Brunch Plans: Nellcôte

—Elle Eichinger | July 6, 2012 | Homepage Latest The Latest

Nightlife spot Nellcôte serving an a.m. meal may be surprise enough, but next weekend (July 14), they’ll update their brunch program with “Weekend Reviews” just in time for the Pitchfork Music Festival. Sure to be a mix of Nellcôte’s signature music-infused atmosphere and phenomenal food and drink, reserving a spot now is highly suggested.

Guests have two options for fare: a prix-fixe including a spread of breads, pastries, charcuterie, and cheeses, plus the choice of an entree, or a la carte sides. For mains, we love the sunnyside-up egg pizza with fontina and black truffles; but for a sweeter taste, the whole wheat pancakes with blueberries, lemon curd, maple syrup, and ricotta cheese are delicious. Sides are revamped versions of old favorites—smoked bacon is made in house, and sausage hails from executive chef Jared Van Camp’s other eatery, Old Town Social.

To wash it all down, you can’t go wrong with classics like Bloody Marys or mimosas (Nellcôte adds fresh strawberries and rhubarb to its version). But the bellini—featuring raspberry jam, peach nectar, and champagne—is Nellcôte’s true signature.

In honor of the opening on July 14 and 15, UBER will host complimentary rides from Nellcôte to Pitchfork. Festival-goers will be provided with an exclusive access code at brunch. The midday meal is set to run 10 AM-3 PM Saturdays and Sundays and will include other fun features like a live DJ. 833 W. Randolph St., 312-432-0500

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