Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Peppermint Bar Opens for Seasonal Fun


Just in time for Friday's after-work shenanigans, the Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile transforms the lobby lounge into the Peppermint Bar.

A number of culinary students from the Illinois Institute of Art are behind the project. They're crafting an incredible (edible?!) gingerbread and hand-made peppermint candy facade that will stay up throughout the holiday season.

This should be an ideal spot to hang, plus since it's not on the Mag Mile, you shouldn't have to worry about hordes of shoppers and tourists getting in your way.

Just indulge in a number of seasonal cocktails made with hand-infused vodkas, including the Egg Nog Martini, Elf Iced Tea (with candy cane vodka!) and Spiced Poinsettia, which uses honey crisp cider.

The hotel's also home to the farm-centric MARKETHOUSE, helmed by Executive Chef Scott Walton.