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                            Bone Marrow and Escargot at Red Door

Bone Marrow and Escargot at Red Door

We’re used to seeing buttery snails on menus at French restaurants, but lately the mollusk has been showing up in unusual places. On flatbread. Topping bone marrow. In grits. Whether you’re a longtime snail fan, or want to explore them in an unfussy way, head to one of these spots for a new spin on escargot.

At Red Door, escargot are placed atop segments of bone, which are filled with roasted bone marrow. The dish comes with grilled sourdough bread, so you can make a little sandwich out of the marrow and escargot.

At Allium, the new bar menu includes flatbreads topped with escargot for a surprising take on pizza.

At Frog and Snail, the Southern-inspired dish Snails Y’all features a mushroom and snail ragout atop goat cheese grits and butternut squash.

For a more traditional preparation, Henri’s Escargot Bourgogne includes snails with truffle brioche, garlic hollandaise, and preserved lemon.

Quince is hosting a Bressan wine dinner on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm featuring four courses paired with wines. The starter is escargot, made with spring garlic, basil, mustard, and a savory cake, paired with Pinot Grigio.

1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston

Red Door
2118 North Damen Avenue, Chicago
(773) 697-7221

120 East Delaware Place, Chicago
(312) 799-4900

Frog and Snail
3124 North Broadway, Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 661-9166

18 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
(312) 578-0763