WHEN: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012 (Game starts at 5PM)
WHERE: The Public Hotel – 1301 North State Parkway Chicago, IL 60610
There will be plenty of flat screens to watch the game. Indulge in the special Super Bowl 2012 food and drink menu. Table seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis so get there early!
This luxurious hotel will be turning their Library Bar & Screening Room into a cozy, elegant sports bar.
In the bar-lounge area, called the Library, the photos on the wall appear to be works by Vermeer. But in fact they are parodies; a woman has her hair covered in a turban of Bubble Wrap and in another painting, she has cans for hair rollers.
One of my favorite Vermeer paintings is Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel). This is considered one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer‘s masterworks. He uses uses a pearl earring for a focal point. This incredible painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in the Hague. It is sometimes referred to as “the Mona Lisa of the North” or “the Dutch Mona Lisa“.
On Saturdays and Sundays, they offer an interesting brunch menu from 11:00 a.m.until 2:20 p.m. www.pumproom.com
or call (312-229-6740) for reservations.
Arturo Petterino (1920–2010) was its maitre d’ for many years at the Pump Room. He was notorious for steering celebrity patrons to the coveted Booth #One.
Famous guests included: Frank Sinatra, John Barrymore, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Beverly Sills, David Bowie, Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Ronald Reagan, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Taylor. Their photos still adorn the foyer in the entranceway. You can see Tony Bennett’s photo below.
The legendary and historic Pump Room Restaurant has retained some of its history original 1938 history. You can still dine at Booth #One and take a picture holding the phone that a multitude of celebrities have used, including Frank Sinatra.
Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC Hotel has 285 spacious guest rooms and suites. Ian is an American hotelier and real estate developer. Schrager is often associated with co-creating the Boutique Hotel genre. Originally, he gained fame as co-owner and co-founder of Studio 54.
The rooms and public spaces are impeccably furnished! Rooms start at $135; the Frank Sinatra Suite, is $2,500.
I love the resin spheres on frames of iron tubing that decorate the Pump Room. They were designed by Dimore Studio in Milan.
For more info visit : www.publichotels.com
Dr.EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
Don’t forget to buy a decadent red velvet cupcake in the coffee shop!
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