I never get to go to brunch as much as I'd like to, so when the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch with the BF presented itself, I was excited to try a great local spot. I had heard wonderful things about M. Henrietta in Edgewater from friends and bloggers alike, and was eager to visit after skimming their inventive menu online.
Upon arriving, I quickly learned there is also a second location in Andersonville, called M. Henry. Apparently this location is smaller than the one we visited, and I was happy to hear that after being informed of our 25 minute wait. I didn't mind waiting for a table, and have almost come to expect it when heading out for brunch anywhere in the city on a Sunday.
We waited next to the takeout counter for our table and snooped around to see what the diners around us were ordering.
|Take Away Counter|
|M. Henrietta's Dining Room|
|M. Henrietta's Brunch Menu|
Since I rarely order pancakes and I had read rave reviews about M. Henrietta's "bliss cakes," I ordered the special raspberry rhubarb version that was offered on the brunch menu. I was so happy I took our server's suggestion because these were probably some of the best pancakes I've ever had. The cakes themselves were light and fluffy and were layered between mascarpone cream, which, surprisingly, was not the slightest bit too rich.
The acidity of the raspberries and rhubarb was perfect with the creaminess of the mascarpone. The pancake tower was sprinkled with steel cut oats and brown sugar, adding the perfect amount of crunch to this already delicious pancake heaven. Needless to say, I finished (nearly) everything on my plate.
|Raspberry Rhubarb Blisscakes|
Two hotcakes layered with fresh rhubarb and raspberries, vanilla mascarpone and topped with brown sugar and oats
|Henrietta's Chorizo Scramble-- eggs scrambled with spicy chorizo, sweet corn, and poblano pepper, served with salsa verde, sweet plantains and house potatoes.|
1133 West Granville Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
5707 N. Clark
Chicago IL 60660