Won’t you be his neighbor?

We don’t know too many people who live by the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower (unless you count that mime in front of Water Tower Place), so the new “Neighborhood Friends” menu at the hotel’s Cafe des Architectes seems oddly named. But in any case, you won’t need to bring an electric bill bearing a local address to take advantage of chef Martial Noguier’s creations on Sunday and Monday nights – as long as you’re willing to pony up the $29 ($19 for children 6-10, free for kids 5 and under), you’re good to go.

The three-course menu includes a choice of appetizer (broccoli veloute, poached egg with pork belly, cured baby coho salmon), entree (roasted root veggies, Lake Superior whitefish, chicken breast with sunchokes, flat iron steak) and dessert (warm bread pudding, creme brulee).

With a deal like this, you might consider moving in. Just don’t tell the mime – he tends to be protective of his turf.

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