Greetings From Chicago

December 05, 2013

Every year The Drake Hotel chefs team up to create a confectionery masterpiece for the holidays. In the past they've created villages, beaches, castles, and cities. This year the theme takes us back almost a century to 1920's Chicago.  The 1920's "Greetings from Chicago" theme, unveiled last month, features Chicago's iconic buildings and symbols: the Wrigley sign, the Art Institute Lion, Frank Lloyd Wright's home, and, naturally, The Drake. However, there are three sweet pieces of real estate open for the winners of Pastry Chicago's 8th Annual Gingerbread Competition.  Over fifty professional and amateur chefs throughout the Chicagoland area have submitted their iced ideas. Sunday, December 8th, all of the delectable designs will be on display for the public from 2PM- 4PM in the Gold Coast Ballroom. For such an occasion, light food and beverages will be provided. The best gingerbread architecture will be exhibited in the lobby through the holidays.