Monday, July 15, 2013

Tasting and Tour series - Berghoff Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois

The Berghoff Restourant, 115 years old,  has a rich history in the Chicago area.   The Tasting and tour series is on Saturdays from 12-4 P.M.  during the summer months.  The tour is 45 minutes.  We went for a regular dinner, but wish we could have gone to this activity!  The pamphlet says, " come indulge in a  century of history, as you experience the evolution of a Chicago-born landmark establishment.  The Berghoff, standing 115 years old, invites you to become part of the family."

We went to the Berghoff for dinner a few days ago and really enjoyed the German flavors - both foods and other senses!

It was interesting to discover that the Berghoff Bar was home of Chicago's No. 1 liquor license after Prohibition was repealed in 1933.

My Aunt  brought my mom and her friend here years and years ago, so it was a more personal experience for me.  My mom remembers that trip because the plane had lost her luggage and at that time they didn't want to check you in if you didn't have luggage.  Nowadays, they wouldn't care if you didn't have your luggage.

Some of the Berghoff's classic menu items are Bratwurst, Reuben, and Apple Strudel.  They have 5 craft beers as well as homemade root beer.  I enjoyed my dinner at Berghoff's, my son loved the gigantic pretzel we ordered for our appetizer.  I enjoyed the Alsatian Onion and Apple Soup, which is a German take on french onion soup.

During weekdays lunch, there is a large sandwich bar and other lunch items, and supposedly the place is filled with local lawyers, so it is a different experience than at lunch.


Berghoff Restaurant

Lunch- Monday- Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dinner- Monday- Saturday
4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays

17 W. Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois
Phone 312-427-3170

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