After having a double cheeseburger for breakfast then some doughnuts from Glazed and Infused for dessert, it was then time for our lunch reservation at Frontera Grill. You didn't expect me to go all the way to Chicago without going to a Rick Bayless restaurant, did you?
For my main course, I had the Chicken with Mole Almendrado ($15) which was smoke chicken breast in a Oaxacan almond mole with summer squash, pickled jalapenos, potatoes, and white rice. This was a smaller portion which is exactly what I needed after all that food. Though the portion was smaller, this was no small feature in flavor. Really deep mole flavor with the heat and tang from the jalapenos, sweetness from the squash, and creaminess from potatoes. The white rice helps mellow it out a bit.
445 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654