Tag Archives: holiday

Mardi Gras at The Red Canary

An All Day Affair Featuring Hurricanes and Cajun Fare

Saturday, February 18
10 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Free Hosted Bar 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$25 Party Package 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Tune up the tuba and break out the beads – Mardi Gras is coming to The Red Canary. On Saturday, February 18, the River West restaurant and lounge will offer a number of ways to celebrate the raucous and gluttonous holiday.

The day will begin with brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and continue through with dinner (3 p.m. to Midnight) and lounge service until 3 a.m. Chef Tolentino’s featured fare will be Cajun Gumbo ($8) and Cajun Chicken Pasta ($10) and drink specials include $4 “big ass” beers, $8 hurricanes and $8 hand grenades.  To kick off the late-night fete, The Red Canary will offer a complimentary hosted bar from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by a three hour drink package option from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ($25 per person).

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642


Leave a comment

Filed under Bar, Beer, Holiday, Restaurant, Spirits

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort

Gather and Give Thanks in the Grand Ballroom

Thursday, November 24
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$36.95 for adults
$15.95 for children ages 5-12
Free for children 4 and under

Gather your group of friends and family this Thanksgiving Day for an elaborate buffet. The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort will hold a lavish, seasonal spread that incorporates hearty Fall fare and familiar holiday favorites. A separate children’s height buffet table will offer little ones exactly what they’re looking for – macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and curly fries.

Highlights of Executive Chef Carol Buckantz’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet include the harvest salad, roasted butternut squash bisque, Jonah crab claws, turkey carving station, pesto-crusted salmon and bananas foster/cherries jubilee dessert station (complete menu outlined below). The holiday buffet will be served on Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $36.95 for adults, $15.95 for children 5-12 and children 4 or under dine for free. Paired wines by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase to compliment the mid-day meal.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Salads, Soups and Starters

Harvest Salad
mixed greens, dried cranberries, julienne granny smith apples, candied walnuts, bleu cheese, blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette

Roasted Beet Salad
red and golden beets, sliced oranges, candied pecans, served on a bed of arugula, sprinkled with goat cheese, orange basil vinaigrette, balsamic glaze

Caesar Salad
crisp romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, creamy caesar

Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque
creamy butternut squash is seasoned lightly with curry, and served with a roasted apple brunoise

Shrimp Cocktail and Jonah Crab Claws
chilled shrimp and Jonah crab claws are served over ice, cocktail sauce and lemon tarragon aioli

Imported and Domestic Cheese Display
garnished with crackers, French bread, olives and dried fruits

Seasonal Sliced Fruit Display

Bread Display
hearth baked rolls, corn bread, garlic breadsticks

Entrees & Side Dishes

Carving Stations
Slow Roasted Turkey, caramelized shallot and sage gravy and orange cranberry relish
Honey Baked Ham with a pineapple rum raisin sauce
Herb Roasted Steamship Round of Beef, rosemary demi, horseradish-chive sauce

Pesto-Crusted Salmon, lemon and basil buerre blanc and bruschetta relish

Caramelized Onion and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Mom’s Traditional Stuffing

Wild Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole, fried onions

Fall Vegetable Medley

Sweet Potato Casserole with candied pecans and maple

Butternut Squash Ravioli with a sage brown butter cream sauce


Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Apple Pie, Pecan Pie Squares, Assorted Cheesecakes, Torts, Miniature Pastries, Chocolate Fountain

Made-to-order Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee Station, vanilla bean ice cream

Kid’s Knee High Buffet

Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Tenders, Curly Fries

For reservations, please call 630-529-0200 extension 6460 (seatings will be on the hour and half hour starting at 11 a.m., with the last seating at 3 p.m.). Tax and gratuity are not included in the buffet fee; 18% gratuity will be added to parties of eight or more. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-529-0200 extension 6460

Leave a comment

Filed under Restaurant