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JAM Chicago V2.0

JAM WEBSITE

Good Morning Gators!

This is my second visit to JAM a Breakfast Gator Top Pick.

JAM opens at 7 on Sunday which I LOVE. The bulk of their neighbors don’t open till 9 Thats the middle of the DAY!

Even at 7 parking was a small challenge. I ended up parking in front of LULA (another favorite) about a block away. No biggie except it was raining a bit.

JAM Chicago Exterior
JAM Chicago
Exterior

OK here goes

Vicky brought Metropolis Coffee   9   and water. Presented the specials and welcomed the Breakfast Gator back.

Jam interior is like eating in the mess hall on the starship enterprise. Sleek carpet free interior, Non Fat Friendly clear acrylic chairs, and an eclectic mix of music.

Jam Chicago Interior
Jam Chicago
Interior
Jam Chicago Interior
Jam Chicago
Interior
Jam Chicago Interior
Jam Chicago
Interior

My regulars know that I try to order something that is not a run of the mill dish. A Caraway Waffle (new and different) is right in my wheelhouse but this waffle was served with 2 different versions of LIVER.  Pork Liver Mousse and Pork Liver and Pistachio Tureen. I am NOT a fan of liver but this is NOT your Liver and Onions Diner. How many times did I use the word Liver in the last paragraph? I ordered it. Vicky seemed proud of my bold decision. I began preparing myself mentally for what I was about to receive.

Here it is

JAM Chicago Caraway Waffle and Liver 2 ways
JAM Chicago
Caraway Waffle and Liver 2 ways

I decided that in order to be fair to this dish I was going to have to separate my childhood disgust for liver from the possibility that I may in for something new, exciting, and delicious. I took the required photos then paused to collect my thoughts.

I picked up my fork and took a little bit of the Pork Liver Mousse. I tasted it. My emotions said EWE EWE EWE. My palate said Hey this is Livery but surprisingly good. I took a Bite of the Caraway Waffle. Yum. It tasted like a Rye Waffle with a touch of real maple. I lifted the nicely cooked Sunny Egg and tasted the Pork Liver Pistachio Tureen. Surprisingly good and livery. I took a composed bite…

JAM Chicago Composed bite of Liver Waffle
JAM Chicago
Composed bite of Liver Waffle

This was how the Chef intended. Good. I am going to rate this dish as an   8   It’s a combination of taste texture plating and innovation. Crazy. Great Job Chef.

JAM Chicago
JAM Chicago
Jam Chicago
Jam Chicago Liver Tureen
Jam Chicago For some reason I got a switchblade to eat with
Jam Chicago
For some reason I got a switchblade to eat with

 

 

Next an Omelette

Yep that’s what it’s called

 

Omelette

Spanish Chorizo, Melted Onions,

Piquillo Peppers, Corn Bread,

Queso Tres Leches

Chef recommends White Anchovy

If the CHEF recommends White Anchovy, White Anchovy it is.

This was prepared in the classical french style. A rarity for restaurants. Typically they are prepared with all the ingredients incorporated in the eggs and then the eggs are overcooked into a football shaped lump. A classic french omelette is, well, rather than try to explain it watch Jacques Pepin make one

 Jacques Pepin making Omelettes

Delicious Soft and Creamy. The anchovies? Too fishy for me. I’m sure they were delicious for someone. The cornbread was tasty Southerny and corny.    7    I prefer Northern style with just a touch of sweetness.  Overall a good execution   8

JAM Chicago Omelette
JAM Chicago
Omelette
JAM Chicago Anchovies and Omelette
JAM Chicago
Anchovies and Omelette
JAM Chicago Omelette
JAM Chicago
Omelette
JAM Chicago Omelette
JAM Chicago
Omelette
JAM Chicago Omelette
JAM Chicago
Omelette
JAM Chicago Omelette interior
JAM Chicago
Omelette interior
JAM Chicago Omelette Bite
JAM Chicago
Omelette Bite

 

And Then

Carnivale Cakes

Coffee Pancakes, Banana Cream,

Mango Pâte de Fruit, Plantain Crisp

Light Fluffy Puffy Coffee-ee Banana-ee

Pancakes alone   8   Would have been a 9 but they were the slightest bit dry  Banana Creme YUM   9   Mango Pate an interesting   7   Plantain Chips   7    An overall Delightful   8   

JAM Chicago Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago
Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago
Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago
Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago
Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago Carnivale Cakes
JAM Chicago
Carnivale Cakes

 

Jam needs to be on your short list. It’s on Breakfast Gator’s.

As for me I’m off to my next Adventure!

Me Hard at Work
Me
Hard at Work

 

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Jam Restaurant Chicago Illinois (A Breakfast Gator Top Pick)

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Good Morning All!

Jam doesn’t open until 7 which of course is really late as far as I’m concerned. I’m used to going to breakfast at 6-6:30. I was Taking pictures outside at a couple minutes before 7 and our Server Vicky Waved us in.

Jam Exterior
Jam Exterior

We went inside. I chose a spot right in the front window

Jam Interior
Jam Interior
Jam Interior
Jam Interior
Jam Interior
Jam Interior

Vicky 9 asked if we wanted Coffee. Yes of course. They made it fresh. They use Metropolis Coffee.  The Coffee was worth the wait  8. The Table was High and the Clear Plexi chair was uncomfortable for Tubbies  5. The interior style is Modern  8. and Carpet Free  10.  I really couldn’t tell what the music was. I had a general Idea what I wanted but I had a final consult with Vicky.

Burrito Suizo

Buckwheat Crêpe, Braised Beef, Tomato Crema, Jardinière, Smoked Gouda, Sunnyside Egg

Usually I have to work pretty hard to make a haphazard presentation look good but this was beautiful as is.

Jam Chicago Burrito Suizo
Jam Chicago
Beautiful Burrito Suizo
Jam Chicago Burrito Suizo Close
Jam Chicago
Burrito Suizo Close
Jam Chicago Burrito Suizo Cut
Jam Chicago
Burrito Suizo Cut

Egg could have been used a bit more cook time  7. Tomato Crema – Yummy  8. Frizze Salad was a bit Salty and I am the king of salt  7. The Beef was Tender Tasty and Juicy  8. This is a Delicious Entree.  9 Worth the drive.

Eggs Benedict

English Muffin, Poached Eggs, Crispy Pork Belly, Maitake Mushroom Hollandaise

Jam Chicago Eggs Benedict
Jam Chicago
Eggs Benedict
Jam Chicago Eggs Benedict
Jam Chicago
Eggs Benedict

Eggs were very close to my preference  8. Square Muffin was interesting. Not your standard medium low grade english muffin.  8. would have been a 9 if it was toasted a bit more. Maitake Mushroom Hollandaise  A tasty  8. Needs More of it. The Pickled Mushrooms add a touch of acid to cut through the fat from the Pork Belly  8. Deep Fried Pork Belly. Can’t Miss  8.   This Dish Another Hit  8

 

Malted Custard French Toast

Macerated Stonefruit, Lime Leaf Cream, Pink Peppercorns

Jam Chicago Malted French Toast
Jam Chicago
Malted  Custard French Toast
Jam Chicago Malted French Toast Interior
Jam Chicago
Malted Custard French Toast
Interior

Compote was Pretty Good.  Semi Sweet  7.  Super Fluffy Whipped Cream With Pink Peppercorns  9.  French Toast. This is the first French Toast that I’ve had in the last 10 years from a restaurant that was made properly.  9  They are NOT going to get “THE LINK” My regular readers know what this means. This is a major accomplishment! Congratulations Jam.

Wrapping it up, Jam Makes a Breakfast Gator top pick. You need to go there!

OK That’s it for me. I’m off to my next adventure!BreakfastGator_Color_Logo_1R