It’s not often I come across a new brunch that I adore. Odd as it sounds for a food-obsessed blogger, I’m a bit of a morning foods loyalist. The range of brunch spots in Chicago I get weak in the knees over extends to a count I can enumerate on less than one hand. Until now. Moving forward, I may just reserve all five fingers for Cellar Door Provisions.
Their quirky, communal form of brunch was so homey with food so swoonworthy, I went back twice in one week.
The pastries alone are worth the trip. Huge, glorious and very classically French in style, the Kouign Amann (pronounced QUEEN-ah-mahn) and Chocolate Croissant are absolute things of beauty. Some of the flakiest, buttery-ist, most adept baking in this town is going on right here.
Cellar is cooking up more than just sweet. The savories were rockstars as well. Their menu rotates frequently, but on this particular Saturday, the standout on the menu was a braised turnip dish with the most luscious horseradish béarnaise to have ever hit my lips, and a massive serving of their fresh baked bread, natch.
Oozing neighborhood charm and feeling very much like eating in a friends Avondale dining room, Cellar Door Provisions is one part cooking collective, one part pastry hotbed and all parts tasty.
Cellar Door Provisions | 3025 W Diversey Avenue | Chicago | IL | 60647