Chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand bring eager eaters nationwide the robust food and vibrant atmosphere of their acclaimed Chicago restaurant, Brasserie T. Simply, a brasserie is a brewery. French brasseries feature great handcrafted beer; a large, flexible menu; and a casual, stylish urban atmosphere. They are usually open all day and patrons can order anything from a breakfast omelet with coffee and pastries to a dinner of roast chicken and chicory salad with warm bacon vinaigrette. All of the dishes in American Brasserie, from soups to pastas to roasts to desserts, have something important in common: bold, generous, simple flavors. Also, each recipe is accompanied by a beer or wine recommendation.Two inserts of gorgeous color photography capture the energetic atmosphere of the American brasserie. Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand's popularity and the success of their restaurants will ensure that, this book carries weight with cooks and food lovers everywhere.