As part of Eater's first ever Chinese Food Week, chefs at four Chicago restaurants that don't serve Chinese food agreed to make a special limited-edition dish, served just this week. Every day we'll highlight a new dish, including today's eggroll supreme at City Provisions Deli.
Starting today and running through Friday, City Provisions will offer its eggroll supreme, owner Cleetus Friedman's take on a Jewish breakfast in an eggroll. The dish, at $8.95 for two rolls and accompaniments, comprises house-cured salmon, cream cheese and scallion all wrapped in an "everything" egg roll wrapper. "It's like a bagel and lox platter in an eggroll," Friedman said. So why this dish?
"One of my favorite things to brunch on is an everything bagel with cream cheese, chives, salmon, cucumber and swiss cheese. I did this for a supper club a few years back and it was so popular. I constantly look for different ways to present my favorite things, like the corned beef sausage I do that tastes like a corned beef sandwich. These smells and tastes that bring you back to a certain place in your life, that's my goal to have you bite into a dish that immediately evokes certain times in your life. This elicits that kind of response. My intention here is to take a traditional Jewish dish and present in an Asian format."