I’m convinced I was the last person in Chicago to try Paris Club. After several failed attempts to score a reservation at this hotspot, I gave up. I finally got the opportunity to try this French small plate restaurant this week when my friend invited me for an impromptu dinner date…and she had a gift certificate to boot! With an unpretentious approach to French fare, and energetic atmosphere, it’s no wonder every table was filled on a Tuesday night. It was a fun night sipping the house wine, which is literally on tap, and trying a variety of dishes.
French onion fondue with gruyere: If you love French onion soup like I do, then you’ll love this dip as a tasty alternative.
Escargot: My first time trying snails. They were wrapped in puff pastry, so how could they be bad?!
Sea scallops with espelette pepper, and lime beurre blanc sauce: The creamy butter and wine sauce was a great compliment to the delicate scallops. Seared and perfectly seasoned, these scallops were really a treat.