At Oceanique, the longstanding seafood restaurant in Evanston, owner/chef Mark Grosz honors marine bounties from every inch of the American coastline, from the glacial waters of Lake Michigan to the shell-flecked shores of Massachusetts. Enjoy all things finned, shelled, and clawed when you cast your net for this Gourmet offer: a five-course dinner with wine pairings, showcasing different regions of the world, plus a $25 gift certificate to use at your next visit ($125, including gratuity and all other fees). The dinner is available Monday through Friday.
The restaurant earns accolades annually; Zagat has ranked it number-one for seafood in the Chicago area every year since 1993, and Wine Spectator has bestowed it with the "Award of Excellence" every year since 1994. Settle into the Spanish-style dining room as dinner gets underway with a chef-selected amuse-bouche, which could be anything from tuna tartare to smoked salmon.
For an appetizer, choose from sea scallops with cabbage, lobster-soy broth, and kimchi; calamari and shrimp with watermelon radish, candied ginger and Meyer lemon, and daikon; or beets with warm goat cheese, artichoke, and sherry vinaigrette. The third course, a wonderful seasonal sorbet, cleanses the palate for your choice of entrée: Lake Erie walleye with spring garlic, pea tips, and purple potatoes; yellowfin tuna from Hawaii with bacon, turnips, and seasonal mushrooms; or organic salmon from Scotland's Shetland Islands with fava beans, butternut squash, and poblano peppers. And for the fifth and final course, chef Grosz will serve a selection of house-made pastries—a reminder that the harvests of the land taste pretty good, too.
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Five-Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings and $25 Gift Certificate for Return Visit
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