Radisson Blu at Aqua Apartments Valentine’s Day Stay 2012!

Check out the amazing offer for Valentine’s Day at the Radisson Blu at Aqua Apartments!

Reserve your “Love Me Blu” Valentine’s Day package now at Radisson Blu Aqua Apartments Hotel, starting at $192
FEATURES:
Includes 2 splits of Champagne and Box of Chocolate
Includes rose petals
Includes Harlequin Romance Books
Includes $40 Food and Beverage Credit to Filini Restaurant and Lounge

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Chicago Restaurant Week Is Almost Here!

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From Feb. 17-23, the Windy City is home to the 5th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week! Residents of our downtown Chicago condos at Lakeshore East certainly are in luck.

During what’s commonly referred to as the “Tastiest Week Ever,” hundreds of Chicago’s finest and most prestigious restaurants offer lunch and dinner at discounted rates ($22 for lunch and $33 or $44 for dinner). It’s hard to believe that this weeklong event, which began in 2008, started with only 36 participating establishments!

It’s not uncommon for downtown Chicago residents to use Restaurant Week as an opportunity to explore the wide range of cuisine their city has to offer. Some use the week to find a new establishment for hosting a business lunch. Some use the week as a way to experience restaurants making international headlines. Some even use the event to find that perfect place to take a first date!

With many of Chicago’s famous eateries located within short walking distance, Lakeshore East is quickly gaining a reputation as “ground zero” for Restaurant Week. Starting on Friday, foodies, casual diners, and proud Chicagoans from the city’s most glamorous neighborhoods will converge on Lakeshore East to enjoy exciting menu options from world-renown places like Aria, III Forks and Fillini.

Over course, Restaurant Week’s skyrocketing popularity means that space is quickly filling up. See a full list of participating restaurants and make your reservations here.

See why Saveur calls Chicago “America’s new culinary star,” and introduce your taste buds to some of the greatest restaurants the world has to offer.

Magellan Announces Details on Eggy’s at Village Market

This April, Partners Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky, Peter Drohomyrecky and Magellan Development will introduce Eggy’s (333 E. Benton Place) – an urban family diner – to Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. With a new age soda fountain, family-style dinners and desserts like homemade cakes and pies, Eggy’s represents a throwback to the simpler dining days, in a contemporary and approachable environment.

While its name may conjure visions of breakfast, the restaurant is, in fact, named after Magellan Development President/Partner David Carlins’ childhood friend Robert Mallin, who was nicknamed “Eggy” (after his self-described egg-shaped head) back in the late 1960′s. Characterized by his friends as loyal, fair and philanthropic, Robert “Eggy” Mallin personifies what Eggy’s is all about – family, friends and community.

“When Eggy’s opens in April, we want it to have somewhat of a ‘Mayberry’ feel to it. Similar to diners from the 1960′s, we want people to have a real sense of community and place when they set foot in the door,” said Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky. “Eggy’s will be where people working and living in the area can just drop in and enjoy dishes that remind them of home cooking, but with a focus on freshness, local ingredient sourcing, seasonality and modern execution.”

 Eggy’s menu features favorites expertly prepared by Executive Chef/General Manager Zach Millican. Chef Millican is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America; he has been serving as the chef de cuisine at Custom House Tavern since late summer 2011, and previously worked in kitchens at the award-winning Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas, as well Cascadia, Artemis Café and La Medusa in his native Seattle. Pastry Chef Erin Mooney – who joined Custom House Hospitality Group in fall 2011 after working at acclaimed restaurants Trio, Spring, Green Zebra, The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead and BLT Steak Atlanta – presents an array of irresistible sweets.

 With menu items ranging from $3-$12, the breakfast menu will get the day started off on a high note with items such as:

 Green Eggs & Ham: Two baked eggs, Anson Mills grits, tomatillo sauce, house made Tasso ham, avocado, pickled onion and queso fresco  

 Peter & the Wolf: Potato, fennel, carrot and pastrami hash with two fried eggs. Topped with horseradish cream, and served with toast

 The Niño: Slow roasted pork, roasted poblano pepper, black beans, queso fresco and smothered with ranchero sauce  

 The Verb Omelet: Egg whites, avocado, Swiss cheese, spinach and jalapeno and served with house made salsa on the side

 Cornmeal Waffle: Served with seasonal fruit; add fried chicken or maple glazed pork belly

 Melissa’s Candy Pancakes: Named after Partner David Carlins’ daughter’s creation, these pancakes are made with M&Ms, Butterfinger and Snickers

 For lunch, diners can chose from a variety of flavorful soups/salads/snacks and sandwiches ranging from $8-$13, some of which include:

 Fried Wisconsin Cheese Curds: with dill pickle sauce

 O.T.T. Fries: Crispy fries, two fried eggs, bacon, covered in hollandaise and browned

 Chicken and Dumpling Soup

 Kale & Quinoa Salad: Red wine vinaigrette, toasted walnuts, apple, and agro dolce onions

 Whitefish Sandwich: Crispy white fish, cabbage and onion slaw, house tartar sauce

 Frank and Beans: House made baked beans, all natural all beef hot dog, yellow mustard, pickle, and bacon

 Hot Chili Beef Dip: Our version of the cheese steak. Steak, onions and spicy cheese sauce

 Curry Chicken Salad: Red Curry chicken salad on your choice of bread with lettuce tomato and onion

 While guests may enjoy the breakfast and lunch menu during all hours of operation, Eggy’s has also taken a page from famed restaurateur Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc restaurant concept, presenting a single family-style seasonal dinner menu that changes nightly. One night, Chefs Millican and Mooney might serve up an Escarole Caesar Salad, followed by Housemade Vegetable Lasagna and Espresso Flourless Chocolate Cake. And yet on another, guests can feast on Avgolemono Soup, Roast Leg of Lamb with corona beans and salsa verde and Greek Yoghurt Mousse with pine nut baklava. (Prices range from $18-$24/person.)

 Pastry Chef Erin Mooney’s desserts are too good to deny, whether indulging in one of her ice cream sundaes, thick shakes, ice cream floats or N.Y. Egg Creams (prices range from $3-$8). Guests can also indulge in a mouth-watering item from the Bakery, including Double Chocolate Fudge Cake, Southern Style Coconut Layer Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Sour Cream Dutch Apple Pie and more.

 A hearty Kids Menu is also available.

 “We think our guests are going to discover so many treasures with each visit,” said Chef Millican, who will also serve as the restaurant’s general manager. “The fact that Eggy’s is also a B.Y.O. restaurant is a true advantage for the guest in terms of value and being able to enjoy the wines, beers and spirits they love with our food. We see this as being a place they can come to once, twice, even three times a week…it’s their kitchen table away from home.”

 Designed by Karen Herold of the acclaimed 555 International, Eggy’s interior features a contemporary take on the classic diner providing a comfortable haven for all. Clean lines and a modern sensibility fill the 2000 square-foot space, juxtaposed with cheerful, homey touches like a life-sized family photo collage that serves as a central art installation on one wall. The space includes an open kitchen, a small counter that seats seven, a large, communal table for twelve with power outlets and charging stations, and a mix of traditional and banquet seating.

 Eggy’s will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Eggy’s to Open April 2012 in The Village Market at Lakeshore East

This April, Partners Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky, Peter Drohomyrecky and Magellan Development are excited to announce details on Eggy’s restaurant at Village Market. Eggy’s (333 E. Benton Place) – an urban family diner – to Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. With a new age soda fountain, family-style dinners and desserts like homemade cakes and pies, Eggy’s represents a throwback to the simpler dining days, in a contemporary and approachable environment.

While its name may conjure visions of breakfast, the restaurant is, in fact, named after Magellan Development President/Partner David Carlins’ childhood friend Robert Mallin, who was nicknamed “Eggy” (after his self-described egg-shaped head) back in the late 1960′s. Characterized by his friends as loyal, fair and philanthropic, Robert “Eggy” Mallin personifies what Eggy’s is all about – family, friends and community.

“When Eggy’s opens in April, we want it to have somewhat of a ‘Mayberry’ feel to it. Similar to diners from the 1960′s, we want people to have a real sense of community and place when they set foot in the door,” said Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky. “Eggy’s will be where people working and living in the area can just drop in and enjoy dishes that remind them of home cooking, but with a focus on freshness, local ingredient sourcing, seasonality and modern execution.”

Eggy’s menu features favorites expertly prepared by Executive Chef/General Manager Zach Millican. Chef Millican is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America; he has been serving as the chef de cuisine at Custom House Tavern since late summer 2011, and previously worked in kitchens at the award-winning Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas, as well Cascadia, Artemis Café and La Medusa in his native Seattle. Pastry Chef Erin Mooney – who joined Custom House Hospitality Group in fall 2011 after working at acclaimed restaurants Trio, Spring, Green Zebra, The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead and BLT Steak Atlanta – presents an array of irresistible sweets.

With menu items ranging from $3-$12, the breakfast menu will get the day started off on a high note with items such as:

Green Eggs & Ham: Two baked eggs, Anson Mills grits, tomatillo sauce, house made Tasso ham, avocado, pickled onion and queso fresco

Peter & the Wolf: Potato, fennel, carrot and pastrami hash with two fried eggs. Topped with horseradish cream, and served with toast

The Niño: Slow roasted pork, roasted poblano pepper, black beans, queso fresco and smothered with ranchero sauce

The Verb Omelet: Egg whites, avocado, Swiss cheese, spinach and jalapeno and served with house made salsa on the side

Cornmeal Waffle: Served with seasonal fruit; add fried chicken or maple glazed pork belly

Melissa’s Candy Pancakes: Named after Partner David Carlins’ daughter’s creation, these pancakes are made with M&Ms, Butterfinger and Snickers

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For lunch, diners can chose from a variety of flavorful soups/salads/snacks and sandwiches ranging from $8-$13, some of which include:

Fried Wisconsin Cheese Curds: with dill pickle sauce

O.T.T. Fries: Crispy fries, two fried eggs, bacon, covered in hollandaise and browned

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Kale & Quinoa Salad: Red wine vinaigrette, toasted walnuts, apple, and agro dolce onions

Whitefish Sandwich: Crispy white fish, cabbage and onion slaw, house tartar sauce

Frank and Beans: House made baked beans, all natural all beef hot dog, yellow mustard, pickle, and bacon

Hot Chili Beef Dip: Our version of the cheese steak. Steak, onions and spicy cheese sauce

Curry Chicken Salad: Red Curry chicken salad on your choice of bread with lettuce tomato and onion

While guests may enjoy the breakfast and lunch menu during all hours of operation, Eggy’s has also taken a page from famed restaurateur Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc restaurant concept, presenting a single family-style seasonal dinner menu that changes nightly. One night, Chefs Millican and Mooney might serve up an Escarole Caesar Salad, followed by Housemade Vegetable Lasagna and Espresso Flourless Chocolate Cake. And yet on another, guests can feast on Avgolemono Soup, Roast Leg of Lamb with corona beans and salsa verde and Greek Yoghurt Mousse with pine nut baklava. The family style dinner menu will be posted daily on their future website (Prices range from $18-$24/person.)

Pastry Chef Erin Mooney’s desserts are too good to deny, whether indulging in one of her ice cream sundaes, thick shakes, ice cream floats or N.Y. Egg Creams (prices range from $3-$8). Guests can also indulge in a mouth-watering item from the Bakery, including Double Chocolate Fudge Cake, Southern Style Coconut Layer Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Sour Cream Dutch Apple Pie and more.

A hearty Kids Menu is also available.

“We think our guests are going to discover so many treasures with each visit,” said Chef Millican, who will also serve as the restaurant’s general manager. “The fact that Eggy’s is also a B.Y.O. restaurant is a true advantage for the guest in terms of value and being able to enjoy the wines, beers and spirits they love with our food. We see this as being a place they can come to once, twice, even three times a week…it’s their kitchen table away from home.”

Designed by Karen Herold of the acclaimed 555 International, Eggy’s interior features a contemporary take on the classic diner providing a comfortable haven for all. Clean lines and a modern sensibility fill the 2000 square-foot space, juxtaposed with cheerful, homey touches like a life-sized family photo collage that serves as a central art installation on one wall. The space includes an open kitchen, a small counter that seats seven, a large, communal table for twelve with power outlets and charging stations, and a mix of traditional and banquet seating.

Eggy’s will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aria at The Fairmont Hotel Valentines Dinner!


Red hot culinary rendezvous for two at aria restaurant
Indulge in “Wild Fantasies” with Your “Perfect Pair” on February 14th

Looking to spice things up on Valentine’s Day? Instead of settling for chocolates and flowers on February 14th, heat things up with a romantic dinner at the acclaimed aria restaurant inside Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

Available on Tuesday, February 14th, the specially prepared Valentine’s Day menu at aria is sure to tantalize taste buds and awaken the senses. With dishes like “Forbidden Love” and “I Like it Hot and Spicy,” you and your date will surely feel the heat. Below are a few items from the menu:

A Perfect Pair
Razor Clam and Dungeness Crab Graton with Yuzu Sabayon and Bacon Crumbs

I Like it Hot and Spicy
Korean Chili Broiled Black Cod with a Daikon Broth

Forbidden Love
Scallops with Red Curry, Forbidden Black Rice Risotto, and Caramelized pineapple

Wild Fantasies
Seared Elk with Curried Kabocha Squash with Blueberry Gastrique and Patty Pan Squash

Love Bombe
Chocolate Caramel Mousse, Pomegranate Gelee, Cocoa Crumble, Roasted Almond Ice Cream

Five Courses: $85
$110 with wine pairing

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