What to Eat

What To Eat at Nellcote, Open Now (Plus Video)

Jared Van Camp and his flour mill at Nellcote.
Jared Van Camp and his flour mill at Nellcote. Photo: Sky Full of Bacon

So this place called Nellcote is open now. Have you heard anything about it? Yeah, it’s pretty much the most-hyped place since Next, but now it’s your turn to try it and judge it. It’s open now; here’s what to eat, and one last teaser video, showing its construction from erasing Marche to busy kitchen. Having done a video or two of our own, we’re interested to compare theirs (we both found the grain disappearing down the funnel strangely hypnotic, for one). The menu is below.


tomato sauce garlic, oregano, extra virgin olive oil 10
buffalo mozzarella tomato sauce, basil, extra virgin olive oil 10
mortadella pistachios, shaved red onions, ricotta 10
broccoli fennel sausage, provolone, mozzarella, chili akes 10
manila clams green onions, chilies, crème fraîche 11
white anchovies tomato sauce, nicoise olives, onion passata 11
fennel sausage hen of the woods mushrooms, parmigiano,
tomato sauce, mozzarella 11
sunnyside up organic egg fontina, black truffles 12


fresh bread house-cultured butter, baguette, brioche, focaccia 3
shaved pumpkin pickled persimmon, mint, gouda, marcona almonds,
pomegranate molasses 5
white asparagus soup grilled diver scallop, black truffle, brown butter 6
artichokes romaine hearts, roasted tomatoes, nicoise olives 7
robuchon potatoes fresh black truffles 7
escargot chanterelle mushrooms, pimentón, illinois corn polenta 8
roasted rabbit loin rabbit sausage, bacon, turnips, olive emulsion,
jus rôti 8
halibut ‘brandade’ soft scrambled eggs, piperade, sturgeon caviar 9
foie gras ‘torchon’ housemade brioche, marasca cherries,
pickled pistachios 9
glazed skatewing braised radishes, grapefruit, meyer lemon,
watercress sauce 11
organic salmon espelette pepper, swiss chard, pine nuts, raisins,
saffron, capers 12
lamb grilled loin, braised neck, gnocchi, sofritto, olive marmalade,
manchego, caramelized yogurt 12
veal sweetbreads broccoli-hazelnut puree, honey crisp apples,
apple saba, pickled mustard seeds 13
squab roasted breast, leg rillette, smoked chestnut, salsify
brussels sprouts, sherry sauce 14
dry aged illinois beef ribeye baby beets, sweet & sour onions,
fine herbes, truffle jus 15
orecchiette cauliower, anchovy, parmesan, breadcrumbs 9
hand-cut taglioni champagne, oysters, crème fraiche, chives 10
radiatore duck legs, hen of the woods mushrooms, romano beans, cracklings 10
squid ink strozzapreti maine lobster, meyer lemon, mint, fresno chilies 11
frog leg raviolini ‘en brodo’ parsley, black garlic consommé 11


‘baba au rhum’ bachelor’s jam, crème chantilly 6
apple pound cake housemade fromage blanc, walnut ice cream 6
chocolate parfait milk, bittersweet & dark chocolate, hazelnut praline 6
selection of housemade ice creams salted caramel, sracciatella, la colombe coffee 4
selection of housemade sorbets chocolate, banana, pineapple 4

Nellcote, 833 W. Randolph, 312-432-0500

What To Eat at Nellcote, Open Now (Plus Video)