RISE & SHINE AND REJOICE IN EASTER FEASTS

April 03, 2017, Posted by Lynda Simonetti

The Drake Hotel Holds Annual Grand Brunch Buffet in the Gold Coast Ballroom and Afternoon Tea Service in the Palm Court

 

CHICAGO – March 31, 2017 – Rejoice and be glad! The Drake Hotel in Chicago, located where the Magnificent Mile begins near the iconic cathedrals in the neighborhood, is celebrating Easter with the annual grand brunch buffet in the Gold Coast Ballroom and the legendary afternoon tea service on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

For brunch expect an ensemble of specialty cuisines, desserts and libations created by Executive Chef Herve Cuyeu from Boudreaux, France and his international food and beverage team.  Indulge in the Easter buffet in the opulent ballroom with panoramic views of the lakefront and park, while enjoying the live entertainment of the Steve Biossat Trio. Rise to the occasion and feast on elaborate stations including the traditional carvings of rosemary dijon roasted boneless leg of lamb, 21-day-aged New York strip, and entrees of seared walleye pike, Berkshire grilled pork tenderloin, and free range chicken. The sweet and savories are sure to please with an assortment of baked goods filled with berries and nuts, fluffy pancakes paired with fruit compotes, farm-to-the-table eggs and country meats; crisp garden salads and soup; cheese & charcuterie; sushi and Cape Cod seafood. The brunch will also feature decadent dessert displays designed by Brazilian Pastry Chef Bruno Bell Alves including springtime favorites - from angel food cakes, cobbler pies and passion fruit rum babas to macaroon towers and marshmallow guava s’mores just to name a few of the delights.

 

The children’s room will be decked out with a miniature buffet table with bite-size delicacies and desserts, plus entertainment including a playtime with the Easter Bunny, balloon and caricature artist, face-painter, arts and craft tables, a movie center and a complimentary family portrait by borterwagner photography. Seating times commence at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with seatings occurring every half hour.  Pricing is $115 per adult, $39 for children six (6) and over, while children five (5) and under dine complimentary. Additional fees include taxes, gratuities and three (3) hour valet parking for $14 per vehicle. Reservations accepted by the catering department at +1 312 932 4344 or kelly.huddle@hilton.com.  For more information visit Easter Brunch Reservations.

 

The Drake will also offer an Easter Afternoon Tea service commencing at 11 a.m. through 5 p.m., with seatings lasting one and half hours. Pricing is $49 per adult and $25 per child (4-12 years of age), exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Reservations accepted at +1 312 932 4619 or online Palm Court Tea Reservations. To capture the holiday spirit, Ipixels photography will be available for portraits at an additional fee.

 

Media can access additional information about The Drake Hotel at news.hilton.com/drake.

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel Easter Events

March 14, 2016

From Brunch in the Gold Coast Ballroom to Dinner in the Cape Cod, The Drake is the Ideal Setting to Rejoice in Easter Feasts

CHICAGO — March 14, 2016 – Come Sunday, March 27, 2016, the grand dame of Easter brunches in the Gold Coast neighborhood will be held in Chicago’s opulent Gold Coast Ballroom at The Drake.  Beyond brunch, dinner will be served with the finest of Easter fare in the charming New England-style Cape Cod dining room.

Residing where the Magnificent Mile begins along the S curve of Lake Shore Drive, the iconic hotel is the ideal location to rejoice in an Easter brunch or dinner, whether walking from the nearby cathedrals or driving from the suburbs.

Gold Coast Ballroom Brunch

One of the most magnificent ballrooms to brunch in Chicago is the Gold Coast at The Drake.  Spanning 7,000-square-feet with 20-foot floor-to-ceiling views of the park, beach, and lakefront, the ballroom will be filled with the perfume of soaring florals, flowing sparkling wine, colossal ice sculptures, hot carving and chilled seafood stations, the fresh baked deserts and the lively jazz sounds of the Steve Biossat Trio.  For children, the playroom will be a wonderland of movies and balloon, caricature, face painter artists as well as a visit from the Easter bunny leading the little ones on an egg hunt.  To capture these memories, the Borter Wagner Photography agency will be taking family portraits available for purchase.  Seating times commence at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with seatings are every 30 minutes.  Once seated, guests can relish in the international culinary teams’ lavish buffet, which will celebrate the season by combining the best sweet and savory of both breakfast and lunch. Reservations can be made by calling +1 312 932 4305 or Miranda.kidd@hilton.com.  Pricing is $109 per adult, $30 for children 6 and over, while children 5 and under dine for free). Additional fees include taxes and gratuities and four hour valet parking for $14.

“All year-round, but especially during the holiday seasons, we treasure our guests who return to The Drake year-after-year, to be part of our culinary traditions and to create new traditions with their families and friends,” said Herve Cuyeu, French executive chef, The Drake Hotel. “

Cape Cod Dining Room

 The famed first national seafood themed restaurant in the nation, opened in 1933 during the Century of Progress and remains a fixture in Chicago’s restaurant scene today.  Popular with locals all year around, but especially during Lenten and Easter season, the Cape Cod is offering special menus for both.  View the spring menus at http://www.thedrakehotel.com/dining/cape-cod. Seating times are from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling +1 312 787 2200 or by visiting opentable.com.

Nightmare on Walton

October 01, 2015

CHICAGO – October 1st, 2015 – No tricks, just treats! Celebrate the season in haute Halloween style at the “haunted” hotel on Walton Place, The Drake Hotel. The annual Nightmare on Walton is a month-long series of spooky, sophisticated soirees held in the devilishly decked-out Palm Court.

The madness commences when The Drake Hotel scares everyone silly with chilling Classic Movie Monday's leading up to Halloween week when the traditional Afternoon Tea service is haunted, the Masquerade Ball is mysterious and magnificent and the Monster Bash is boo-tiful and make-believe.

Classic Movie Monday’s:  Oct. 12-26, 2015. Chilling, themed movies projected in the Palm Court at 7:00 p.m. with a signature menu and popcorn (available with purchase of any beverage). Open to the public. Reservations are recommended.

Oct. 12, 2015: “The Gorilla” (1939)

Oct. 19, 2015: “Phantom of the Opera” (1925)

Oct. 26, 2015: “Night of the Living Dead” (1968)

Spook-Tea & Tour:   Oct. 26-30, 2015.  Sip if you dare. The Palm Court puts a Halloween twist on traditional Afternoon Tea with a week-long "Spook-Tea."  For those a little more daring, a Haunted Tea & Tour package will be available to include ghostly tales of The Drake Hotel’s past.

Oct. 26: 2:30 p.m. seating and 4:00 p.m. tour 
Oct. 27: 1:00 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour 
Oct. 28: 1:00 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour, 2:30 p.m. seating with 4:00 p.m. tour 
Oct. 29: 1:00 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour, 2:30 p.m. seating with 4:00 p.m. tour 
Oct. 30: 1:00 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour, 2:30 p.m. seating with 4:00 p.m. tour 

Masquerade Ball: Oct. 30, 2015 – 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Diamonds are a ghoul’s best friend. The Drake Hotel has a tradition for throwing luxurious masquerade balls, complete with haute couture fashion, history and mystery. The Drake Hotel continues the grand tradition in the Palm Court with the annual Masquerade Ball, featuring live entertainment by the Flat Cats. Come dressed to impress in haute masquerade fashion. Prizes will be awarded to the best male and female masque. 

Monster Bash: Oct. 31, 2015 – 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Turn make-believe into believe. Come dressed to impress in a haute couture costume, haute enough to win the prize for best male and female costumes. Dance the night away with the mad scientist, DJ Mike, who rises to perform his own dance music, while guests imbibe on the Witches’ Brew and Spooky Sangrias.  

For more information visit The Drake Hotel website at http://www.thedrakehotel.com/dining/palm-court and to make a reservation call 312-932-4619 or send an email to make your reservation.

Media can access additional information about The Drake Hotel at news.hilton.com/drake.