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Why You Should Skip the Packed Lunch

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adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop, adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky, silversmith hotel

adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop, adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky, silversmith hotel

adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop, adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky, silversmith hotel

adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop, adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky, silversmith hotel

adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop,adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky, silversmith hotel

adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop, adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky, silversmith hotel

adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop, adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky, silversmith hotel

adamus chicago, restaurants in the loop, adamus at the silversmith, the fox and she, blair culwell staky

On a typical day, I stay home for lunch and eat what ever leftovers might be in the fridge, usually from the comfort of my desk as I frantically catch up on emails. But some days it’s really nice to just put work aside for a bit and get out the house for lunch, especially now that the weather is turning around! Last week, I got to do just that at Adamus at the Silversmith Hotel!

Chef Nelson Erazo’s menu is one to please! My waiter brought out bread and a trio of dips and spreads to try. The sundried tomato tapenade was delicious and really unique! To start, I had a salad of creamy fresh pulled mozzarella, slices of heirloom tomatoes, mixed greens tossed with a light vinaigrette and sweet balsamic glaze that comes on the side. I’ve always been a fan of caprese, but the fresh pulled mozzarella in this one tops my list!

I had a hard time deciding what to have next! I was stuck between the Black Bass & Pastini Salad and the Skirt Steak Wrap. On the suggestion of the waiter I opted for the black bass and I was so glad that I did. I’m sure the wrap is delicious too, but the bass and pastini salad was really unique and most delicious. The pearl cous cous, blistered tomatoes, fennel, arugula, cucumbers and olives were tossed in a light truffle vinaigrette (who doesn’t love truffles?!) and then topped with a perfectly cooked piece of black bass. I started regretting that I had finished the mozzarella salad because about half way through this dish I was getting full.

I pushed through and ate almost all of the black bass and pastini salad and finally, I enjoyed a few scoops of light and refreshing sorbet with fresh berries. I’m ususally not a big dessert person, but I’ll always get sorbet. I love how it cleanses your palette and always leaves me feeling not quite as full as before.

By the time I left, I was beyond satisfied and ready for a nap because I had eaten so much — I couldn’t help it, it was so good!

Other than the food, one of the special things about The Silversmith and Adamus is that it’s over 100 years old! Tucked into jeweler’s row, The Silversmith’s renovation incorporated a unique tie in to its location and includes sparkly decor, faceted cocktail tables and bold accent colors reminiscent of gemstones. Get it?! It’s elegant, modern but still leaves you feeling quite at home and comfortable — which is always important to me. Amazing food, great drink specials and good decor? That puts the Adamus high on my list of Chicago favorites.

If you work or live in the loop or are in town visiting, I highly recommend you check out their lunch! And if lunch doesn’t work for your schedule, their daily specials are pretty amazing too — who doesn’t like a steal?!

Daily Deals at the Adamus
  • Tuesday – half price bottles of wine, $7 flatbreads (usually $14)
  • Wednesday – $8 prime beef burger (usually $16)
  • Thursday – $3 Duroc Pork Belly Sliders & $3 beers (this includes any beer and the list is a great one!)
  • Birthstone Cocktail – receive half off any one item on the ‘Tastes’ menu