Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Balena

Bon Appetit magazine recently selected Balena for it's 50 best new restaurants in 2012 list so I just had to check this place out. After reading so many raving reviews about the Peter's Bread I knew this was a must to order first. Let me tell you this bread was absolutely the highlight of our evening with 5 different breads (carrot multigrain, tomato crostini, sage and lavender roll, chocolate cherry sourdough and nigella grissini) and 3 types of sauces (gazpacho, caramelized onions, and a peach-vinegar sauce). We also loved the mozzarella, tomato & basil pizza with a perfectly toasted crust in their brick oven and a homemade marinara sauce. To end the night we ordered the blueberry pie gelati with lemon sorbet, caramelized pecan and pie crumble...need i say more?

Images found here & here




  1. that place sounds great! Chicago seems like it has so many great restaurants.

  2. This place sounds and looks amazing! I wish I were still living in Chicago so I could check it out :)

  3. wow that bread basket looks amazing!


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