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I Love Leopold’s Restaurant for a Taste of Brussels in Chicago

Manneken Pis in Brussels, Belgium. The origina...

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English: The 'Broodhuis' (= Breadhouse) or 'Ma...

English: The ‘Broodhuis’ (= Breadhouse) or ‘Maison du Roi’ (= King’s House), on the Grand-Place of Brussels, Belgium. Français : La Maison du Roi, ou Broodhuis (= maison du pain), sur la Grand-Place de Bruxelles, en Belgique. Nederlands: Het Broodhuis – Grote Markt, Brussel, België. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Travel to Brussels, Antwerp, Bruge or Ghent at Belgium-inspired Leopold for Chicago Restaurant Week. Executive Chef Jeffrey Hedin offers Belgian- inspired food on Chicago Avenue in West Town. This charming restaurant has a Belgium inspired menu with an wide variety of Belgian beers and an extensive wine list.  Leopold is located @ 1450 W. Chicago Avenue

Beer from Belgium at Leopold in Chicago

Call 312- 348-1028 for reservations

www.Leopoldchicago.com

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Braised Ribs at Leopold in Chicago

Beers on Tap At Leopold

Here’s the Restaurant Week 2012 Menu:

First Course: Mixed Green or Beet Salad

Second Course: Moules and Frites or Braised Short Rib

Dessert: Belgian Waffle or Orand and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

I love the Braised Short Rib with winter stoemp, arugula and pickled onion with the Domaine dupage demi glaze. It pairs nicely with the 2010 Chateau D’Agel; a nice blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mouvedre.

Order a side of Roasted Brussel Sprouts with turnips, chestnuts, bacon and maple syrup served in a small cast iron pot.

Brussel Sprouts at Leopold in Chicago

Leopold for Chicago Restaurant Week 2012

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Try the Moules in white wine and garlic with a side of delicious Frites.

Leopold brings back fond memories of the mussels that I had in Brussels at an outdoor cafe in the elegant Grand Place. This delightful European-influenced restaurant in West Town transports you to Belgium.

Every Sunday, Leopold’s offers “Mussels from Brussels”; a three course menu with beer or wine pairings for $30.

My compliments to Chef Jeffrey Hedin!!!!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

Leopold in Chicago

The local waffle type in Brussels

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Beers on Tap At Leopold

Leopold’s Dining Room in Chicago

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