This weekend we went to Chicago. Just to wonder around Michigan Ave, relax and maybe have something good for dinner or brunch, or maybe both! Why don’t go crazy, right?
Road trips are my favorites. There is almost no baggage limit (that reminds me I will be flying in two weeks…), you can stop whenever it pleases you and admire the surroundings. With this being said, I admit there is not much to admire between Iowa and Chicago, but still we managed to have a nice trip. I won’t bore you with too many details and skip straight to the brunch! Oh, what a wonderful experience we had….mmmm… We chose the Publican as my husband still cherishes a memory of an omelet he ate there two years ago, can you imagine?
This time instead of an omelet we started with ricotta and poppy seed cake. To be honest I was sold long before I saw the actual cake. Everything with poppy seed must be delicious. And I was right, it tasted heavenly. The mix of cheese, some honey and the cake was just perfect start of the day for me. Also I felt quite generous, so shared the dish with my husband.
Then the torta ahogada came with its strong flavors. Unfortunately there was some cilantro in it, and I am not fan of it, but other than that it was a great hearty dish. My husband loved it, as did I – we shared again.
Then came turn for bucatini alla carbonara. It was Pawel’s dish and I haven’t tried it, leaving some place for what follows, but let me cite the ingredients for you: pork belly, parmesan and egg. What can go wrong with that?
For me the feast ended with a waffle with blueberry jam and honey butter. Oh oh oh too bad I can’t show you how happy I was with it. Just sensational, as one of my favorite celebrities would say ;).
Pawel had red wine poached eggs, hmm, now when I am thinking about it I guess we shared this one too. Anyway, it was truly great brunch and we got a great service, so if you have a chance please visit the Publican and have a tasty time. Thanks Dimitar for introducing us to this place!
What about you? What are your favorite restaurants in Chicago? Or anywhere else?