Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Taste of Chicago: The Signature Room at the 95th

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." ~ Joyce Brothers

While we enjoyed many of Chicago's delights in smaller groups -- a Cubs game for the boys, teatime and shopping for the girls, mother and sons watching Hamilton, and Daddy and daughters visiting the Navy Pier -- the culmination of our trip as a party of six was dining together at The Signature Room at the 95th.

Elevators whisk patrons to the top of the John Hancock Center, where extraordinary views await.

Joe timed our reservation to allow us to watch the sun set over Chicago. Through the dining room windows, we saw the city in all its glory.

The cityscape hugs the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

Extending 3,300 feet into the lake, the iconic Navy Pier has been a Chicago landmark for more than a century.

The Signature Room has been a favorite among tourists and locals alike for decades. To complement the elegant setting and breathtaking views, the restaurant offers a delicious menu of upscale American fare.

I had a seat of honor next to Carson. Having dinner at such a stunning locale in this fabulous city is an experience that I will never forget. And one of the most memorable moments was arranged by Joe ahead of time. When he booked our reservation, he was able to share the details of our celebration, plus order a custom surprise. As we were seated, the host offered hearty congratulations to our graduate.

After our meal, Carson was so surprised when the waiter delivered this luscious dessert to our table. It was literally the icing on the cake for a picture-perfect culmination of our weekend in Chicago. As we sipped coffee and sampled slices of moist chocolate cake -- covered in clouds of creamy mousse and topped with ganache, chocolate curls, and fresh berries -- the city lights sparkled.

Our evening at The Signature Room was a feast of beauty ...

for the eyes,
the palate,
and the heart.

"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life -- to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." ~ George Eliot

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