Monday, August 30, 2010

Chicago Vacation: Part 4

Saturday, July 24, 2010:
Our last stop before leaving Chicago on our fourth morning there was brunch at Rick Bayless' famous Frontera Grill. I started my brunch with an enticing Grapefruit juice Mimosa (which was one of their specials that day). It was lovely I must say, if you can't tell from my face in the pic below.

For an appetizer we got the Sopes Rancheros: crispy corn masa boats with savory shredded beef, roasted tomatoes, avocado and homemade fresh cheese.

Tom's main course was Sapitos: a trio of Xalapa-style gorditas (corn masa cakes) in chipotle-black bean sauce each with its own topping: scrambled eggs, grilled chicken, chorizo and plantains; homemade crema and queso fresco.

For my main course I got the Hot Cakes Indgenas: Iroquois white corn pancakes with whipped goat cheese, piloncillo-agave syrup, grilled chorizo and two eggs sunny-side up. The grilled chorizo bacon was so good, I can't even describe it. It was like eating candy.

I realize I blogged a lot about food over these past few Chicago Vacation posts, but one of the best parts about going on vacation is the food you get to try while you're visiting a new place!
Plus I'm a chubby kid who likes to eat!

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  1. Looks like so much fun and yuminess going on! Pass the mimosa and grilled chorizo this way. Can I come with you next time ;-)

  2. delicious. never even thought about using grapefruit juice. double delicious!