Wednesday, December 17, 2008

one sixtyblue Chicken and Biscuits

If you find yourself at one sixtyblue in Chicago's West Loop, do not automatically dismiss the seemingly humdrum chicken and biscuits. If you do, you'll miss out on the most succulent biscuit of your life. It's a fanciful interpretation of a casual, classic dish, and it delivers well beyond expectation.

The top of a 2-bite biscuit was covered lightly with a creamy, thinned foie gras. Sausage gravy is dog food compared to this sauce. It sank right into the crumbling pastry, filling in all of the buttery nooks, and upon touching the tongue, melted away. A crispy skinned quarter of young chicken was moist and tender. The dish was balanced with braised kale, which retained a slight crunch that cut through the rich foie gras.

You think you know chicken and biscuits? You think you love it? After having it at one sixtyblue, your Southern breakfast will never seem the same again.


Colleen said...

Hey, I've been wanting to go here! I've heard a lot about the seafood dishes at One Sixty Blue. The chicken and biscuits just gives me another reason to bump this place up on the list! Yum!

Mike said...

I love a good Southern Breakfast. This sounds delicious. Thanks for the heads up on a dish I may have glossed over on the menu!

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious. Certainly a heck of a lot better than what they served in the cafeteria down at school in Missouri! I'll put it on my list of things to eat in 2009!