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Sprout Starts Brunch Sunday; Get a Sneak Peek at the Menu

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Dale Levitski started a veritable firestorm when he announced he was launching brunch at Sprout—and wouldn't allow kids. While many were up in arms, others, including many parents, praised the move saying it would be refreshing to have an "adult" brunch, where they could drink and not worry about dropping the f-bomb.

Well, that brunch starts this sunday and we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news: the brunch this sunday is mainly for friends and family and is, sadly, all booked up. The good news: you can start making reservations for March 27 now and we have the menu to get your mouth watering.

Levitski set up the menu in an a la carte fashion, with each item noting what dish inspired it. He'll serve a "lox platter" featuring sturgeon that comes with truffle egg salad, caviar mustard and pumpernickel ($16); a "quiche" of cremini mushroom, asparagus, pistachio and caprica ($10) and lingonberry "french toast" with peanut butter, 5 spice and pan d'Mie ($8). There will also be lamb "egg benedict" with pea, leek, cauliflower and mint ($16) and skirt "steak and eggs" with crab, fingerling potato, Thai basil and sambal ($17). And you can't ignore the foie gras deviled eggs ... drool.

Since no kids are allowed, the Sprout brunch will feature some handcrafted cocktails prepared by Zach Friedlander, who is working at Sprout just for the brunch and also bartends at Gilt Bar. While more will be revealed, Friedlander has come up with some tasty libations for this weekend, including a Curious Jorge (iced coffee with horchata and tequila and bruleed banana) and a Tiki-inspired Rumaki Fizz (pineapple juice, house-infused Neuski bacon vodka and ginger beer with morello cherry syrup). There will, of course, be some non-alcoholic drinks like the the truffle honey chamomile Arnold Palmer and a shaken country-style lemonade prepared simply with ice, lemon and sugar.

Brunch will run between 10:30 and 2:30 every sunday so make your reservations now. And before you do, take a look at the menu below.

Sprout Brunch Menu Spring 2011


1417 W Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 773 348 0706 Visit Website

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230 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 464-9544 Visit Website


1417 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL

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