My posts in the next few days are most likely going to be about my Mom, what we did, and of course, what we ate!:-) Today was uneventful as we just shopped 'til we dropped in Wisconsin, with the intent of escaping the commotion in downtown Chicago where the NATO Summit is being held. Yesterday, we did a little more of the touristy stuff and we also continued our Saturday routine (with my mom!) - brunch. We're supposed to go to XOCO, but we were an hour too late as they were already getting ready for lunch. No more chilaquiles and torrejas - booooo!:-O Since Eggsperience Cafe is right around the corner, we decided to have our first meal of the day there... I've actually been there once, about a year ago, and it was a great "eggsperience". Good thing it wasn't too crowded like I expected, but that was maybe because people were trying to avoid downtown for potential protester rallies and God knows what else! Anyway, the menu was quite overwhelming - they have everything your heart desires for breakfast (with eggs of course). Pancakes, waffles, fritatas, omelets, benedicts, name it, they have it!
Thank God they have chilaquiles! So that's what I had. It was good, but the serving was way too huge and the salsa verde was way too hot! The eggs were cooked perfectly (they better be!), so I was dancing for joy (in my head) when I had my first bite. Mom had the strawberry cheesecake pancake - the cream cheese portion was good, but the pancakes failed in comparison with the other pancakes I've tried in Original Pancake House or Maple Counter Cafe. Or maybe it was too high of an expectation for a place that does not specialize in pancakes! For hubby's bacon, spinach, and mushroom fritata - hmmm... not to sound conceited (a.k.a. feelingera), I could've done it better (naks X 100)! But the presentation was top notch though - just look at the photos...
What does chilaquiles look like beneath the eggs? Here you go - it's a mixture of salsa, cheese, and leftover (potentially stale) tortillas... I'm still a fan.
Was it still a great experience? No. It was just a good, safe one.