Wood, the 6-Time Michelin Bib Gourmand Winner, Relaunches Brunch This SpringBrian Lendinoon April 12, 2021 at 2:54 pm

Wood is a six-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner in the heart of Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood. Tucked at 3335 N Halsted St, the restaurants’ mixture of small and large plates, plus desserts, make it a sought after destination for diners on the North Side. And now, returning triumphantly, Wood reintroduces their brunch menu just in time for the bright spring weekend mornings.

The new menu consists of all things, sweet, savory, and boozy. Brunch is now available on Sunday’s from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Wood also offers seating on their expansive patio, which will be open weather permitting. But for those who are all in on Wood rain or shine, here’s a taste of what the menu will feature:

Diners can start out with signature items such as Banana Bread French Toast, served with caramelized bananas, pecans, oat granola, and topped with maple syrup, Green Eggs and Ham Benedict, featuring poached eggs, house-smoked ham, asparagus, béarnaise, and chive on an English muffin, or a Soy-Braised Pork Belly dish featuring house-butchered Slagel family farms pork, fried eggs, edamame, scallions, gingers, and rice porridge. For those who are looking for more simple dishes, various omelet options are also available to order. Additionally, there will be a variety of brunch desserts available such as Cinnamon and Sugar Beignets served with chocolate sauce and a twist on the classic banana split.

“We’re excited to welcome guests back to our dining room for brunch service,” says Executive Chef Devin Kreller. “Throughout the restaurant shut down earlier this year, we have been working hard to continue to excite guests to dine with us. We took the time to focus on bringing joy back to the neighborhood, which I think is reflected in our new brunch menu and offerings.”


And you know we couldn’t forget about the boozy brunch fans because what’s some Green Eggs and Ham Benedict without a drink to accompany it.


Diners can choose from various brunch cocktails including House-Smoked Bloody Mary’s, Farm Orange Mimosas, Moscow Mules, Aperol Spritz, and more. Wood’s house cocktail menu will also be available for purchase at this time. Signature cocktails include The Last Sunset On Earth which features Hendrick’s gin, caramelized pineapple, St. Germain, Campari, yuzu sour, lemongrass, Dolin vermouth blanc, and rosewater mist. Wood also features various beers on tap and offers an extensive wine list.

More About Wood

Wood is a jewel of Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood, having won the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand award six times. Since opening in 2012, Wood has served as an upscale dinner and drinks destination, while staying both casual and approachable. The moniker has a number of meanings: it first pays homage to owner and longtime industry veteran Franco Gianni’s late father who was a woodworker for more than 50 years, but also references the distressed dark wood paneling throughout the dining room and wood-fired oven that the menu centers around. Executive Chef Devin Kreller’s menu focuses on highly seasonal, shareable plates featuring locally grown produce, house-butchered meats, house-made charcuterie and flatbreads. The drink menu is known for its innovative, hard to put down cocktails as well as a list of affordable wines by the glass and craft and import beers. For more information, visit www.woodchicago.com and check out @woodchicago on Instagram and Facebook.


Featured Image Credit: Wood Chicago on Facebook


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