Couples Sizzlin' Summer
Take a stroll around the fabulous Gold Coast neighbourhood and explore the many shops on Oak Street. Then head a few blocks over to the River North neighbourhood to Ikram for shopping and dine in the hidden gem cafe. Finish the light snack with a liquor infused cupcake at More Cupcakes on the way back to the Hotel.
Dine like you’re in Manhattan at the elegantly chic Spiaggia. Each visit to the award-winning creative Italian cuisine restaurant is sure to be an occasion to remember. Or, venture over to Halsted for Piccolo Sogno for a regional, handmade Italian meal. Be sure to ask to dine on their great outdoor patio – it’s the perfect escape.
Start the day at Perennial for farm-to-table brunch. The Vie Bread French Toast and Vanilla Toffee Sticky Buns are a must!
Walk off the delicious carbs and head North to Green City Market, featuring Star Chefs demonstrations and sustainable food education.
Afternoon in Old Town
Venture off to Old Town for a visit to Glunz Tavern for the only prohibition era speakeasy in Chicago (opened in 1888). Along the way visit:
- St. Michael's Cathedral
- Luxury Garage Sale for a well curated selection of vintage designer finds at fabulous prices
- Spice Merchant and pick up spices and oils for a special additive to your favourite dish back home
- Check out Heff's old place at the original PlayBoy mansion
Take a tour of CH Distillery and have drinks before dinner at Chicago’s only distillery cocktail bar! Check out Embeya’s wrap-around patio for a progressive Asian menu in an approachable yet chic space. Or continue the night on Randolph for selection of drinks at City Winery where there a variety of local flavours to try as well as variety of concerts and shows – your one stop shop for a great evening.
Start the day off the day the electric way and have a Wanderbike delivered to the Hotel. Then venture off to Waffles Cafe for a Mexican hot chocolate and a trendy woughnut. Or, walk over to Cicchetti for the Rossini under “Swig”, house smoked Whitefish, and The Cicchetti Burger! Enjoy both with zero guilt by taking a ride along Lake Michigan before heading back to the Hotel.