Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Stay tuned for my review on Chicago's restaurant, "State and Lake" which is where I am going for this year's turkey day. It is located, aptly, at the corner of State and Lake Streets inside the WIT Hotel.

Straight from their website, they describe themselves as...

"...... warm and welcoming atmosphere, created by The Johnson Studio, an acclaimed architecture firm, is filled with a color palette of chocolate browns, ambers and neutral tones. Texture plays an important role from the cork flooring to the antique wooden tables and walls upholstered in faux leather. Central to the dining room is a large, curved bar; overhead, an amber glass shelf lined with antique seltzer bottles creates a beautiful glow throughout the space. Built-in glass patina cabinets outline the large windows overlooking the historic intersection of State and Lake Streets, and period photographs showcase the neighborhood as it once was nearly one hundred years ago.

Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and emphasizing local and regional ingredients, Chef Bradley Manchester’s menu is composed of small plates and larger entrees. Artisanal beer selections – many from the Midwest – pair gracefully with the fare as does STATE AND LAKE’s all-American wine list and handcrafted, classic cocktails."

I for one am excited to check it out! This seems like the perfect place to go for a true American experience of this holiday since I won't be cooking this year! They will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu of autumn squash soup, and sausage stuffed braised turkey leg, to name a few. But you will have to wait for the real scoop when I return on Friday!

I love this vintage table arrangement I found on the internet....

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