ICE Dishes and Drinks Lounge Opens at O'Hare
CHICAGO, IL, June 12, 2012 - The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and HMSHost are pleased to announce the grand opening of a chic, new lounge, ICE Dishes and Drinks, at O'Hare International Airport -- just in time to cool things down during the summer travel season.
ICE Dishes and Drinks recently opened in Terminal 3, L concourse, across from Gate L2 and held its official grand opening today
The sleek, modern "ice" environment may just transform how travelers think of airport bars. The cool tones and the lounge's design reflect its contemporary setting and its name. A distinguishing element of the bar is its bottle display featuring a selection of 26 vodkas, including organic, wheat, grain, rye and grape. Various textures of ice - shaved, cubed, blocked and more - are used to accentuate the flavors of drinks, depending upon the beverage.
Tom Fricke, President & CEO, HMSHost; Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation; and Alderman Ariel Reboyras, Chicago City Council 30th Ward, Vice-Chairman of the City's Committee on Aviation cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of ICE Dishes and Drinks.
Customers can also choose among a variety of wines by the glass or bottle, sparkling wines; spirits; and beer. For diners, an all-day menu of tapas, tartines and salads complements the drink offerings.
"ICE Dishes and Drinks creates a unique vibe within the airport environment, and is the latest example of the world-class concepts we are committed to providing to O'Hare travelers," said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and everyone at the CDA, I want to thank our partner HMSHost for opening this cool and refreshing dining and drink oasis, which will no doubt be very popular with the millions of travelers who come through O'Hare from across the globe."
ICE Dishes and Drinks is just the latest among several critically acclaimed world-class dining concepts to be unveiled at O'Hare in 2012. The CDA and HMSHost opened two piano wine bars, Beaudevin in Terminal 1 and Bubbles in Terminal 3 in February. Also, the second Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless at O'Hare opened in Terminal 3 earlier this year. Tortas has been acclaimed by food critics and a top pick on several nationwide travel magazines and websites, including Frommer's Best Airport Food list.
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