From Frankfort to Chicago: Dancing Marlin Celebrates Easter Brunch at WGN AM
Dancing Marlin Restaurant Frankfort, il, at WGN AM

WGN AM raves about Dancing Marlin

Our team at Dancing Marlin drove from Frankfort to downtown Chicago to visit “The Mr. Fix It Show” on WGN AM Radio. Our fearless leader Ed Nemec spoke with David Plier, who was filling in for Lou Manfredini, about all our fresh seafood, homemade bloody mary’s, American Sharing Plates and other fine fare offered for our Easter Sunday Brunch.   Listen to the energetic interview here. In case you missed it, here’s a sampling of what we served up for Easter Brunch:

Fresh salads and unique sides: Roasted Beets, gluten free, vegan beets, whipped goat cheese, pistachio oil; Spring Salad, vegan watercress, spinach, roasted plums, blackberries, pomegranate vinaigrette; Tuscan Kale Salad, gluten free, vegan mixed greens, kale, daikon, golden raisins, pecans, Asian vinaigrette;  Bread & Burrata, vegan toasted artisan bread rubbed with fresh garlic, de Stefano burrata cheese, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt; Fries, gluten free, vegan triple cooked fries, pickled shallots, friend herbs, garlic aioli.; Whitefish Dip, smoked whitefish, capers, horseradish, cream cheese, baked chips; Fried Kale, gluten free, vegan crispy Tuscan kale, truffle salt, Wisconsin parmesan; Oyster Rockafellaz, four east coast oysters, creamy spinach, montemore cheese.

A tasty selection of tacos, sliders and flatbreads: Smoked Trout Tacos, smoked rainbow trout, cilantro, cabbage slaw, sriracha mayo; Shrimp & Chorizo Tacos, pan seared shrimp, house-made chorizo, pico de gallo, lime tequila sauce; Mushroom Tacos, vegan wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, ricotta salata, crème fraiche; Mushroom Slider, vegan grilled portabella mushroom, piquillo pepper, swiss cheese, smoked paprika aiolo; Burger Slider, CDK ranch, 21 day dry aged beef burger, cheddar, caramelized onions, house cured pickles; Sloppy Joseph Slider, braised beef brisket, stewed peppers, thyme aiolo; Mushroom Flatbread, vegan wild mushrooms, braised leeks, montamore cheese, cream sauce, truffle oil; Sausage Flatbread, house made pork sausage, hook’s blue cheese, caramelized onions, garlic butter.

Our other fan favorites: Crab Stuffed Peppers, three jumbo lump crabmeat stuffed piquillo peppers, pickled shallot remoulade, tarragon & chili oil, micro greens; Scallops, gluten free seared sea scallops, corn & brown butter puree, caramelized leeks, pickled corn, pistachios; “AKA” Pierogis, braised short rib, pearl onions, celery & parsley leaf salad, pickled radish, $9; Gnudi, Dancing Marlin’s vegan version of Italian gnocchi made with house-made ricotta, pistachio pesto, ricotta salata, sugar snap peas, fancy carrots, lemon butter sauce; Braised Baby Octopus, gluten free tender baby octopus, roasted potatoes, daikon radish, baby bok choy, watercress, Asian bbq sauce; Stuffed Chicken Breast, pan-seared skin-on chicken breast, chicken sausage tri-color couscous, tomatoes, shaved radicchio, fennel oil; or NY Strip Steak, gluten free usda “prime”, center-cut 16 oz ny strip, served Tuscan style, enough for the table to share!, Market Price.

Of course we offered a selection of Dancing Marlin’s fresh squeezed juices and cocktails like their Bloody Mary; Bloody Maria, Corazon tequila;  Salty Fisherman, Tito’s, fresh squeezed grapefruit; Pineapple Mint Mojito, cana brava rum, pineapple; and more.

We hope to see you for Mother’s Day, here at the Dancing Marlin Restaurant in Frankfort, IL, when we’ll offer a special menu for the whole family, and a sweet suprsise for Moms all weekend!

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