INTRODUCING CHÂTEAU CARBIDE & BAR PENDRY - Food & Beverage Magazine

INTRODUCING CHÂTEAU CARBIDE & BAR PENDRY

Following a multi-million-dollar reimagination, the opening of Pendry Chicago in May 2021 marked Pendry Hotels & Resorts’ Midwest debut, bringing new art, design, and luxury offerings to the heart of downtown. Now, Pendry is pleased to officially introduce two brand new dining and drinking concepts at the hotel, located in Chicago’s famed Loop Neighborhood at 230 N. Michigan Avenue.

 

  • Opening on Friday, June 25th 2021, Château Carbide is a secret, Cote d’Azur-inspired open-air rooftop perched 24 stories above Michigan Avenue. Named in tribute to the 1920s-era Carbide & Carbon Building (the iconic champagne-bottle-top landmark) in which it resides, the sun-soaked al fresco terrace and luxurious interior lounge welcomes guests with rosé, champagne magnums and hand-rolled sushi.
  • On the ground floor of the hotel, tucked behind heavy drapery, the secluded Bar Pendry serves as a fireside retreat focusing on classic cocktails and chef-driven bar bites in an intimate setting.

 

SECRET ROOFTOP ROSÉ GARDEN — CHÂTEAU CARBIDEDEBUTS ATOP PENDRY CHICAGO: Offering a hidden escape to the French Riviera 24 stories above the bustle of the city, Château Carbide offers Chicagoans and travelers an exciting opportunity to experience the iconic art deco-style building in a whole new way. Indoors, two adjoining rooms encased in glass windows offer intimate seating in plush velvet banquettes for up to 80 guests. A gold-trimmed bar houses bottles of specialty rosé by Chateau d’Esclans alongside an open-view sushi station. Outdoors, guests can immerse themselves in a Cote d’Azure-inspired garden oasis overlooking Chicago’s skyline, which serves as an all-day destination with dual daytime and nighttime ambiances. By day, guests can soak up the sun and relax on soft seating and striped loungers while sipping on an array of summer favorites, including a curated selected of rosé available by the glass, bottle, magnum or jeroboam (3 liters), as well as craft cocktails, champagne, frosé and more. Accompanying the pours and designed for sharing, the Carbide Picnic features an assorted basket of artisanal cheese and charcuterie, market crudité, locally-brewed spiked kombucha and optional Siberian Osetra caviar. At 5:00 p.m., Château Carbide seamlessly transitions into an exclusive nightlife scene complete with rotating DJs spinning French house music, rosé and champagne-forward bottle service, oversized rattan lanterns and a plethora of candles along with light bites and a menu of hand-rolled sushi from Chef Tony Kim (The Peninsula) such as Crunchy Tuna with Fresh Truffle Mushroom Maki, Smoked Lobster, Maguro Caprese, and more. Château Carbide is open Friday – Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted and reservations are recommended via OpenTable. More information can be found here.

 

BEHIND THE CURTAIN — BAR PENDRY, A CELEBRATION OF THE CLASSIC CHICAGO BAR: Recently opened in tandem with the hotel on May 26th, Bar Pendry is an homage to the classic Chicago cocktail bar and provides a cozy, intimate setting for business meetings, post-work drinks and late nightcaps. Tucked behind a heavy floor-to-ceiling curtain adjacent to the lobby, the intimate space boasts a dark and moody atmosphere with leather sofas, oversized armchairs, cozy, custom banquettes, and a curated collection of art. Centered around a double-sided fireplace, the 54-person bar focuses on specialty and seasonal cocktails crafted with ultra-high-end, locally-sourced ingredients as well as a selection of wine and local beers. Through the afternoon and evening, Pendry Chicago’s Executive Chef Jeff Vucko (The Langham, Public, The Wit) presents a menu of elevated bar bites including Turkey Bacon Jam Burger, Tuna Tartare, and Pomme Frites with Malt Vinegar Aioli. Bar Pendry is open Monday – Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted and reservations are available via OpenTable. More information can be found here.

For more information please visit www.pendry.com 

 

About Pendry Chicago: Pendry Chicago is a creative rebirth of the Burnham Brother’s iconic, bold and playful Art Deco Carbide & Carbon building that has cemented itself as a Chicago landmark. Steeped in history and anchored in style, the modern-day luxury hotel is located in Chicago’s Loop, amid a dynamic collection of cultural attractions, robust offices and corporate headquarters, and distinct restaurants and shops. Its central location and proximity to other famed Chicago neighborhoods makes it the ideal launching pad to explore the city. The reimagined 1929 landmark features 364 redesigned guestrooms and suites, and public spaces thoughtfully designed by Alessandro Munge’s Studio Munge including a signature restaurant and bar concept overseen by Andy Masi, and his Clique Hospitality group. In addition, the hotel features a lobby bar and lounge, a spectacular rooftop terrace, 13,000 square feet of meetings and event space, curated fitness and wellness programming, and an extensive art collection. Pendry Chicago is both a restoration and a reinvigoration of a Chicago architectural marvel. Pendry Chicago is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @pendrychicago or visit www.pendry.com/chicago/. 

About Pendry Hotels & Resorts: Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International. Pendry combines inspired design with a celebration of culture and authentic service tailored to today’s cultured world traveler. Founders Alan J. Fuerstman and Michael Fuerstman’s well-seasoned experience in the hospitality industry serves as the foundation for the brand. Each property is injected with a unique perspective on contemporary style, and an emphasis on the arts and local community in the city it calls home. The portfolio of hotels includes Pendry San Diego, Sagamore Pendry BaltimorePendry West Hollywood and Pendry Chicago. Opening later this year, Pendry Manhattan West and Pendry Park City. Opening in 2022 are Pendry Natirar and Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. Opening in 2023 is Pendry La Quinta. Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information on Pendry Hotels & Resorts, follow @pendryhotels or visit www.pendry.com.