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Bucktown's Bluebird Adds New Chef & Summer Menu

For those who don't know the folks behind Bucktown's Gastropub Bluebird located at 1749 N. Damen Avenue are also behind Telegraph. And Dave Ford, the talented sous chef of Telegraph, has headed to Bucktown where he will now be heading up the kitchen at the Bluebird.

 

Ford will also be introducing a new Summer Menu. Here's a glimpse of the predominantly small plate menu with a few large plates included to round out your options:

 

 

Small Plates

marinated olives, orange, chili, herbs 6
belgian style pommes frites, aioli 5
salad, green goddess vinaigrette, snap peas, fava beans, onion 7
heirloom tomato salad, basil, olive bread 8
rabbit rillette, pickled squash 9
shrimp croquettes, smoked molasses 10
grilled speck, pickled feta, arugula, asparagus 11
cobia crudo, sherry, strawberries, peas 12

 

 

Mussels & Frites

belgian – wit beer, thyme, celery, chili, garlic, parsley 15
spring – lemongrass, edamame, cherry tomato, shitakes 15
southern French – white wine, fennel, leek, tomato, chili, herbs de provence 15

 

 

Large Plates

goat cheese flatbread, pork meatballs, giardiniera, portabello 12
fresh linguini, duck, spring onion, English peas, foraged mushrooms 14
7oz burger, ruimano jalapeño jack, pepper bacon, frites 13
pan seared trout, orzo, lemon basil, green garlic 15
braised pork shoulder, apple, cabbage, celery root 16
hanger steak, fava beans, potato, wild onions, nettles 17

 

 

Dessert

hibiscus bread pudding, berry compote 8
lace cookies, lemon curd, rhubarb 8
house-made ice cream trio 8

 

 

Ford has also showcased his culinary talent at: C-House, the Violet Hour, avec and the Blackbird.  

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