick's Gin, Austrian cherry brandy, pineapple rum, Grand Marnier, fresh lime, angostura 

Flor de Caña 7 year grand reserva rum, passion fruit, French bitter lemon, lime bitters 

REYKA vodka, Austrian peach brandy, French mango sipping vinegar, cranberry cordial 

ALABAMA SLAMMER - The Blanchard's Homage To Southern Comfort
Luxardo amaretto, orange bitters, creme de cassis, bitter raspberry 


First Course served with pommes frites, asparagus or butter roasted cauliflower choose:

Heritage Green Circle Chicken Tenders with honey dijon

Penne Pasta Fromage Brulee with comte cheese bechamel and truffle essence

Build-Your-Own Burger with gem lettuce, sliced tomato, aioli, ketchup, dijon mustard

Jambon and Cheese with Nueske's ham, gruyere cheese, whole grain mustard

Second Course choose:

Fruits - blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, mint and basil

Ice Cream - vanilla bean, chocolate or strawberry

Creme Catalan (add $3) vanilla and citrus zest custard with caramelized sugar top


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