Built in 1890 as an athletic club, now a popular hotel and home to one of the best rooftop terrace views at Cindy’s, Cherry Circle Room restaurant, a huge game room and 8-seat bar Milk Room there is no shortage of things to do. Shake Shack is on the first floor as well.
Step back in time to a private old school club with rich leather booths, wood paneling, and an air of exclusivity at the Cherry Circle Room in the renovated Chicago Athletic Club Association Hotel. Pickelhaube helmets, framed crest banners and rabbits with swords and shields on the dinnerware lend an air of military/secret society mystery.
The best way to get a delicious meal at a fraction of the regular cost is during Restaurant Week – through Thursday, February 4th. The 3-course $22 lunch menu is a bargain, the lunches below come in at $43 and about $37 ordered a la cart any other time.
Cherry Circle Room Booth
Cherry Circle Room Dining Room
Cherry Circle Room Napkin
Cherry Circle Room Chicago Chicory Salad
Drawing inspiration from the Chicago Athletic Club menus as far back as 1890 yet keeping with seasonal ingredients, Cherry Circle Room serves Continue reading
I was lucky to be invited to the Winebow Vintage Portfolio Tasting at the Drake Hotel by Anna Lisa Tempestini. She is the proprietor and winemaker at Fattoria Resta in Buonconvento, Tuscany.
Hundreds of wines were showcased from around the world.
Getting in early was nice as it gave me time to peruse the tables and have some good conversations with the wine makers. Two that I am really excited to share are Martin del Nero and Root: 1. Continue reading