Bite Cafe – Ukrainian Village: A Sundae to Get You To Sunday

I will get to the food at Bite Cafe in Ukrainian Village in a second but I must tell you every Wednesday they feature an ice cream sundae.  My friends and I were celebrating a belated birthday and really went for it ordering main courses. There was no possible way to eat the sundae special I had been eyeing but the waitress said she was bringing it to us, we “had” to try it. It was the best sundae I’ve at a restaurant in Chicago.

Unfortunately the picture doesn’t do it justice but just imagine how great fresh homemade toasted marshmallow ice cream, pumpkin butterscotch, candied walnuts and cinnamon whipped cream tastes. It’s worth it to just go for the dessert. Go. Now.

This was my first trip to Bite after they remodeled. It’s very cozy with exposed brick, white, blue and brown colors throughout and local art on the walls. I would be here at least once a week if I still lived in the neighborhood. It’s also BYOB with no corkage fee.

Image via bitecafechicago.com
Dinner:
-Grilled Tofu- Curried Pumpkin Quinoa, Peas, Scallion, Pumpkin Vinaigrette
-Mussels and Fries- Shallots, Garlic, Leeks, Bacon, Smoked Paprika Butter, White Wine
-Roasted Portabella Sandwich- Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, Fresh Mozzarella, Balsamic Glaze
-Parisian Gnocchi, Seasonal Vegetables, Herb Brown Butter, Parmesan
-Beet Salad- Arugula, Frisee, Goat Cheese Croquette, Orange, Kalamata Olive, Pistachio Vinaigrette
-Salmon with red wine mushroom risotto and vegetables (special that night)
Told you we ordered a lot…every single dish was flavorful, cooked perfectly and made with very fresh ingredients. My favorite of the night was the Parisian Gnocchi.  The sage cooked in herb brown butter coupled with pillow-like gnocchi = perfection. There are several more items from the dinner menu I would like to try. Also looking for an excuse to go to brunch.  I will definitely be going back on a Wednesday…who’s in with me?

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