It’s back! This week marks the return of our regularly scheduled Restaurant Review. We hope you enjoyed the Summer Series- it sure was fun for us to see all the fun things Chicago has to offer during the summer!
This week took me to a lovely neighborhood cafe- Bourgeois Pig Cafe. The atmosphere is absolutely charming! After walking from the busy six point intersection of Fullerton, Lincoln, and Halsted, you find yourself in a quaint, garden-like oasis. There is an ample amount of seating, with two indoor levels, and both upper and lower front patio seating. The lower patio has an adorable lending library where you can take a book and leave a book. The decor is eclectic and charming, with warmly lit chandeliers, dark wood furniture, bookshelves, and antique knick-knacks. The weather was beautiful, so we chose a seat on the patio! The menu is comprised of All-Day Breakfast, Combo Packages, Classic Sandwiches, Paninis, Salads, and Soups.
After much debate, I finally settled on Pilgrim’s Progress: sourdough bread slathered with mayonnaise, topped with oven roasted turkey, avocado, red onions, and Swiss cheese; then grilled to perfection. This was wonderful! The bread was perfectly grilled and the Swiss cheese was melty and delicious. I love avocado and this added a really nice creamy, texture to the sandwich. My friend ordered the Chicken Parm Panini: pulled white chicken smothered in Mandarin sauce, with artichoke hearts, garlic, fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, and provolone. This was delicious too! I really liked the addition of the artichoke hearts- it was unique and a very tasty surprise.
They have a gorgeous pastry case at the front of the restaurant, with jumbo cookies, cheesecakes, cakes, pies, and more. We decided we had to have a slice of the apple pie. It was just the treat I needed for a Friday afternoon- flaky, cinnamony, perfect.
The Bourgeois Pig is open Mondays through Saturdays from 7 am to 9 pm and Sundays from 8 am to 9 pm. Find more information on their website.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO