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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • French, Bistro, Eclectic & International, Local/Organic
  • 20 E Chestnut St, Chicago IL60611 41.898418 -87.62761
  • (At N Wabash Ave)
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  • (312) 324-4000
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Breakfast

Waffles, Pancakes & Crêpes

Buttermilk Pancakes burton’s maplewood farm syrup, whipped butter   13.00
Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes honey butter, burton’s maplewood farm syrup   16.00
Mixed Berry Crêpes hazelnut ganache, lime whipped cream   14.00
Belgian Waffle vanilla whipped cream, berry compote   15.00
Brioche French Toast whipped cream, burton’s maplewood syrup, berry compote   14.00
Nutella Pancakes banana compote, toasted hazelnuts   16.00
Ham And Gruyère Crêpes nueske ham, sauce béchamel, fresh herbs   15.00

Eggs

Served With Red Breakfast Potatoes

American Breakfast choice of: pork link sausage, chicken sausage, applewood-smoked bacon, grilled honey-cured ham   18.00
Eggs Bénédict english muffin, poached eggs, canadian bacon, hollandaise   18.00
Traditional Omelet choice of: mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese, spinach   17.00
Steak And Eggs 4oz filet mignon, horseradish hollandaise, eggs any style   24.00

Signatures

Served With Red Breakfast Potatoes

Egg White Frittata sundried tomatoes, basil, goat cheese   16.00
Bacon And Gruyère Quiche prosciutto, fuji apple, apple smoked bacon   16.00
Florentine Egg White Omelet baby spinach, tomatoes, onions   17.00
Farmhouse Bénédict sourdough bread, braised short rib, tomato jam, poached eggs   18.00
Smoked Salmon Pastrami Bénédict brioche, fennel-red onion salad, poached egg   18.00
Fresh Seafood Omelet jumbo lump crab meat, gulf coast shrimp, shellfish bisque   19.00

Beverages

French Press Lavazza Coffee regular, decaf   5.00
Espresso regular, decaf   5.00
Harney And Son’s Tea darjeeling, english breakfast, earl grey, chamomile, japanese sencha, decaf ceylon   5.00
Hot Chocolate ghirardelli chocolate, steamed milk   5.00
Build Your Own Latte decaf or regular espresso, whole milk, 2% milk, skim milk, soy milk   6.00
Fresh Assorted Juices orange, grapefruit   5.00
Juices cranberry, tomato, pineapple   5.00
Homemade Veggie Cocktail carrot, cucumber, spinach, melon   8.00
Protein Shake vanilla or chocolate met rx, choice of fruit, non fat milk   8.00
Berry Smoothie yogurt, banana, mixed berries   8.00

Fruits, Breads & Grains

Selection Of Dry Cereals special k, corn flakes, raisin bran, frosted flakes, kashi go lean, choice of whole, 2%, or skim milk   8.00
Half Ruby Red Grapefruit passion fruit yogurt, vanilla grapefruit cocktail   7.00
Steel Cut Oatmeal fresh berries, bourbon-maple reduction   11.00
Swiss Muesli granny smith apple, fresh mint   12.00
House Made Granola And Berry Parfait yogurt, berry compote, almond-oatmeal granola   11.00
Fresh Fruit Assortment sliced fruits, berries   14.00
House Made Baker’s Basket croissants, viennoiseries, fresh baguettes   13.00
Artisan Cheese And Charcuterie three local cheeses, three local cured meats, mustard, cornichons   18.00

 

De-Light Breakfast

Half Ruby Red Grapefruit passion fruit yogurt, vanilla grapefruit cocktail   7.00
Steel Cut Oatmeal blueberries, strawberries   11.00
Egg White Frittata sundried tomatoes, basil, fresh baby spinach   16.00
Fruit Smoothie daily selection of fruits, low fat yogurt   8.00
House Made Granola And Berry Parfait low fat yogurt, fresh berries, almond-oatmeal granola   12.00
Egg Beaters Omelet baby spinach, tomatoes, onions   16.00

Lunch

Starters

Sweet Corn Bisque black truffle potato dauphine, crème fraîche   10.00
Caesar Salad garlic crouton, white anchovy, caesar dressing, parmesan tuile   10.00
Baby Bibb Salad piquillo pepper vinaigrette, smoked eggplant, shaved baby carrots   12.00
Artisan Cheese And Charcuterie 3 local cheeses, weekly selection of ‘smoking goose’ meats   18.00
Red Snapper Sashimi pineapple-miso, caviar, shaved radish   14.00
Smoked Beet Salad pistachio, cauliflower-almond purée, quince vinaigrette   12.00
Beef Tartar daikon, soy caviar, brioche, crème fraiche   16.00

Soft Mild Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. Start Your Cheese Plate With Young Mild Goats, Double Or Triple Cremes, Or Bloomy Rind Cheeses

St. Rocco Brie michigan, cow, pasteurized   
Mattone michigan, cow, pasteurized   
Langres france, champagne, cow, raw   

Semi-Firm Medium Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. Proceed, With The Next Type Of Cheese Being A Semi-Firm, Such As A Mild Cow, Aged Goat Or Sheep Milk Cheese.

Amablu minnesota, cow, raw   
Morbier france, jura, cow, pasteurized   
Poet’s Tomme michigan, cow, raw   

Firm Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. To Finish, Choose A Cheese With A Bigger Presence, Bolder And Nuttier Like A Hard Mountain, Long-Aged Cheddar And Mild Washed Rind Cheese.

Cottonwood River Cheddar wisconsin, cow, raw   
Sartori Bellavitano Espresso wisconsin , cow, pasteurized   
Heard It Through The Grapevine michigan, goat, raw   

Sandwiches

Seared Amish Chicken Breast 6 oz chicken breast, chipotle aioli, boston bibb lettuce, roma tomato, herb ciabatta   14.00
Lamb Burger date jam, harissa aioli, heirloom tomato   15.00
Maine Lobster Roll romaine, lemon aioli, brioche   18.00
CDA Burger boursin aioli, crispy onions, boston bibb lettuce, applewood smoked bacon   16.00

Large Plates

Bacon And Gruyère Quiche prosciutto, fuji apple, apple smoked bacon   16.00
Crispy Calamari Salad white miso vinaigrette, crispy shallots, baby romaine   19.00
Grilled Flat Iron Steak Salad red onion jam, soubise vinaigrette, wisconsin white cheddar   20.00
Chicken "Piccatta" capers, sherry jus, baby vegetables   22.00
Truffle Poached Wild Alaskan Halibut baby turnips, yukon gold potatoes, beech mushrooms   32.00
Braised Beef Shortrib vanilla salsify, butternut squash, roasted garlic   28.00

Executive Lunch $24

Sweet Corn Bisque black truffle potato dauphine, crème fraîche   
Baby Bibb Salad piquillo pepper vinaigrette, smoked eggplant, shaved baby carrots   
Flat Iron Steak truffle potatoes, seasonal mushrooms, english peas   
Parisian Patisseries duo of chef selected desserts   

 

De-Light Lunch

Appetizer

Baby Bibb Salad piquillo pepper vinaigrette, smoked eggplant, shaved baby carrots   12.00
Parsnip Soup toasted barley, parsley purée, red globe grapes   9.00
Red Snapper Sashimi pineapple-miso, caviar, shaved radish   14.00

Entree

Pacific Prawns brussel sprouts, salsify purée, raisin chutney   24.00
Muscovy Duck Breast seasonal mushrooms, duck jus, steamed potatoes   26.00
Steamed Market Fish baby vegetable, broccolini   28.00

Dessert $10

Raspberry Vacherin berries, greek yogurt, meringue   
Citrus Panna Cotta fresh fruit, tahitian vanilla, lemon   
Trio Of Sorbets chef’s selection of homemade seasonal fruit sorbets   

 

Afternoon

3pm-5pm

Small Plates

Sweet Corn Bisque black truffle potato dauphine, crème fraîche   10.00
Caesar Salad garlic crouton, white anchovy, caesar dressing, parmesan tuile   10.00
Baby Bibb Salad heirloom tomatoes, watermelon radish, meyer lemon vinaigrette, goat cheese   12.00
Artisan Cheese And Charcuterie 3 local cheeses, weekly selection of smoking goose meats   18.00
Tuna Tartar yuzu-avocado purée, american sturgeon caviar, ponzu   14.00

Sandwiches

Maine Lobster Roll romaine, lemon aioli, brioche   18.00
CDA Burger boursin aioli, crispy onions, boston bibb lettuce, applewood smoked bacon   16.00
Croque Madame Ou Monsieur brioche, ham, white truffle oil.   14.00

Large Plates

Bacon And Gruyère Quiche prosciutto, fuji apple, apple smoked bacon   16.00
Grilled Flat Iron Steak Salad red onion jam, onion vinaigrette, wisconsin white cheddar   20.00

Desserts

Blueberry Verrine lemon verbena mousse, candied almonds, blueberry-basil sorbet   9.00
Noir Chocolate hazelnut mousse, candied cocoa nibs, moscato ice cream   10.00
Parisian Mini Desserts crème brulee, paris brest, macaron, opera cake   12.00

 

Dinner

Signature Appetizers

Escargots roasted garlic, parsley, house made brioche   15.00
‘Smoking Goose’ Artisan Charcuterie three local cured meats, mustard, cornichons   18.00
Fresh Burrata meyer lemon cream, fresh pasta, smoking goose lardo   18.00
Crispy Chicken Thigh green tea arancini, tempura sweetbreads, watercress   14.00

Market Inspired

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras sourdough waffle, pancetta-apple crisp ice cream, pickled brussel sprouts   18.00
Baby Bibb Salad piquillo pepper vinaigrette, smoked eggplant, shaved baby carrots   12.00
Sweet Corn Bisque black truffle potato dauphine, crème fraîche   10.00
Smoked Beet Salad pistachio, cauliflower-almond purée, quince vinaigrette   12.00

Raw

West Coast Oysters fennel cream, american sturgeon caviar, citrus   15.00
Red Snapper Sashimi pineapple-miso, caviar, shaved radish   14.00
Beef Tartar daikon, soy caviar, brioche, crème fraiche   16.00
Heirloom Carrots bellewether ricotta, crispy farm egg, black truffle vinaigrette, pine nuts   10.00

Seasonal Tasting

Must Order For The Entire Table Of Two Or More Guests.

Five Courses    75.00
Ten Courses    110.00
Five Wine Parings    40.00
Seven Wine Parings    55.00

Entrée

Roasted Blue Cobia carrot purée, ‘smoking goose’ bacon, nameko mushrooms   28.00
Maple Leaf Duck Breast fall vegetable tart, matsutake mushrooms, violet mustard jus   26.00
Amish Chicken Ballantine boursin polenta, wild mushroom, truffle jus   27.00
Truffle Poached Wild Alaskan Halibut baby turnips, yukon gold potatoes, beech mushrooms   32.00
Slagel Farms Rabbit curry parsnip purée, swiss chard confit, mustard sabayon   29.00
Braised Beef Shortrib vanilla salsify, butternut squash, roasted garlic   29.00

Soft Mild Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. Start Your Cheese Plate With Young Mild Goats, Double Or Triple Crèmes, Or Bloomy Rind Cheeses.

St. Rocco Brie michigan, cow, pasteurized   
Mattone michigan, cow, pasteurized   
Langres france, champagne, cow, raw   

Semi-Firm Medium Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. Proceed, With The Next Type Of Cheese Being A Semi-Firm, Such As A Mild Cow, Aged Goat Or Sheep Milk Cheese.

Amablu minnesota, cow, raw   
Morbier france, jura, cow, pasteurized   
Poet’s Tomme michigan, cow, raw   

Firm Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. To Finish, Choose A Cheese With A Bigger Presence, Bolder And Nuttier Like A Hard Mountain, Long-Aged Cheddar And Mild Washed Rind Cheese.

Cottonwood River Cheddar wisconsin, cow, raw   
Sartori Bellavitano Espresso wisconsin, cow, pasteurized   
Heard It Through The Grapevine michigan, goat, raw   

 

De-Light Dinner $39

Three Course Prix-Fixe. Please Select One From Each Course.

Appetizer

Baby Bibb Salad piquillo pepper vinaigrette, smoked eggplant, shaved baby carrots   
Parsnip Soup toasted barley, parsley purée, red globe grapes   
Red Snapper Sashimi pineapple-miso, caviar, shaved radish   

Entree

Pacific Prawns brussel sprouts, salsify purée, raisin chutney   
Muscovy Duck Breast seasonal mushrooms, duck jus, steamed potatoes   
Steamed Market Fish baby vegetable, broccolini   

Dessert

Raspberry Vacherin berries, greek yogurt, meringue   
Citrus Panna Cotta fresh fruit, tahitian vanilla, lemon   
Trio Of Sorbets chef’s selection of homemade seasonal fruit sorbets   

 

Brunch

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

Sweet Corn Bisque black truffle potato dauphine, crème fraîche   10.00
Baby Bibb Salad heirloom tomatoes, watermelon radish, meyer lemon vinaigrette, goat cheese   12.00
Seared Amish Chicken Breast Sandwich 6 oz chicken breast, chipotle aioli, boston bibb lettuce, roma tomato, herb ciabatta   14.00
Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Croissant nueske bacon, scrambled eggs, wisconsin cheddar cheese   16.00
CDA Burger boursin aioli, crispy onions, boston bibb lettuce, apple smoked bacon   16.00

Waffles, Pancakes & Crepes

Buttermilk Pancakes burton’s maplewood farm syrup, whipped butter   13.00
Mixed Berry Crêpes hazelnut ganache, lime whipped cream   14.00
Belgian Waffle vanilla-whipped cream, berry compote   15.00
Nutella Pancakes banana compote, toasted hazelnuts   16.00
Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes honey butter, burton’s maplewood farm syrup   16.00
Brioche French Toast whipped cream, burton‘s maplewood syrup, berry compote   14.00
Ham And Gruyère Crêpes nueske ham, sauce béchamel, fresh herbs   15.00

Eggs

Served With Red Breakfast Potatoes

American Breakfast choice of: pork link sausage, chicken sausage apple wood-smoked bacon, grilled honey-cured ham   18.00
Eggs Bénédict english muffin, poached eggs, canadian bacon, hollandaise   18.00
Traditional Omelet choice of: mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese, spinach   17.00
Steak And Eggs 4oz filet mignon, horseradish hollandaise, eggs any style   24.00

CdA Signatures

Egg White Frittata sundried tomatoes, basil, goat cheese   16.00
Florentine Egg White Omelet baby spinach, tomatoes, onions   17.00
Farmhouse Bénédict sourdough bread, braised short rib, tomato jam, poached eggs   18.00
Smoked Salmon Pastrami Bénédict brioche, fennel-red onion salad, poached egg   18.00
Fresh Seafood Omelet jumbo lump crab meat, gulf coast shrimp, shellfish bisque   19.00
Bacon And Gruyère Quiche prosciutto, fuji apple, apple smoked bacon   16.00
Artisan Cheese And Charcuterie three local cheeses, three local cured meats, mustard, cornichons   18.00

Cda Brunch Sampler $25

Trio Of House Made Fruit Juices    
Mini Bagel And Lox baby bibb salad, blueberry pancake short stack, braised chicken and egg cocotte   
Assorted Mini Desserts    

Reviving Cocktails

Watermelon & Saint Germain Sangria    9.00
Blood Orange Mimosa    11.00
Mango Bellini    14.00
Kir Royale    14.00
Domaine Chandon Brut Or Rosé    16.00
Laurent Perrier brut   21.00
Taittinger Brut La Française    26.00

Liquid Goodness

Fresh Orange Juice    6.00
Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice    6.00
Cranberry tomato, or pineapple juice   5.00
Mixed Berry Smoothie    8.00
Homemade Veggie Cocktail    8.00
Passion Fruit orange, banana & honey smoothie   10.00

Bloody Marys

Classic vodka, fresh lemon juice, tomato juice, spicy mix   14.00
CdA horseradish infused vodka, fresh lemon juice, tomato juice, spicy mix   16.00
Bloody Caesar house made vodka limoncello, fresh lime juice, tomato juice, spicy mix   14.00
Hickory Smoked hickory smoked vodka, fresh lemon juice, tomato juice, spicy mix   14.00

 

Desserts & Cheese

Desserts

Creamsicle Parfait sesame citrus, blood orange sorbet, croquant   10.00
Apple Verrine cider donuts, calvados, mascarpone   10.00
Brown Sugar Chess Pie spiced pear, sour cream & meyer lemon ice cream, concord grape   10.00
Pumpkin Roulade mulled huckleberries, smoked maple ice cream, pepitas granola   10.00
Chocolate Ribbon coffee, candied hazelnuts, burnt caramel ice cream, baileys   10.00
Parisian Mini Desserts crème brûlée, paris brest, macaron, opéra cake   12.00

Soft Mild Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. Start Your Cheese Plate With Young Mild Goats, Double Or Triple Cremes, Or Bloomy Rind Cheeses.

St. Rocco Brie michigan, cow, pasteurized   
Mattone michigan, cow, pasteurized   
Langres france, champagne, cow, raw   

Semi-Firm Medium Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. Proceed, With The Next Type Of Cheese Being A Semi-Firm, Such As A Mild Cow, Aged Goat Or Sheep Milk Cheese.

Amablu minnesota, cow, raw   
Morbier france, jura, cow, pasteurized   
Poet’s Tomme michigan, cow, raw   

Firm Cheese

(1) $4 / (3) $10 / (5) $14 / (7) $20. To Finish, Choose A Cheese With A Bigger Presence, Bolder And Nuttier Like A Hard Mountain, Long-Aged Cheddar And Mild Washed Rind Cheese.

Cottonwood River Cheddar wisconsin, cow, raw   
Sartori Bellavitano Espresso wisconsin, cow, pasteurized   
Heard It Through The Grapevine michigan, goat, raw   

 

The Consumption Of Raw Or Undercooked Meats, Poultry, Seafood, Shellfish Or Eggs May Increase Your Risk Of Foodborne Illness.
Cafe Des Architectes
20 E Chestnut St
At N Wabash Ave
(312) 324-4000
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