The restaurant is elevated by the natural light coming through giant windows, and by stylish furniture which radiates warmth. The mix of shades and fabrics ensures a dynamic and exciting interior, while the abundance of glass maintains its cutting-edge appeal.
I fell in love with the main bar area, which epitomized a carefully understated elegance.
Here’s a charming play of lights and shadows. Less is more, and less definitely looks great!
The event I was invited to showcased woman-owned brand Fino Tequila and promised to be a celebration of female entrepreneurship and delicious food, all for a good cause. Fino Tequila-based cocktails were available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Connections for Abused Women and Their Children.
I was excited to try out VU’s brunch menu, which featured famous items I had read about on several occasions. After starting with fresh fruit…
… I moved to the right and got myself a few delightful roasted potatoes…
… in anticipation of the day’s greatest offerings: chilaquiles…
…and chicken & waffles.
Having tried VU’s chicken & waffles at this event, I can see why it’s so famous (bordering on legendary!) among rooftop- and brunch-loving Chicagoans.
VU’s chicken&waffles showcased the perfect mix of assertive heat and languishing sweetness. The chicken was perfectly moist on the inside and deliciously crunchy on the outside, while the waffles provided a solid dessert flair, and counterbalanced the spiciness of the meat. The more I dug into this bowl of quintessential brunch goodness, the more I appreciated the chef’s ingenious re-imagining of traditional flavors and textures.
A classic, executed to perfection!
Ending my brunch experience, VU’s pastry and chocolate offerings brought a smile to my face with their playful sweet lover’s decadence and generous variety.
Like the majority of restaurants nationwide, VU is in a critical situation as a result of the coronavirous pandemic. If you want to help its staff, you are warmly encouraged to donate to VU’s Employee Relief Fund.
I had an amazing time at VU Rooftop trying out its brunch offerings and sipping on Fino Tequila-based cocktails. Looking back to that sunny day and excited group of fellow brunch aficionados, the experience is bitter-sweet. I hope one day, soon enough, I will be able to return to VU for a repeat of brunch. I hope the world as a know it will go back to normal, although I doubt it will. In the meantime, I keep thinking positive thoughts, and I dream that the sun will return over VU, our beautiful city, and the world on the whole.
What’s one dish you miss eating at a restaurant? Let me know in the comments – and stay safe and healthy 🙂
*Disclaimer: While I received a complimentary tasting to facilitate this review, all opinions expressed here are my own.