Monday, December 3, 2012
837 W Fulton Market, Chicago
After spending the week prior to my Chicago trip researching the best brunch spots, I stumbled upon The Publican. The online menu jumped out to me when I saw red wine poached eggs, pork schnitzel, and bibimbap as some of the entrée options. The interior was simple, with a pig theme. Therefore, it was surely my calling. High ceilings, pig portraits on the walls, wooden communal tables, and pig-pen booths closed in with sliding doors. Making a pig-theme look elegant is not easy I’m sure, but The Publican made us feel like a couple of classy swine on this brunch date!
To start, we had a Bloody Mary garnished with a pickle, radish, and a lemon wedge. It came with a beer accompaniment. We chose a beer called Zombie Dust. It was a great start to the day!
We shared the pumpkin bread with ricotta cheese, honey, apples and hazelnuts to start. For our entrees, we had the sirloin steak with sweet potatoes, red onions, mustard greens, and cider crème fraiche. Also, pork belly bibimbap. It was our favorite meal of the whole weekend in Chicago.