Crofton On Wells dinner menu
chef's tasting menus available*
Seasonally Inspired Soup-grilled shrimp, shagbark hickory crème fraiche...9.00
Signature Crabcake of Jumbo Lump Crabmeat-petit salad, Creole mustard sauce...15.75
Grilled Baby Octopus-smoked scallop ceviche , citrus vinaigrette...11.25
Grilled Foie Gras-peppered pineapple, port syrup, bittersweet chocolate...17.00
Roast Quail-cider-braised cabbage, signature smoked apple chutney...12.00
Sauté of Seasonal Mushrooms-bacon, cracked black peppercorn in a shredded phyllo nest...12.00
Wilted Asian Greens-toasted sesame, red onion, mango...9.75
Smoked Salmon-potato gaufrettes, preserved Meyer Lemon crème fraiche, beluga caviar...12.00
Baby Beet Salad-mixed greens, Point Reyes blue cheese, black peppercorn vinaigrette, fig syrup...10.75
Mixed Greens-caramelized tangerines, herb croutons, roasted shallot vinaigrette...9.00
Baked Crottin of Peppered Chevre-frisee, pancetta...10.50
Grilled Tasmanian King Salmon-Asian pears, pickled ginger, apple cider, hon-shimeji mushrooms...29.00
Pan-seared Diver Scallops-blood orange salad, salsify, maitake mushrooms, red curry-mussel reduction...28.00
Organic Japanese Miso Broth-ginger, buckwheat soba noodles, roasted seasonal vegetables...19.00
Grilled Black Angus Beef Tenderloin-chanterelles, grits, bacon, shallot-bourbon reduction...36.00
Bbq Pork Tenderloin-signature smoked apple chutney, corn pudding, poblano cream...27.00
Spicy Herb and Chipotle Roasted Amish Chicken-Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, smoky black peppercorn jus...25.00
Grilled New Zealand Venison Medallions-sweet potato gnocchi, Balaton cherries, peppered mascarpone...32.00
dinner dessert selections
Valrhona, Guanaja Extra-bittersweet Chocolate Cake...10.00
espresso ice cream, black peppercorn-caramel sauce
suggested wine: Justin, Obtuse, Late Harvest Cabernet
Granny Smith Apple Tart...9.00
green apple-rosemary ice cream, caramel sauce
suggested wine: Bonny Doon, Muscat, Vin de Glaciere
Trio of Crème Brulee...9.00
passion fruit, hazelnut, espresso
suggested wine: 1999 Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venice, Jaboulet
Vanilla Bean Napoleon...9.00
chocolate pot de crème, macadamia nut toffee
suggested wine: Pierre Ferrand, Cognac, Ambre
Brioche Bread Pudding...9.00
spiced pear coulis
suggested wine: Isole e Olena, Vin Santo
sorbets & ice creams...9.00
house made with Jersey cows milk & Prospera Farm fresh eggs
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*chef's tasting menus are available and prepared to your specific tastes. 24-hour notice is required. Please call to inquire.
these offerings, in addition to a few regular menu items, were created with a vegetarian diet in mind and can be modified to be completely vegan.
Mixed Vegetable and Baked Tofu Salad...9.50
a mixture of raw vegetables and greens with baked tofu and a cumin-ginger-tamari vinaigrette
suggested wine:Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc
Cassolette of Smoked Cauliflower and Curried Lentils...9.75
curried-ginger crème fraiche
suggested wine:Hill of Content, Benjamin's Blend
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Stack...10.50
rosemary, caramelized garlic-balsamic vinegar jus
suggested wine:Villa Maria, Merlot
Seasonal Vegetable Collection...19.00
an assortment of seasonal mushrooms and vegetables with Israeli couscous and Hokkaido squash reduction
suggested wine:Girardet, Pinot Noir
please note that we will work with you to create a meal that is within your boundaries be it vegan, lacto-ovo, etc. please advise your server.
loose leaf tea
loose leaf tea selection
Individually brewed at table, our selection comes from Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters & Tea Blenders (the notes are theirs).
Chamomile's soothing caffeine-free quality, combined with its sweet, apple-like aroma and subtle buttery taste make this herbal tea an all-time classic.
Created by our tea loving customers, this concoction of 1/3 peppermint, 1/3 chamomile and 1/3 rosehips pops with vitamin c and flavor. A delicious caffeine-free alternative.
King Crimson's BlendTM
As red as the blood of life, King Crimson's BlendTM is a magical mixture of caffeine-free herbs. The result is a tart, complex, and inspiring blend. The boldness of this brew will make you forget it is caffeine-free. Great in the dead of a cold Chicago winter.
We flavor high quality Indian tea with the essence of black currants. Delicious, rich and bursting with fresh berry aroma, this brew is ideal for dessert.
A blend of Chinese and Indian teas, simply wonderful when complemented with milk and sugar.
Green Earl Grey
To our table came this fascinating Sencha (green tea) flavored with the citrussy oil of bergamot. This oil is used in the production of Earl Grey teas and when added to the buttery green Japanese leaf, yields a delightful cup. Crisp, soft and lightly floral.
With the fresh flavor of springtime and its subtle emerald green color, Dragonwell is the most famous of all Chinese green teas. Its source is the mountainous region of the Chekiang province and is named for a mythical goodly-hearted dragon.
Potent and smoky, Lapsang Souchong is as bold, sublime and ethereal as a distant fire.