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Bleuroot Restaurant: Farm To Table Experience

Farm to table experiences are becoming a favorite of mine. I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a meal at Bleuroot in West Dundee, Illinois. As with the majority of farm to table restaurants the menu changes, as the seasons change. Bleuroot’s tagline is Good Food For the Soul, which explained the experience perfectly. In case you don’t know, West Dundee is in the Elgin, Illinois area and sits approximately an hour from the heart of downtown Chicago. It’s a train ride away from the hustle and bustle of the Windy City.

Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and steered my friend, Lisa and I on the right path when it came to deciding on our meal choices. I often consider myself to be somewhat boring when it comes to trying new foods. Our waitress encouraged us to order an appetizer, the Bleuroot Flatbread; which contained fig preserve ( sounded interesting), carmelized onions, crumbled bleu cheese (yikes), arugula and sliced red grapes. Can you say interesting?

Bleuroot Farm To Table

Our waitress explained that she thought we would find the flavors just right. She was spot on. Bite number one was ok, bite number two was good and by bite number three I was hooked.

For my main course I opted for the catch of the day. This catch of the day was so good! Topped with herb butter and white wine, what could possibly go wrong? Absolutely nothing. Lisa ordered the mouth watering Turkey Harissa Burger.

Dining at Bleuroot

I was tempted to order the mac ‘n cheese, as I had seen several plates heading to tables near us. The menu lists bacon in the mac ‘n cheese, which in my eyes, makes it a winner before I would even order it.

One thing I noticed while spending time in the Elgin, Illinois area was the fact that a lot of restaurants serve parmesan roasted fingerling potatoes. I had not had these in several years, so of course, I ordered them as a side dish and savored every bite.

A farm to table meal would not be complete without dessert, right? The flourless chocolate lava cake came highly recommended from all of the staff in the restaurant. This cake was mouth watering, moist and was the perfect way to round out my meal at Bleuroot.

lava cake Bleuroot

I loved dining at Bleuroot in West Dundee and would highly recommend the experience to anyone. I would make reservations ahead of time and if you would like to sit outdoors, make that request. Be flexible with your menu choices and know that the menu will change throughout the year. If you do find yourself ordering a meal at Bleuroot, let them know that Travel With Sara sent you and that I recommended the Bleuroot Flatbread!

Stay connected:

Website: Bleuroot

Facebook:  Bleuroot Restaurant

Facebook: Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Website: Northern Fox River Valley

*Thank you to the Elgin Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with Bleuroot for hosting me.

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22 thoughts on “Bleuroot Restaurant: Farm To Table Experience

  1. SaraB Post author

    Yes! And the views here this time of year look to be amazing with colorful sunsets. It’s interesting why there are so many different reasons to return to places.

  2. Beth Ann

    It all looks amazing. Don’t you just love when you find a gem like this? Great food and great service make it the perfect experience. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Chrysoula Manika

    I also enjoy farm to table restaurants. The flatreat you had at the beginning looks so tasty I love caramelised onions and blue cheese. Not to mention that the lava cake is among my favorite desserts. I need to viist this restaurant for sure!

  4. Cat

    The dishes sound absolutely amazing! That flourless chocolate lava cake looks so mouthwatering! I have not tried parmesan roasted fingerling potatoes before so would love to give it a try!

  5. Mei & Kerstin (@_travelwithmk)

    We’re also huge fans of farm to table experiences. For our wedding dinner ceremony we hired a caterer who works with local farm products, and everything tasted fantastically! Whenever we can, we try to have this food experience while traveling abroad. So we’d definitely try out Bleuroot restaurant when we visit Illinois.

  6. Meg Jerrard

    I’ve also become a massive fan recently of farm to table experiences, so appreciate the heads up about Bleuroot in West Dundee, Illinois. What really makes a resturant experience stand out above and beyond the food is the service – Ashley sounds like a wonderful and really knowledgeable waitress!

  7. Elaine Masters

    Farm to table is a big deal in San Diego. I love the idea of taking a train out of Chicago to Bleuroot too. Everything looks wonderful, fresh and beautiful. Lucky you!

  8. Travel Lexx

    That just looks incredible – the ingredients sound fabulous and the flavours almost jump out from the screen! I love the idea of farm to table restaurants and it’s very popular in many parts of the UK. If I ever find myself in this part of Illinois, I’ll have to check the place out!

  9. Paige Wunder

    I love farm to table restaurants. It’s such an awesome movement across the US. I would’ve also wanted that bacon Mac n cheese! Sounds delicious!

  10. SaraB Post author

    Yes, this chocolate lava cake was extremely mouthwatering and yum describes it well.

  11. Siddhartha Joshi

    I love the idea of a farm to table restaurant, and must try and locate one close to home as well. I loved that choco lava cake at Bleuroot as well…looks totally yum 🙂

  12. SaraB Post author

    Right? This place has such a nice variety of fresh foods, which was nice to see.

  13. elphie1

    I love farm to table places! I’m so glad they offer mac and cheese and I appreciate that it is a vegetarian option! Not many places have them!

  14. SaraB Post author

    It was soooo good! If I lived nearby, I’d be heading their for supper tonight!

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