|smoked salmon eggs Benedict|
Maxmiliano and back for brunch, although that would have come to four miles. But we had certainly worked up an appetite after walking the two miles there, so I didn't hesitate to immediately order a breakfast pizza, with potatoes, two baked eggs, bacon, pancetta, and sausage. It's not as overwhelming as it sounds -- the crust is thin and the toppings are judicious.In retrospect, we should have walked both to
Ordering our other dish was harder, because unlike many breakfast spots, there were several things I wanted to try. Matt voted for baked cinnamon raisin French toast or pastrami hash, and I would have been happy with the ricotta pancake with lemon curd and blueberries, the quinoa with kale and eggs, or pretty much everything else. But I can never pass up eggs Benedict, so we went with the smoked salmon version since we already had three kinds of pork on the pizza.
I'm kind of embarrassed to say that Maxmiliano hosted us once again. But I really do think the restaurant is a big asset to the neighborhood, and I'm glad to have such interesting brunch selections right down the street. Once the patio is opened, it will be the perfect summer boozy brunch spot.
Here's most of the brunch menu; there's also bottomless Intelligentsia, natch, and the possibility of Mimosas or craft beer, yay!
Maxmiliano is at 5930 York Blvd. in Highland Park and brunch is from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Vanilla-Fig Yogurt with granola and berries Small 5 Large 8
Baker's Bread Box 8 - selection of breakfast pastries
Breakfast pizza: Fingerling potatoes, applewood bacon confit, fennel sausage, mozzarella,
Baked Eggs, pancetta, fingerling potatoes, spinach, breadcrumbs 12
Crab Cakes with spinach, poached eggs, sauce Chicoron 16
Ricotta Pancake with lemon curd, blueberries 8
Baked Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with maple syrup 8
Florentine (choice of eggs or tofu scramble) with country potatoes & sautéed spinach 10
Eggs Benedict with country potatoes - choice of applewood bacon confit 12 or house smoked salmon 14
Pulled Pork, Asiago biscuit, poached eggs, country gravy 11
Quinoa with Tuscan kale, butternut squash, eggs 9
Carbonara Pasta, bacon confit, poached egg 12
Fennel Sausage Crumble with sautéed peppers, onion, fingerling potatoes & eggs 12
House Smoked Salmon with a toasted bagel, cream cheese, red onion, capers 14