The Florentine Introduces Spring Menu

There are some places where you dine that you never forget. You remember exactly what you had for each course and know it would be hard to duplicate a meal so magnificent elsewhere. The Florentine would be one of those places. Located in the JW Marriott, this upscale Italian spot has enhanced classics that are traditional, yet creatively improved. Every bite was magnificent. I'm drooling looking at their new spring menu. Take a look and if I were you, I'd make those reservations ASAP. :)

The Florentine Says “Saluti” To Spring 

Loop dining destination opens the book on spring food & drink offerings
The Florentine, the Loop’s destination for delicious Italian cuisine, is ready for springtime in Chicago with a new dining menu and libations perfect for spring in the city.
Featuring seasonal ingredients, Chef Zachary Walrath looks for imaginative ways to brighten up with fresh peas, spring lamb and more while the beverage team turns the page to spring cocktails.
The new spring menu features such dishes as Gnudi with fava beans, oyster mushrooms, prosciutto and parmesan; Risotta with asparagus, morels, porchetta and lemon; Trota pan roasted trout, butter beans, shrimp, braised kale, pancetta, salsa verde and Osso Bucco di Maiale crispy pork shank, harissa, spring onions with a pea shoot salad. The full dinner menu includes:
To add to the culinary experience, guests can imbibe with literary themed cocktails from the beverage team drawing inspiration from the library feel of The Florentine. Each cocktail is named for a book within the restaurant and include the Mirror Image Hanger One “Buddha’s Hand” Citron vodka, lemon, liquid heat; Once is Not Enough Bacardi 8 Anos Rum, strawberry, whites; How it Was Woodford Reserve Bourbon, artisanal bitter, Italian vermouth, old fashioned bitters and The Benefactor Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Galliano l’apertivo and Italian vermouth.
The complete cocktail menu for spring 2017 features:
For additional information about The Florentine or to make reservations, please visit the restaurant’s website.
The Florentine, owned by ESquared Hospitality, reinterprets seasonal Italian cuisine offering an accessible yet elegant dining experience and a menu characterized by simplicity and premium ingredients. Located in Chicago's JW Marriott at 151 W. Adams, The Florentine is open for breakfast Monday through Saturday from 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Sunday from 6:30-11 a.m. and lunch daily from 11 to 2:30 p.m. For dinner, The Florentine is open from 5 - 10 p.m. seven days a week and The Lounge serves food until 11pm Monday through Thursday. For more information about The Florentine, please call 312-660-8866, visit or view the restaurant's FacebookTwitter or Instagram pages.
ESquared Hospitality is an international restaurant and hospitality group. Built on a commitment to "Exceeding Expectations" with extraordinary food and excellent customer service, ESquared Hospitality has grown into a diversified group of restaurant concepts, from the flagship BLT Steak New York which opened in 2004 to more than 25 restaurants on two continents. ESquared Hospitality properties include the BLT restaurants, comprised of BLT Steak in New York, NY (2004), Washington, DC (2006), San Juan, PR (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Hong Kong (2009), Charlotte, NC (2009), Waikiki, HI (2009), Seoul, South Korea (2014), Roppongi, Tokyo (2014), Las Vegas, NV (2014), Ginza, Tokyo (2015), and Aruba (2015); BLT Burger in Hong Kong (2009); BLT Prime in New York, NY (2005) and at the Trump National Doral Miami, FL (2014); BLT Market in Waikiki, HI (2016). ESquared Hospitality also operates two Italian concepts: Casa Nonna in New York, NY (2011), which became the official pizza vendor of Madison Square Garden (2013) and Radio City Music Hall (2015), and The Florentine in Chicago, IL (2010); as well as Horchata De Nueva York (2014), The Wayfarer (2014), and plant-based fast-casual concept by CHLOE. with six locations across New York, NY (2015/2016/2017), Los Angeles, CA (2016), Boston, MA (2017), and standalone bakery, Sweets by CHLOE. (2016). In September 2015, acclaimed Chef David Burke joined E2 Hospitality as a culinary partner to open BLT Prime by David Burke in Washington DC (2016) and Tavern 62 by David Burke (2016). For more information, visit ESquared Hospitality online at,, Twitter @ESqHospitality or Instagram @ESquaredHospitality.