Carol Deptolla’s Top 30 Restaurants of 2015
Why go here: Lake Park Bistro, the Bartolotta group’s country French restaurant on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, seems tailor-made for a romantic evening or a special celebration — or whenever the longing for rustic French fare by executive chef Adam Siegel and chef de cuisine Miles Borghgraef strikes. The restaurant is 20 years old this year.
What to order: Go rich or go home: garlicky escargot, baked with mushrooms and tomato and further distinguished by a puff pastry cap; veal cheek braised in wine; classic chocolate mousse (with embellishments, like mint milk sorbet).
What you’re drinking: The 250-bottle list of French wines, categorized by appellation, is its own travelogue.