Dessert at Hopleaf

I’ve raved before about the food at Hopleaf (5148 N Clark) and it only took a glimpse of a Hopleaf frite in a french fry sidebar to Tme Out‘s burger cover story* to send us out the door and over there for dinner.

The mussels were as good as ever and the frites are definitely among the best in the city. We tried a new(? to us, anyway) dish – the crispy polenta. Accompanied with stuffed mushrooms, wilted spinach, and goat cheese on tomatoes, it was quite the taste treat.

Somehow, in all the times I’ve eaten at Hopleaf I’ve never had dessert. But our waiter enticed us with both of the desserts available and we went for the complete set. The apple fritters were great little hot, crispy, and sweet bundles. But the chocolate-caramel-macadamia nut tart made me say “wow” outloud five times. On the first bite. It was an incredible mix of rich chocolate and flaky macadamia. Damn, it was good.

* Was anyone else disappointed when they figured out that the cover burger wasn’t a real burger, but was a fantasy burger composed of elements from all the different restaurants?

1 Comment so far

  1. Dobro Dan (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

    Their ham sandwich is one of my favorite things ever…

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