|Sixteen – the Michelin rated restaurant at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago– has introduced a stunning new winter menu. Featuring progressive American cuisine, Executive Chef Thomas Lents and Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy are pleased to present a “Winter’s Day.”
Progressing through a winter’s day, the menu takes guests on a culinary journey from daybreak to fireside retreat. Ingredients and presentations evoke the best of the winter season: bright citrus flavors represent the first rays of sun falling over a snowy horizon; an iced sturgeon dish resembles a still, frozen pond; lentil pine cep and truffled roots are reminiscent of a walk through the forrest; potato coals signify a warming fire; and a festive, holiday feast is represented through modern presentations of traditional dishes, including roast beef, yorkshire pudding, and Swiss raclette.
“When creating a menu, I approach it not as a collection of items, but as a vehicle for storytelling,” says Chef Lents. “For winter, I wanted the dining experience to takes guests through a day’s events by experiencing specific moments in time and reflecting on their own memories of the season.”
Chef Lents’ consideration of the season includes his menu presentation. The Winter’s Day menu is a beautifully handpainted three-fold folio, whose colors – represented by a horizontal line through the center – progress from daybreak to nightfall. The four-course prix-fixe ($105) and eight-course tasting ($150) are presented on either side, and in the center, the 16-course ($210) journey menu is represented by a personally written poem. Each Captain has written his or her interpretation of a Winter’s Day, evoking a customized experience for each guest.
Menu highlights include:
blood orange, meringue elderflower field
stillness of ice
fennel, oyster, iced sturgeon, caviar
a white storm
sablefish, daikon sake seaweed
lentil pine cep, truffled roots
a welcome homecoming
pickled foie gras, hearth spices, borscht
the festive table
rib of beef, brussels sprouts yorkshire
potato coals, raclette, onion brulee
pink lemon tangerine ice crystal snowball
chestnut mont blanc hazelnut
Since his arrival at Sixteen, Chef Lents has been recognized as presenting the most beautiful food in Chicago, pleasing diners with a personal culinary philosophy of sourcing the highest quality ingredients from respected purveyors around the world, and showcasing the true qualities of every dish. Both Chicago magazine and the Chicago Tribune awarded him with four coveted stars shortly following his arrival.
Dinner is served at Sixteen nightly from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. To view menus or to make reservations, please visit the restaurant online or call (312) 588-8030.
Located on the 16th Floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Sixteen was designed by Ivanka Trump and Chicago-based architects Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. Featuring world-class, progressive American cuisine from Executive Chef Thomas Lents and Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy, Sixteen has received four-star ratings from Chicago magazine and the Chicago Tribune and a coveted star from the 2013 Michelin Guide. Sixteen serves breakfast daily from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch is available Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is available daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Bar at Sixteen, as well as the adjoining Bridges Room, open daily at 11 a.m. and serve a casual dining menu from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, please call (312) 588-8030 and visit Sixteen on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SixteenatTrump.
About Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago
Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, located in the heart of the city at 401 N. Wabash Avenue, welcomed its first hotel guests in January 2008. The hotel, comprising floors 14-27 of a 92-story residential tower developed by the Trump Organization, features 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites; Sixteen, a modern restaurant featuring the progressive, French-inspired American cuisine of Executive Chef Thomas Lents; The Spa at Trump® with 53 specially appointed spa guest rooms; the Trump Health Club; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace at Trump and more. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with interiors by McGinley Design, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicagois a stunning addition to Chicago’s distinguished skyline. The hotel was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 5 hotels for business travelers in the “World’s Best Awards” 2012 and named one of the “World’s Best Hotels” for 2013. For room and event reservations at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, call (312) 588-8000, (877) 458-TRUMP (7867). Click here to follow the hotel on Twitter. Click here to find the property on Facebook.
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