Davanti Enoteca has been one of my go-to restaurants for years, but I just recently discovered their brunch menu. Last month the Windy City Blogger Collective hosted a brunch and we got to try Davanti Enoteca’s delicious brunch menu. I am happy to report that the River North location is just as good as the original Taylor Street location.
The problem with some brunches is that the food it is not appealing to men. That isn’t the case here. The menu is loaded with options. They have standard brunch fare like omelets, benedicts, french toast, and pancakes, plus Italian classics. I promise this menu has something for everyone. Oh, and I should mention that they have an insane build your own Bloody Mary bar and bottomless mimosas. It is almost too good to be true.
The chef generously sent out some of his favorites for everyone to try. The bruschetta is a flawless take on a classic. It’s made with fresh Tuscan toast, sliced tomatoes seasoned with pesto, and fresh mozzarella.
The meatballs were big and hearty and an ideal appetizer to share with friends. At Davanti Enoteca they make their meatballs with a mix of veal and prosciutto, and you can taste the difference.
The focaccia is thin and crispy and stuffed with fresh creamy ricotta and served with honeycomb. The sweet and salty flavors balanced each other perfectly.
The Truffle Egg Toast is on the brunch and dinner menus and you just have to try it. It involves soft bread that is toasted and topped with cheese, eggs, and truffle and it is served with grilled asparagus. I get this every time I dine at Davanti Enoteca.
Since Davanti Enoteca’s handmade pastas are available on the brunch menu – and I couldn’t resist ordering the cacio e pepe, it is one of my favorite pasta dishes in the city. It’s cheesy and creamy and it has just the right amount of pepper.
Glazed and Infused is connected to Davanti Enoteca’s River North location and our brunch ended with the staff delivering doughnuts to our tables to take home with us. A doughnut is a wonderful brunch dessert.
There were 30 bloggers at the brunch and the staff at Davanti Enoteca handled it with ease. The space lends itself well to hosting larger groups, and the menu is sure to please everyone – especially because they have vegetarian and gluten free options.
Thanks so much to Davanti Enoteca for having us!