Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Chicago Eats: The Purple Pig

Screeching halt. I forgot to include one fabulous meal in my first Chicago Eats round-up post. Silly me. So you'll just have to suffer through one additional post, because I still have to save the best for last (more later this week!).

Mr. H and I had our first meal of the trip at the one stop that I had previously been to, The Purple Pig.
A glass of wine on their covered patio and some shared plates was just the right way to kick off the trip! Since it was a weekday late afternoon, we got right in. The wait times on this popular restaurant can be 2+ hours at times and they don't accept reservations, so beware. But, it's worth it. Don't go hungry, put your name in, and go grab a drink somewhere else close by.

We shared three cheeses and two meats. Most of their Cured Meats are actually made in-house, and the Duck Prosciutto was particularly divine.

We also split the Deviled Egg with arugula and capers.
And the English Muffin and Truffle Sausage with foie gras butter, fried egg and membrillo.
It was just as good as I remembered, and a great way to set the tone for our culinary extravaganza. How did I forget about this stop before now? Shame on me.

The Purple Pig
500 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611