Pomeroy - Winnetka
Pomeroy is inspired by the great bistros and cafes of France. In the heart of Winnetka, the soul of Paris is apparent in the warm service and so-French cuisine that is approachable and so-so delicious, especially when served on the sidewalk cafe or garden courtyard.
The Pomeroy (which means "the King's apple" en Francais) is the result of some big names coming together to bring unmistakable Gallic taste to Winnetka. In addition to Anna and Ryan O'Donnell of Ballyhoo Hospitality, there's legendary restaurateur Glenn Keefer, and Chicago Cubs Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah. Together, this team is serving up some fantastic French fare.
On the menu is what you dream of when you think of French food. You can start off with classic French onion soup, the pan-seared foie gras, escargots à la Bourguignonne or one of the other distinctively French and perfectly executed French starters.
There's charcuterie, of course, and a good selection of beautifully composed French salads, but if you want to kick off dinner in a big way, go with one of the plateaux of fruits de mer, a petit or grand presentation of oysters, shrimp, crab, and other fruits of the sea.
The menu listing of main courses reads like an encyclopedia entry for classic French cuisine: bouillabaisse (lobster, scallops, shrimp, mussels, rouille toast) roasted chicken (pommes purées, glacé de volaille), risotto aux champignons (mushrooms, chèvre, truffle butter), roasted salmon (flageolet bean ragout), trout amandine (haricots verts, toasted almond, brown butter) and filet au poivre (green peppercorns).
For dessert, how about something French? Mais oui! There are profiteroles, French pear tartine, chocolate pot au creme and assorted macarons. Or, you prefer something savory, you can end with a cheese course.
There is, bien sur, a fine wine list, including a large selection of Champagne and French sparkling wine, and some precious bottles, including a 2018 Kosta Browne 'Gap's Crown' pinot noir and a 2009 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande.