There’s nothing better on a cold Chicago day than a warm meal. The smells transport us all to a simpler time when mom would whip up some french toast and eggs. With a point of reference like that, it shouldn’t be just be an ordinary meal. The ingredients should be fresh by true artists, and a true experience for the senses. We came across such a place. It only serves breakfast and lunch, this might explain the name, Batter and Berries. The staff specializes in spoiling their customers.
Upon entering the small bistro, the sunny walls give a warm welcome from the blistery cold. Everything is pleasing to all the senses. Food looks appetizing, taste is predominant, there are aromatic experiences, the food is just plain good.
Even tea is an adventure, one of the staff brings a try of teas, each flavorful and fragrant. I chose “Peach Punch” A meal here is always an experience.”You may come in saying I don’t like, but here you will taste and see that you like it”, smiles Craig, one of the owners. He also informs us on their attention to detail. The food speaks for its self. We will definitely have to return but for now…
We started with one of the most popular items at B&B, the “Flight of French Toast” Chef Derek is known for his original french toast flavors.For the holidays they made an egg nog and pumpkin recipe. Each week a new flavor is introduced . The flight introduces diners to four popular flavors brioche is dipped in flavored batter and garnished with seasonal fruits like blueberries and strawberries.The Carmel tasted like candy and I loved the chocolate chip cookie. Top the toast with scrumptious maple butter made in house. A classic is chicken and waffles, but they do it with a twist. Sweet Potato waffles are stuffed with chicken. Tease waffles are so sweet, you won’t even need syrup. The chicken has a kick has a kick to it with its nutmeg hot sauce. Its called the “Cluck-N-Gaufre”
You can’t call someone a brunch place with out making an omelet. Just like everything else at B&B, omelets are special. Egg whites are cooked and made with dome of the freshest and most delicious ingredients. One other special feature, what Craig called the deconstructed omelet. You can see every tasty ingredient in the dish. We sampled something amazing called the Shrimp Omelet. It contained shrimp, carrots and was stuffed with Gouda cheese. All omelets come with cheese baked hash browns. Delicious!
Craig urges everyone to hold on to their chair and enjoy the flavor ride.So make your way to 2748 N Lincoln at Diveresy and make it soon! Its the new brunch place so join the in crowd for an experience you won’t forget!