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Eight Wild New Foie Gras Creations in Chicago

With its equal-parts proclivity for both savory and sweet applications, foie gras is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, a sentiment that Chicago chefs and pastry chefs have taken to heart in recent years. Band of Bohemia: Affectionately nicknamed the “foie-sicle,” the foie gras fudgesicle at Band of Bohemia may very well be […]

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Aug 16, 2017 11:43 PM
Weekly Planner: Flight of Sake Air & Water Show

Celebrate accordingly with a flight of sake A flight of drinks makes perfect sense for the Air & Water Show, taking place the weekend of August 19 and 20. So make your way to Joy District to celebrate accordingly with a flight of sake. On both days, the River North bar and restaurant is featuring $20 sake […]

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Aug 15, 2017 04:31 AM
Weekly Planner: Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto

Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto One of the best, most lavish events of the summer is back in action August 15, as Spiaggia hosts its annual Ferragosto affair at Oak Street Beach. Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Chicago’s venerable Italian mainstay celebrates the timeworn Italian holiday of Ferragosto, the beginning of the summer holiday, marked […]

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Aug 12, 2017 07:37 PM

Sweet of the Week: Chicagoland Sundae at Parlour at the Pavilion

During the holidays, dessert appetites pivot more towards pie and hot chocolate than cooler things like sundaes and shakes. This would be a grievous mistake to give in to such seasonal habits, as you'd be missing out on some killer ice cream artistry happening at Parlour at the Pavilion. Revered for its afternoon tea service, the leisurely lounge adjacent to Travelle in The Langham, Chicago is quietly turning out some of the best sundaes in Chicago. Borrowing a page from the Margie's Candies playbook of excessive indulgence served in enormous bowls the size of bathtubs, Parlour at the Pavilion serves to offer a gourmet riff on the decadent dessert template. This is especially evident in the Chicagoland sundae, a fitting homage to our fair city. 

Parlour at the Pavilion
Chicagoland sundae at Parlour at the Pavilion

The new ice cream concept at the Pavilion is the handiwork of pastry chef Scott Green, who exhibits his saccharine dexterity with ice cream sundaes as intricate and composed as most fine entrees. Each sundae is masterfully crafted and presented, served in herculean bowls heaped with scoop after scoop of vibrant ice cream and its accompaniments. Chicago's proud namesake sundae here, the Chicagoland, is appropriately one of best. Indicative of Chicagoans' honorable love for all things sweet and excessive, the sundae includes chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, chocolate ice cream, Garrett's caramel popcorn, cheesecake bites, chocolate cake, hot fudge, salted caramel, whipped cream, and cherry. Each bite is complexly sweet, chewy, fudgy, and rich, with each element lending a different component of sweet in its own way. Adorably, the sundae comes outfitted with a mini Chicago flag. 

It's Americana at its finest, which works out perfectly considering Chicago is the quintessential American metropolis.


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: River North

Situated in a landmark Mies van der Rohe tower, Travelle's concept is inspired by ports of call throughout the Mediterranean. Guests may indulge in the "Chef's Table" or "Cellar Table"...




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