Otom Delivers Comfort Food With New Menu

NBC recently reported on Otom’s menu shift from high-concept to high-comfort. We’ve got the full menu here — while some favorites remain, like the fried beef-cheek ravioli, chef Daryl Nash is appealing to our times-of-turmoil tastes with revitalized versions of familiar flavors: BLTs, mac-n-cheese, and the famous TV dinners.

Of course, nothing at a restaurant that’s in any way related to the gastronomic fireworks at Moto is going to be straightforward — the bacon in the BLT is caramel-braised, the lettuce is pureed, and the tomato is a jam; the mac-n-cheese is accented with melted leeks and blue cheese, amont other things; and the fried chicken in the TV dinner is actually chicken-fried duck confit. But we’re certainly not complaining.

Otom Shifts Gears to Comfort Food Menu [NBC Chicago]
Otom [MenuPages]
Otom [Official Site]

[photo: the beef-cheek ravioli, via lauren*o’s Flickr]

Full new menu, after the jump.

Fall Menu, Otom


Pot Sticker Salad with arugula, chinese sausage, peanuts, pear and kimchi vinaigrette

House - Made Black Pepper Pasta with caramelized onion and goat cheese, wilted watercress and white truffle

Salmon Sushi Roll with pickled vegetables, hot and sour soup, noodles

B.L.T. with caramel braised bacon, romaine puree, heirloom tomato jam and white bread

Warm Onion, Manchego And Chorizo Tart with raisin salad, quince and carbo grapes

Braised Butterfish with collard greens, ham hocks, corn bread cookie and butternut butter

Daily Soup Bowl

Mac ‘n Cheese with melted leeks, portabella, blue cheese and basil

T.V. Dinner with chicken-fried duck confit, carrot and edamame pie, parsnip gravy, chive oil and stuffing mash

B.B.Q. Pork Belly with smoked bread, spicy chard and pork-beans

Seared Monk Fish with crimson lentils, patty pan, rapini and lemon caper semi-solids

Braised Chicken Thigh with crispy skin, waffle-bread pudding, smoked applesauce and maple beurre blanc

Fried Beef Cheek Ravioli with saffron-salsify puree, anise gastrique, trumpet royale and olive oil powder

Braised Lamb Shank, White Bean Cassoulet, Rutabaga And Olive Oil

Tortilla - Braised Beef Short Rib, Chilaquiles tomatillo salsa, cilantro and tabasco gastrique


Otom Delivers Comfort Food With New Menu