Thanksgiving is all about spending time with our loved ones: our parents, our kids, our siblings, friends, and Donald Trump. (Cue sound of record scratching) Seriously, Donald Trump? OK, not in the literal sense, although you must admit that he would make quite an entertaining dinner guest, and hanging around with the Donald to watch Thanksgiving Day football would certainly fall in the priceless category.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago has three unique Thanksgiving options for the family who likes to dine out on Turkey Day, for the family who likes to eat someone else's cooking at home and for the family who likes to hole up in a hotel room but doesn't want to miss out on the holiday.
Dine Out on Thanksgiving
Sixteen, the restaurant in the Trump Hotel & Tower is featuring an all-day brunch, complete with a raw bar, carving stations, as well as salad, vegetable and dessert stations. Oh, and as a little bonus, there is going to be a petting zoo and a pilgrim re-enactment in the lobby. Yeah, we thought it sounded a little unusual, too, but what else are you going to do on Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving brunch at Sixteen is $115 per person and $25 for children eight years and under,
exclusive of tax, alcohol and gratuity. Seating times are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended; call 312-588-8030.
Order In on Thanksgiving
Executive Chef Frank Brunacci offers a ''Thanksgiving at Home'' take-home dinner for six-to-eight people. The menu includes organic farm-raised maple-roasted turkey, sage-apricot and chestnut cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, cassis cranberry chutney, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, yam casserole; vegetable medley, seasonal green salad, holiday breads and a choice of homemade apple, pumpkin or pecan pie. The full meal is $405, exclusive of tax and gratuity. All items are also available for a la carte ordering. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 23 by calling 312-588-8888.
Stay in the Hotel Room
Perfect for folks visiting the city over Thanksgiving, guests can have their Thanksgiving meal prepared in-room by one of the hotel's chefs. Modeled after the Thanksgiving at Home menu, guests can enjoy the festive meal in their suite, taking in the views of the city. The in-room meal serves four to six people; the cost is $5000, exclusive of room, tax and gratuity.