Cité Fine Dining, at the Top of Lake Point Tower, is the Ultimate Valentine’s Gift
Cité Fine Dining brings the best of the world to its guests by inviting them to indulge their valentine with a world-class Valentine’s Day dining occasion complete with the opportunity to dine among celebrity guests, unrivaled fine dining, renowned entertainment and romantic décor all encompassed in a luxuriously appointed dining room featuring the top city views from across the globe.
As an extraordinary delight, Cité’s owner and Former First Lady of New York State Evangeline will dine among the stars—both those in the sky as well as an array of admired personalities. Celebrities that have dined at Cité include Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Gina Lollobrigida, Carolina Herrera, Tom Selleck, Dolly Parton, Zubin Mehta, Ted Kennedy and even royalty including German Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Büdingen among other notables. Every table will be gracefully adorned with Evangeline’s signature rose petals and candlelight adding that je ne sais quoi to the evening.
Three-time James Beard nominee chef Martial Noguier, Culinary Director, and distinguished Executive Chef Oscar Ornelas of Cité will create a spectacular seasonal five-course Valentine’s Day dining experience. The fare and fine wines paired with the unsurpassed beauty from the 70th floor of Lake Point Tower with 360-degree panoramic views of Chicago and neighboring states will set the mood for a romance-inducing Valentine’s Day occasion.
Cité Fine Dining’s Valentine’s Menu is intended to enhance feelings of passion through aphrodisiac ingredients such as oysters, black pepper and chocolate. In the spirit of coupling, both the Chateaubriand and Belgium Chocolate Fondue are meant for sharing. The Mignardises are intended to enjoy at home as a remembrance of the enchanting evening spent floating and romancing in the sky while watching the magic of Chicago below your feet.
To further mark the special occasion, Cité will offer live music by coveted pianist Dean Rolando on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14. Dean has served as a regular in elite local venues and is the Associate Musical Director for The City Lights Orchestra, which is one of the most highly sought-after event orchestras known throughout the United States. He has had backed up and worked with Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Diane Schurr, The Manhattan Transfer along with the Cast of The Lion King and Beauty And The Beast.
During the entire month of February, Cité’s Valentine’s Menu will be available as it is one to truly be enjoyed. Vegetarian and vegan choices are always available to appeal to an array of guest preferences.
CITÉ’S VALENTINE’S MENU
Guests may select one dish from each course
Kumamoto Oysters & Pearls
American Sturgeon Caviar | Cucumber Mignonette
Diver Sea Scallops
Jerusalem Artichoke Purée | Baby Cress Salad | White Truffle Aioli | Parmesan Shaving
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Amarena Cherries | Confit of Red Cabbage | Age Balsamic Reduction | Brioche
Prime Steak Tartare
Egg Yolk Custard | Capers Berry | Homemade Potato Chips
Millefeuille of Red & Yellow Beets (Vegetarian)
Mâche Salad | Tangerine Orange | Capriole Goat Cheese
SOUP OR SALAD
Cauliflower Velouté (Vegetarian)
Lump Crab Meat | Brown Butter | Pomegranate Seeds
Belgium Endive & Radicchio Salad (Vegetarian)
Port Wine Poached Pear | Maytag Blue Cheese with Toasted Hazelnuts Cherry Vinaigrette
Chateaubriand for Two
Country Mustard Pomme Purée | Baby Rainbow Carrot | Béarnaise Sauce
Filet Mignon Au Poivre Vert
Bourgogne Black Truffle | Brussels Sprouts | Smoked Bacon | Cognac Sauce
Pan Seared Faroe Island Salmon
Leek Fondue | Porcini Mushrooms | Champagne Reduction
Roasted Rack of Lamb
Mushroom Duxelle | Winter Mushrooms | Tomme de Brebis Shaving
Arborio Risotto (Vegetarian)
Bourgogne Black Truffle | Parmesan Shaving | White Truffle oil
Belgium Chocolate Fondue for Two
Tangerine Supreme | Banana Bread | Marshmallow | Pineapple | Kiwi
Chocolate Cake | Caramel Mousse | Espresso Ice Cream
Tahitian Vanilla Bean | Clementine Grand Marnier Salad
MIGNARDISE, A SPECIALTY OF THE CITÉ KITCHEN
Chocolate Truffle | Cacao Powder
To cap off a truly exquisite experience, guests may additionally opt for the Louis XIII Cognac served with imported Belgium chocolate on a silver plate. This traditionally Swiss custom is available at Cité. Also by request is the always eye-catching Tableside Flaming Bananas Foster that is sure to light a spark between you and your date!
Cité Fine Dining
Cité, meaning “city” in French, soars as the “Crown Jewel of Chicago” serving seasonal fine dining cuisine in a luxuriously appointed dining room on the 70th floor of Lake Point Tower with extraordinary 360-degree panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and neighboring states. Acclaimed chef Martial Noguier, Culinary Director, oversees the epicurean aspect of the internationally renowned restaurant working in partnership with notable Executive Chef Oscar Ornelas. The chefs’ artistically presented and lavish dishes shine among the distinguished 24-karat gold-gilded ceiling coves and rare African Tigerwood in the cocktail lounge bar.
With an owner as worldly and as stunning as the view, Dr. Dame Evangeline Gouletas, the real estate legend and corporate executive brings an air of sophistication and elegance all of her own as the Former First Lady of New York State, philanthropist, teacher and lecturer to ensure the cuisine and experience are unsurpassed.
Located just east of the Magnificent Mile, Cité is situated in the Streeterville neighborhood. The restaurant is open for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. nightly. Reservations are available through OpenTable. For more information about Cité, please call (312) 644-4050 or visit www.citechicago.com.