Ashok Selvam | Eater Chicago | September 27, 2018

SVN Restaurant Resource Group’s Scott Reinish represented the buyer in the transaction.

Roscoe Village received a culinary upgrade earlier this week when Le Sud, a new two-level restaurant, opened. Dishes on its Mediterranean French menu includes rabbit leg à la Provençal and a foie gras tart. It’s a casual spot on the neighborhood’s main drag at 2301 W. Roscoe Street.

Travels through southern France inspired owner Sandy Chen (Koi Fine Asian Dining in Evanston) to open the restaurant. She said southern French cuisine reminded her of the food served in her native Zhejiang, a province along China’s east coast. She’s charged executive chef Ryan Brosseau (Table, Donkey & Stick in Logan Square and the shuttered Perennial Virant in Lincoln Park) with creating a “Provencal inspired” menu. It includes pan-roasted duck and steak frites.

GM and wine director Terry McNeese (Le Lan, De Quay, The Gage, Henri) came up with the — surprise — French-focused wine list. There are also eight house cocktails including two “reserve” drinks that cost $15, $3 more than most of the “regular” drinks.