Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, a Forbes Five-Star property, reopened The Terrace for the 2017 summer season, providing guests a new sophisticated atmosphere in outdoor dining and unrivaled views of Chicago’s skyline.
Guests can indulge in craft cocktails and new culinary programs highlighting the elements of air, fire, water and earth with Chef de Cuisine Devin Kreller’s new seasonal menu.
The Terrace is open daily from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., weather permitting.
The Elements of Summer
This season, The Terrace, which seats 200, features a new menu from Chef de Cuisine Devin Kreller that centers around the Greek philosophy of five elements. The city breezes showcase air, the fire pits that warm cool summer nights represent fire, the breathtaking views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan evoke water, the newly planted garden conjures earth and the favorite dishes of chef pay homage to the fifth element, quintessence.
Highlights of the elemental menu include Watermelon Salad with basil, shiso, sea salad, chili lime zest, house-made labneh, candied pistachios and pickled watermelon rind; Vietnamese Papaya Salad with house cured hanger steak jerky, chilies, Szechuan and peppercorns; Sliders with six year aged cheddar; Cedar Plank Salmon garnished with shaved vegetable salad and a lemon, dill whole grain mustard vinaigrette.
For the truly indulgent, The Benjamin Burger features a foie gras-stuffed Wagyu beef patty topped with tomato jam, 10 year aged cheddar, truffle and port wine aioli, smoked Nueske’s bacon and a bun plated with gold leaf. The Benjamin Burger costs $100 and is accompanied by the Fat Elvis Sundae, a decadent mountain to satisfy any sweet tooth that features vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, banana, chocolate, bacon and a pretzel rod dusted with gold leaf fit for The King.
From earthy whiskeys to breezy vodka to smoked mezcal, the 2017 beverage program features fresh fruits and local ingredients, artisanal ice (included infused varieties) and hand-selected glassware to create an exceptional imbibing experience for guests. Craft cocktail highlights include Gleaming of Passion, vodka, vanilla, coconut, passion fruit with an egg white meringue and Botanic Reverie, a chartreuse-centric cocktail with rosemary burnt tableside for extra drama.
For the utmost in luxury imbibing, guests can sip on the extravagant Clouds of Heaven: truffle infused Hennessy paradis with CH amaro, honey syrup cocchi Americano rosa that is then smoked tableside. Guests can also enjoy a seasonal beer selection emphasizing local craft beers and a globally inspired, cheerful wine program that captures the spirit of the season.
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