French cafĂ© opened in late September
Online PR News – 15-October-2015 – Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – Au Cochon, the newest restaurant in Peas & Carrots Hospitalityâ€™s family of concepts, has launched breakfast, lunch and happy hour menus. The upscale French cafĂ©, which opened in late September, is located at 260 N. Old Woodward Avenue in Birmingham. The menus were developed by Zack Sklar, chef and owner of the company, and Executive Chef and Partner Mark Barbarich.
Breakfast and lunch will be served daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at midnight. The bar will stay open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Breakfast options ranging from $4 to $13 feature traditional dishes with a twist, including: Griddled Blueberry Muffins, served with whipped butter and homemade marmalade; French Omelette with Fines Herbes; Fromage Blanc Pancakes with whipped butter and blueberry jam; Housemade English Muffin with blueberry jam or marmalade and whipped butter; Caramelized Grapefruit with amaretto crĂ¨me fraiche and granola; and Mushroom ragout with toast. Diners can order hash browns and bacon hash browns on the side.
For lunch, guests can enjoy three varieties of Tartines, or French open-faced sandwiches, such as a BLT with scallion mayo, ratatouille with herbed chevre and tuna with radish and fines herbes. Also on the menu are Matzoh Ball and French Onion Soup; Chopped and Wedge salads; Salmon Croquette with gribiche sauce, lettuces, onion, radish, tomato, fines herbes, and sweet sherry vinaigrette; Chicken Paillard with lettuces, sweet corn, haricot vert, tomato, red onion, and honey mustard vinaigrette; Cheeseburger; Frites with Fried Egg and Gravy; Mussel Frites; and Gruyere Grilled Cheese with French Onion Dipper.
The menu, whose items range between $8 and $20, also includes dishes from the dinner menu such as Steak Frites, Shrimp Cocktail, and Bacon with a vanilla bourbon glaze.
During the week, Au Cochonâ€™s Happy Hour will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. During this time, all appetizers, sides and wines by the glass will be half off. Well drinks will be available for $5 and house cocktails, including the Pear Hiver, Light as a Feather, Old Fashioned, and Manhattan, will be $6 each.
In addition, the restaurantâ€™s Industry Hours will take place from 10 p.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays. During this time, all individuals working in the industry will receive 25 percent off food and beverage.
â€śOur dinner service has been very well received, so we felt it was the perfect time to open our doors for breakfast and lunch,â€ť said Zack Sklar. â€śThese menus were created to not only provide our guests with items they know and love, but also to introduce them to new dishes they may find intriguing.â€ť
Remarking about the Happy Hour program, Sklar noted with enthusiasm that, â€śAu Cochon is the place to be every afternoon during the week. From our delicious craft cocktails to approachable French cuisine, there is sure to be nothing else like it.â€ť
Designed by Chicago-based 555 International, the 1,500-square-foot restaurant seats a total of 112, including 12 on the patio and 20 at the bar. The design features copper, brass and steel materials throughout, including in the bar and on the ceiling. The interior was created to provide a traditional feel with leather banquettes, tufted leather bar stools, hardwood details, mosaic tile floors and subtle lighting.
The 2,500-square-foot open kitchen near the front of the restaurant will be shared with sister Peas & Carrots concept, Arthur Avenue, an Italian restaurant which is slated to open in several weeks. The group currently operates five restaurants in Michigan and Chicago.
For more information, please visit www.aucochon.com or call 248-792-7795.
About Au Cochon
Opened in September 2015, Au Cochon in Birmingham serves updated classic French cuisine. Owned by Zack Sklar of Peas & Carrots Hospitality, Executive Chef Partner Mark Barbarich leads the kitchen and Bill Butler serves as partner and general manager. Located at 260 N. Old Woodward Ave., Au Cochonâ€™s kitchen is open 5 p.m. - midnight, Monday through Sunday, with the bar staying open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
About Peas & Carrots Hospitality
Based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Peas & Carrots Hospitality owns and operates Social Kitchen & Bar and Au Cochon in Birmingham, Mich., MEX and Beauâ€™s Grillery in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Bernieâ€™s Lunch & Supper in Chicago. Led by a team of partners including Zack Sklar, Josh Humphrey and Jim Bellinson, the restaurant group is slated to open several new concepts in 2015, including Social Kitchen & Bar in Grand Rapids, Mich. and Arthur Avenue in Birmingham, Mich.