Whole roasted chicken for two at The Lobby
Chicken breast is often a boring choice on menus, an oft-dry and tasteless option for less adventurous eaters. Not at The Peninsula. Louche quantities of butter and herbed brioche stuffed beneath a crisp golden brown skin ensures the meat beneath stays succulent. This winter, the bird comes accompanied by prunes, brussels sprouts and sweet potato. But before you can dig in, there’s more. The dark meat arrives, a confit in cream and chicken jus nestled in a small crock. Now, you may begin.
In the Peninsula, 108 East Superior, (312)337-2888, peninsula.com/Chicago/en/Dining/The_Lobby
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 North Elston, (773)478-4000, honeybutter.com
Best of Chicago 2013