salad of endives with crispy potatoes, basil, dijon, pancetta and poached egg
@ blackbird, chicago
Domaine Billaud Simon
Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu 2006
“A Chablis that is as colorful as a basket of fruit.”
Chablis from Billaud Simon is brisk, balanced, and mineral-driven. It is one of the great domaines of Chablis which dates back to 1815. This particular wine offers a nice combination of fruit and stony minerality. With its creamy texture, purity, and freshness – it paired very well with the salad of endives and our second course at Blackbird.
salad of endives, a most creative presentation
With knife and fork, our server deftly chops the salad, blending the perfectly poached egg with the endives and pancetta, creating a silky dressing and reducing the charming potato basket to crisp crouton-like chards.
UPDATE: The entire extraordinary experience at Blackbird is now posted here What is hip? Chicago’s Blackbird, please stop by!
17 thoughts on “salad of endives, a most creative presentation”
That’s gorgeous and very creative. Kudos!!
Gorgeous!Work of art. Were you in Chicago? You know I have never been to Blackbird?
Hi Courtney – yes, for Passover. I’ll call you next time. And I think you would definitely like Blackbird! Let me know when you go…
What an elegant salad!
Wow, what a gorgeous salad…lovely potato basket!
That is extremely innovative! I’ve play to play with this idea. 🙂
Truly a gorgeous 5-star style presentation here. very inspiring for sure.
This look very elegant, beautiful and delicious…love the creation!!!! Congrats on top9!!!
Love the basket of endives! It’s gorgeous, and I love how the server mixes it for you on the spot. Congrats on top 9!
I love the potato basket! What a great presentation. I’m hoping to visit Chicago again soon so I can visit several amazing restaurants including Blackbird.
I have to laugh at the last photo 🙂
Quite a bit of fuss for such a final plate..
I do have problems with food that requires how-to-eat instructions.
Still very pretty to begin with even so…
Gorgeous. It’s a photo like this one (and the white asparagus from your other post) that are REALLY getting my creative juices flowing this morning. All of a sudden, I’m inspired to go do something “different” at home!
I actually like how “fussy” this plate it. It’s making me think about how I’d tear into it. And I kinda like that. 🙂