Mother's Day Menu

9 May 2021

Please order before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8th

for pickup on Sunday, May 9th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


$45/person for three courses

don’t forget to order wine or Champagne!

first course

chilled cucumber yogurt soup

garnished with marinated grape tomatoes


white asparagus Maltaise

with blood orange mayonnaise and slaw of sugar snap peas and radishes


Napoleon of smoked trout mousse and marinated carrots

served with a tangle of baby frisee salad dressed with mustard vinaigrette


salad of mixed spring greens with smoked ham and Gruyere cheese

Dijon mustard vinaigrette

main course

pan-seared jumbo sea scallops with herbed citrus butter sauce

roasted red potatoes and saute of spring vegetables (asparagus, French green beans, spring peas, fava beans)


roasted filet of fresh Alaskan halibut

saffron rice and piperade Basque made with tomatoes, peppers and Bilbao chorizo


roasted duck with peaches

broccoli rabi and pureed Yukon Gold potatoes


barboton (Lyonnaise lamb stew)

lamb braised with white wine, carrots, leeks, onions, potatoes and thyme


steak poivre (peppered 7 oz center-cut butt steak)

French green beans, sliced button mushrooms and pureed Yukon Gold potatoes


vegetable parmentier (vegetarian)

lentils, carrots, peas and mushrooms with pureed potato crown


apple tart grand-mere with French vanilla ice cream

“grandmother’s” apple tart with walnuts and currants


praline cream torte

praline cream and dark chocolate ganache layered with chocolate hazelnut genoise


chilled strawberry souffle torte with fresh strawberries

strawberry mousse with vanilla sponge cake

No splits or substitutions, please.
Menu updated on 041/29/2021 – menu items and price subject to change without notice.

Wine by the bottle is available for carry-out orders during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency shutdown.


thank you to our community & friends

After a year of struggle with the scourge of our pandemic, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our very loyal customers for their continued patronage. It’s been a difficult time for everyone but your unwavering support has left us incredibly humbled. We will be forever grateful.

We would also like to thank our employees for their attentive and gracious work. They endured both a decrease in hours and an increase in responsibilities. So we would like to thank Max, Harlan, Allan, Sonya, Florence and Sasha – all exceptional members of the greater University of Chicago community. To our IT guru David and our social media maven Amy, many many thanks. To University Real Estate Operations, our thanks for your assistance. And to our French connections – Michele and Tony in Cannes, Jane, Chris and Joelle in Paris and Stephanie in the Vende ́e – merci a ̀ tous!

As we slowly begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, la petite folie will begin the process of re-booting. With the recent changes in Covid guidelines we are now able to cater in your home or office/conference room, soon with staff if required, and will continue with our carry-out service. As dining becomes safer, we will work toward re-opening our dining rooms. We will post to our website – – all menu changes and updates as we progress.

Encore, un grand merci et nous espe ́rons a ̀ biento ̂t.
Mike and Mary Mastricola

~ updated April 6th ~

~ updated May 5th ~