The one night only package will be available on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14 for a maximum of six couples. Reservations can be made by calling 312 660 8200 and must be booked by Monday, February 9 (no cancellations accepted). The total package rate is $1,800.
Executive Chef Michael Reich took the notion of “the best way to someone's heart is through their stomach” to a new meaning with his Be My Valentine menu. Couples will be guided to the Burnham Ballroom where their intimate spot-lit table awaits. After enjoying a six-course meal featuring Iranian caviar, Wagyu short ribs, diver-caught Maine lobster, foie gras, hand-picked chanterelles mushrooms, and more, content pairs can relax and unwind at their own private lounge seating. Guests can also have their hand in the action by watching the cooking live at the ballroom's culinary stage. Chef Reich will even invite guests to participate in the cooking for their special sweetheart to pull out all the stops.
“We always go above and beyond for our guests at the JW Marriott Chicago, but this offering allows us to flex our culinary muscles,” shared Chef Michael Reich. “We wanted to create an entire atmosphere at the hotel–beyond just the dining room table–fit for the ultimate foodie couple.”
The night of extravagance doesn't end there. Following dinner, each couple will retreat back to their luxury suite for a custom Digestif Dip drawn bath, featuring soothing and calming aromatherapy after a night of indulgence. For a sweet send-off, Chef Reich created a special turndown service of the Dessert Ski, a narrow tasting board of sweets with champagne sips adorning each suite's bed.
The complete Be My Valentine menu with pairings includes:
Iranian Caviar Pie
14 Karat gold leaf, sweet onions, free range blue eggs, micro chives
2002 Dom Perignon /Andy Warhol
Warm Matsutake Mushrooms and Orange Wood Smoked Wagyu Short Rib Crostini
Fermented black garlic
2011 Shafer Relentless Syrah
Diver Caught Maine Lobster
Baby frisée salad, roasted sweet corn, crispy house-made pancetta, truffle vinaigrette
2012 Nickel & Nickel single vineyard Chardonnay
Civet Espresso and Turbinado Sugar Dry Rubbed All-Natural Filet
Foie gras, hand-picked chanterelles, Pappy Van Winkles 20-year old bourbon sauce
2011 Screaming Eagle' Second Flight' Cabernet Blend
Baked on cedar and pine, Moscato grapes, toasted walnuts, local honey
2011 Chateau Margaux Blanc Bordeaux, France
Dark Valrhona chocolate meringue with citrus and double cream
2004 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose
JW Marriott Chicago, which opened November 2010, is located in Chicago's historic landmark, the Daniel Burnham-designed Continental & Commercial National Bank building at 151 West Adams Street in the heart of Chicago's financial district. This luxurious hotel underwent $440 million investment in just the restoration, blending Burnham's famous architectural style with elegant, modern surroundings. The property features 610 oversized guestrooms including 29 luxurious suites, 44,000-square-feet of upscale meeting and event space, 36 breakout rooms, the 8,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 6,000-square-foot Burnham Ballroom. In addition, the property features VALEO, a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center–an amenity not found in most city center hotels–and The Florentine, a modern Italian, fine dining restaurant. For more information on the JW Marriott Chicago, please call 312 660 8200 or visit www.jwmarriottchicago.com.