Z Bar, at The Peninsula Chicago, has launched a brunch menu, available on Sundays starting at 11:30 am.
The menu plays off classic dishes and childhood favorites in Z Bar’s worldly style. Lobster Omelette ($45) —cooked in butter and gently rolled—with the addition of lobster, tarragon and a generous serving of black sturgeon caviar. Steak and Eggs ($34) take a South American detour, accompanied by chimichurri and chipa, an Argentine cheese bread made with tapioca flour. Avocado Toast ($16) can be topped to a guest’s liking with chorizo, salmon or a poached egg, or made gluten-free on a large plantain chip instead of PQM sourdough bread.
French Toast Sticks ($22) put a spin on the familiar. Made with croissants dipped in nutmeg cream, the dish comes with white stone fruit compote and the crème de la crème: whipped cream flavored with the bourbon, bitters and sugar used in Z Bar’s signature Old Fashioned.
Warm seasonal sippers and day drinks meant for sharing are on the beverage menu. Hot Buttered Rum ($16) showcases El Dorado 12-Year-Old Rum and European cultured butter, while a custom blend from Chicago’s Sparrow Coffee is the base of a classic Irish Coffee ($16). Z Bar’s Bloody Mary ($16) is crafted from a housemade mix and garnished with crispy garlic root and pickled vegetables.
The Magnum Mimosa: cold-pressed orange juice plus a magnum of Champagne (guest’s choice of three options, $120-$420). Sunday Spritz ($16), a blend of magnolia aperitif, elderflower, strawberries and lemon, also can be ordered in large format. Before 1:00 pm, featured magnums of bubbles and the Magnum Spritz or Sunday Funday ($58) are half off.
Brunch at Z Bar is served on Sundays from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm.