Trend: Where to Eat Rabbit in Chicago
The Purple Pig, Piccolo Sogno, Storefront Company, and the Peasantry all offer the versatile, healthy treat
Rabbit pasta at the Peasantry
If you can suppress thoughts of the Easter Bunny, Thumper, and Bugs, you’re in for a protein-packed treat as versatile as it is healthy. At the Purple Pig (500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744), rabbit is matched with herbs and lettuces and tossed with crispy capers and a black truffle vinaigrette for your grazing enjoyment. Piccolo Sogno (464 N. Halsted St., 312-421-0077) stews leg meat with white wine, rosemary, and lemon and serves it with semolina pudding. Storefront Company (1941 W. North Ave., 773-661-2609) plates tender medallions with cauliflower, hand-cut egg noodles, Gouda, and a sherry jus and pairs them with tempura-style rabbit offal. And at the Peasantry (2723 N. Clark St., 773-868-4888), red-wine-braised hare is mixed with tagliatelle, mushrooms, ricotta salata, and thyme. Looks as if rabbit is poised to become the other other white meat.
Photograph: Anna Knott