Halloween to most means 50 cent candy, kids clad in costumes, pumpkins and naughtiness after dark. The hauter way to do All Hallow’s Eve involves upscale hotels, hot eats and many more treats than tricks.
“Room with a Boo” overnight package at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
Starting at $499 per night, guests will receive a delicious s’mores treat welcome amenity created by Executive Pastry Chef Sarah Kosikowki. Two specialty Dra-Kahula cocktails and one Tempura Halloween maki roll from Rebar will be delivered in the evening for guests to savor while relaxing during their overnight stay in a Deluxe Guestroom, which features a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area and stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. The next morning, a continental breakfast in Sixteen, the hotel’s modern American restaurant, will complete the Trump experience.
Reservations can be made by calling 312.588.8000 or by visiting www.trumpchicagohotel.com.
Spooktacular Brunch at the Four Seasons
No tricks, just treats for all ages at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago’s Spooktacular Sunday Brunch on Halloween, Sunday, October. 31. Indulge in Halloween-inspired brunch items as well as devilish desserts like Blood Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Mousse, Swamp Crème Brulee (pistachio Brulee); Witches Spices Caramel Lava Cake, Carved Pumpkin Flan, a Haunted Cup Cake Display and more. The Spooktacular Brunch is a perfect family outing for fueling up before an afternoon of trick or treating. Children (12 and under) who come in their Halloween costumes will dine free and will also delight in making arts and crafts inside a haunted castle.
Seatings begin at 10:30 a.m. with the last seating beginning at 1:30 p.m. $72 per person. For reservations, please call Seasons restaurant at 312-649-2349.
Dim Sum in the Dark at Sunda
Have a feeling you might be too old to go trick-or-treating? Want a break from the usual Halloween mayhem? Be sure to check out “Dim Sum After Dark,” a two-night event hosted by Sunda in River North. Dim sum plates cost $8.88 each (the numeral 8 is one of the luckiest numbers in Chinese culture, as the shape of the number is similar to that of infinity and the pronunciation of the word “eight” in Chinese sounds like the word that means “prosper”). The restaurant’s list of signature and classic sushi rolls will also take the spotlight, ranging from The Ultimate Handroll to its sashimi selection. Sunda’s Halloween celebration lasts until 1 a.m. each night, allowing diners to escape the costumed chaos that is sure to surround the restaurant during the last weekend in October.