The Purple Pig | Chicago, Il

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 | click here to comment

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Any place that celebrates the beauty of pork is a fine establishment in my opinion and Purple Pig was just that place. It's set right off of Magnificent Mile, making it a bit of a tourist spot, but the atomosphere was chic and comfortable. 

the purple pig chicago

It was a lovely day, so we say outside at the communal table and like the gluttons we were, proceeded to order several things from the menu. Now, we were having "lunch" at about 3 PM by this point and I had dinner reservations for 6:30, making this somewhat of a ridiuclous stop for us when I think back on it, but I'm so glad we ate there because the food was fantastic. 

olives the purple pig

We ordered Salt-Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese & Pistachio Vinaigrette, Minted Peas Three Ways with Bacon & Pecorino, cured meats consisting of Chorizo, Soppresata and Serrano Ham, a side of Olives, and a salad.

Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese Pistachio Vinaigrette Purple Pig

The peas were a revelation. Who knew that mint, peas and bacon together with cheese would be such a perfect combination? I couldn't get enough. 

Minted Peas Three Ways with Bacon & Pecorino Purple Pig

After our "light lunch" I thought I was going to pass out.

I was getting close to having the meat sweats, which is something that happens to me when I've eaten too much in general. My body overheats and I get a little woozy. We went back to the hotel room to nap off the food and that's where my dinner plans fell apart. 


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