Sigh…there is nothing better than a weekend brunch. That’s only 1 reason (although a compelling one) why we gleefully accepted an invite from Chicago Food Bloggers to network at Public House, a spot we’ve been clamoring to check out. We rushed out, delayed as always, to River North to meet blogger pals and try the new morning grub.
Public House did not disappoint. The space had rich wood undertones and felt roomy. Our group was treated to a buffet style breakfast where we could snag whatever breakfast treats we liked. It was slightly meat and sweets heavy, but the manager gladly accommodated a request for a savory veggie option, a modified meatless breakfast sammich with arugula, scrambled eggs, tomatoes and shaved red onions on a toasted sourdough boulet.
The presentation of the sweet breakfast options made us drool. The healthier option, a parfait pint (we got pint sized version of the pint) was layered with fresh berries, greek yogurt and crunchy granola. The doughnut french toast also featured berries but we found it a little too deep fried for our tastes. Our top contender, however, was a warm gooey sticky bun with the perfect balance of a soft bun, drizzled vanilla icing and nuts. Our waitress was kind enough to sneak us another one after the buffet had been ravaged.
We were happy to stuff our mouths full of sticky bun and listen contently while our energetic table mates debated about the next hot foodie trends.
Thanks to Public House for hosting us! Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes our next on our Public House hit list :).