The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Menu Items of the Damned: Polo Café's Eggs Benedicto XVI

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 27, 2008 1:30PM


A couple weeks back an old friend of ours was in town from Hong Kong and one of her main agendas was to eat at as many places as she could, not being a fan of the culinary delights in Hong Kong. Over a brunch at Meli we brought up the subject of Polo Café's "Eggs Benedicto XVI" brunch dish.

Both our friend and a friend of hers said, "We have to go." So we made plans for the following weekend.

The selling point behind behind this dish isn't the three eggs smothered in St. Basil hollandaise, served with a fruit cup, breakfast potatoes and a split bratwurst. It's the framed 8" x 10" photo of Pope Benedict XVI and candle that comes alongside the dish. We've had it before, and it's too filling for us, although the taste did win raves from our friends. But that photo just creeps us out. We imagined the former Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's eyes following us as we scarfed down our chilaquiles, passing judgment on us for not ordering His dish.

Polo Café is located at 3322 S. Morgan. The Eggs Benedicto XVI are available as part of their Saturday Bloody Mary Brunch from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.