Au Cheval- Man Food Madness

I’m just going to put this out there:  this is totally NOT my kind of food.  That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s not very well done for the type of food that it is.  And it is… very well done.

So here’s the scoop:  Super French, super heavy, super rich, super pork-y.  And there are plenty of people out there that LOVE this kind of food.  If you’re one of them, you must hit up Au Cheval in the West Loop.

Au Cheval Chicago

Roasted bone marrow with an onion jam and toast.  It’s like butter and jam on toast except it’s meat butter and uber sweet onion jam.  There’s not enough parsley salad on the earth to cut the richness of this dish.  For me, it was fabulous for 2 bites.

Au Cheval Chicago

Go figure… Griddled Brat with smashed potatoes and roasted garlic gravy.  Again, super rich but beautiful.

Au Cheval Chicago

And here’s the grand daddy of ‘em all:  Foie gras and pork stuffed cabbage.  It’s essentially a sausage  and foie pie with a thin cabbage crust.  Holy fatty meat, batman.

Au Cheval Chicago

So there you have it.  If you’re into heavy French comfort food, it’s a must.  Otherwise, stay far, far away.

(Oh… PS.  I’ve heard the burger is AMAZING!)

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