The founders of Inspired Catering and Events, Karen and Gina Stefani, have announced they are partnering to create three dining venues along North Avenue Beach.
The Stefanis, along with partners Storybook Weddings and Events and Craft Lighting, will open the upscale Shore Club Chicago at 1603 Lakeshore Drive in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood in August. Shore Club will feature three unique spaces and a full menu created by Inspired Executive Chef Elizabeth J. Tokarczyk.
Shore Club Chicago will sit just north of Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants’ Castaways Bar & Grill.
An enclosed temperature controlled restaurant will feature a menu inspired by Mediterranean cuisine The room offers unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. Reservations are encouraged for lunch and dinner. Tickets for Sunday brunch will be available through Eventbrite for $35 each.
The outdoor Oasis at Shore Club will offer a variety of shared plates perfect for large groups and events. Diners will have the option to a sunbed, daybed, or one of the restaurants cabanas. The drink menu include some of the world’s best champagnes, and a variety of drink packages. The Oasis is Reservation Only and requires a food and beverage minimum of $60 per person.
For those wanting a more casual atmosphere, The Patio at Shore Club offers outdoor lunch and dinner on a first come first serve basis. The Patio will have full beach access and is perfect for those looking for a cold drink and a bite to eat along the lake.
The Shore Club Chicago will open in time for the 2017 Chicago Air and Water show, which is set for Aug. 19 and 20. General admission tickets for The Restaurant cost are $125 and will include an open bar. For additional group packages, check the event ticket website.
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