Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chicago Takeover: The Food- Brunch

Well, the BlogHer conference was over, and it was time to play in Chicago. Michelle and I got up on Sunday morning, and had to start the day with the most important meal of the week...Sunday Brunch!

The concierge pointed us in the direction of Yolk, just a few blocks away from the Sheraton.
Isn't the logo fun? Apparently, it's a popular place, because the line was out the door and the restaurant was packed. Luckily, the hotel had given us a card that cut our wait time in half. We were seated in about 15 minutes, and began to peruse the menu. There were a lot of interesting brunch dishes mixed in with your standard breakfast fare. I honed in on the South of the Border Benny with an English muffin, chorizo, cilantro, and chipotle sauce over two poached eggs and their homemade hollandaise sauce ($10.99).
My eggs were completely cooked through when it arrived, but our fabulous server, Seth, whisked them away and a new plate arrived shortly.

I think there was a bit too much chorizo, and it kind of overwhelmed any other flavors of the dish. Overall, it was an interesting twist on an Eggs Benedict, and I'd like to try making a version at home. I loved the whole fresh fruit served with it! Not your typical cut up melon and lone strawberry that you often see.

Seth continued to be our hero as he ushered people away from our table that were waiting to be seated. They just couldn't seem to stay in the designated waiting area, and we were constantly having butts just inches from our meal. Not appetizing.
This picture doesn't do it justice. It was really uncomfortable. Seth, you were outstanding! Thank you.

Overall, it was tasty and a good start to our day. With classic breakfast items and interesting twists, there's something for everyone. The wait staff seemed on top of everything (however, the hostess could use a lesson in customer service), and I'd head back there. With three locations to choose from in Chicago, it shouldn't be hard to find one.

Only one more Chicago food post left. An epic progressive meal that I won't soon forget!

355 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611