Treating Mom to The Bongo Room
Hilary: Last week, our mom was in town for a visit so we treated her to brunch at The Bongo Room in Andersonville. Ashley and I have been to this location a couple of times and we love it, especially the white chocolate pretzel pancake!! Although, we did not order any sweets this time.
I was not in the mood for alcohol that afternoon (I know, shocking!) so I ordered my typical week day beverage of earl grey tea. I like to drink it with cream and sugar. Mmm. Mmm.
Ashley: I wasn’t planning on having alcohol that afternoon either but I saw the bloody marys that our table neighbors ordered and they just looked too delicious. I was particularly excited for the cheese cube and salami. They did not disappoint. The cheese was a creamy pepper jack and it was worth ordering the bloody just for that! I shared one with Hilary and she agreed.
As Hilary said before, we did not order the white chocolate pretzel pancake this time. I was a little sad because It. Was. Amazing. Another item that I love is the chorizo, avocado, and potato omelette with cheese. I ordered it for my meal. The chorizo was nice and spicy and the avocado added a creamy cooling factor and the flavors together were delicious. I also liked eating the egg with the avocado. I mean really, what isn’t good with avocado? I will say that my eggs were a tad overcooked but they were still good. The omelette was packed full and I loved when I could get a bite that had a little bit of everything in it. I highly recommend this dish.
Our niece got banana & strawberry pancakes and I had a little taste. Even though there was no syrup on them, I was surprised that I enjoyed them as much as I did. They were nice and fluffy and had a little hint of banana in them. They definitely know how to do breakfast at The Bongo Room.
Hilary: For my meal, I ordered the Deconstructed Lobster Roll Benedict from the specials menu. I love lobster rolls so this was an obvious choice for me. Although, it was a little odd at first that it was warm, but it was very good. There was a lot of lobster on top and it was seasoned well. The fresh herbs in the hollandaise were a nice touch. Sometimes a hollaindaise sauce can be overpowering in a benedict but this complemented the dish rather than steal the show. For my side, I got potatoes with feta on top. It was so delicious. They Definitely do not skimp on the cheese. I love that I always have potatoes left over and they are just as delicious when I reheat them later for a savory snack.
The Bongo Room is always a good bet, even if you have to wait for a table. Everything I have had is delicious! I do wish they took reservations but I am willing to wait.
Ashley: I couldn’t agree more…this place is definitely worth the wait and I can’t wait to go back again!
Posted on June 4, 2014, in Bloody Mary, Brunch, Chicago and tagged Bloody Mary, brunch, chorizo, chorizo omelette, earl grey, Eggs Benedict, lobster, lobster roll, omelette, Pancake, potatoes, The Bongo Room. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.