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SIXTEEN At the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Illinois, USA

Located at the 16th floor of the sleek Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago - the city's second tallest tower - Sixteen is a renowned Chicago restaurant in one of the worlds most distinctive settings. 

Featuring panoramic views of downtown Chicago, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, Sixteen celebrates the progressive French - inspired American cuisine of Executive Chef Thomas Lents and the city's architectural history.

Chef Lents nightly dinner menus, which include a la carte and multi-course tasting offerings, showcase only the highest quality ingredients. 

Since his appointment this past January, Chef Lents exciting new programming features a thoughtful approach to progressive dinning, forged through French technique.

A variety of seasonal starters incorporate selections such as King Crab Leg and Osetra Caviar with endive and cucumber salad with coriander flowers and citron dressing; and Black Truffle and Shallot Tarte with tender winter greens with aged xeres vinegar and smoked lardons. The main dishes are equally diverse and include Brittany Coast John Dary with Bloomsdale spinach, sunchokes and porcinis with a Cotes du Rhone reduction; and Ribey of American Wagyu Beef with Flavors of Bearnaise with Crisp shallots, potato puree and fresh horseradish.

King Crab with Ossetra Caviar and Fennel
Chef Lents was appointed executive chef of Sixteen after working in the worlds most celebrated fine dinning establishments. 

The Chicago's four star  restaurant Everest  under Chefs Jean Joho and Thierry Tritsch, the Michelin two star-rated Thornton Restaurant inside the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland are just a small portion of his career.

Poached Foie Gras with Ginger Consume
Chef Lents staged several acclaimed kitchens including the Michelin three star-rated Waterside Inn in Bray and Le Manoir Aux Quatres Saisons in Great Milton.

Lardo and Truffle Wrapped Sturgeon with Articho

Upon returning to the United States, Thomas accepted a position at the Michelin three star-rated, five diamond Joel Robochon at  The Mansion inside Las Vegas MGM Grand and then to San Francisco's Michelin-rated Quince Restaurant. 

Executive Pastry Chef - Patrick Fahy

Chef Fahy brings experience presenting exquisite pastries at some of the worlds most reputable dining establishments to his position at the Sixteen

Before The Trump International Hotel & Tower he served as executive pastry chef for the Sofitel Chicago, Water Tower where he oversaw all aspects of the hotels pastry operations including its contemporary French restaurant Cafe Des Architectes, and received national recognition as a nominee in Food & Wine's "People's Choice Best New Pastry Chef" awards. 

Chef Fahy has been awarded a James Beard Foundation Award nomination in the Outstanding Pastry chef category, Jean Banchet's "Celebrity Pastry Chef" Award and "Pastry Chef of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune.

Complementing Sixteen's exciting cuisine is an old and new world wine list of over 700 labels, presided over by Director of Restaurant Will Douillet, who holds an advanced degree from the Master Court of Sommeliers.

For early morning and mid-day dinning, Sixteen offers exquisitely prepared fare. 
Daily specialties which change regularly include Truffle Texas Toast with lobster, spinach, poached egg, roasted tomato and hollandaise sauce; Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Bacon and fresh mint with caviar; Rushing Water's Rainbow Brook Trout with Cobb bacon, peas, white beans, lemon and brown butter; and many other delightful dishes.

The Trump International Hotel & Tower has 92 stories above the Loop and North Michigan Avenue and is a showcase of bold style and engaging design, polished stainless steel and iridescent-tinted glass. It is the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world, and downtown Chicago's most enviable address.

Inside this world class Chicago boutique hotel, impeccable style and spectacular five-diamond service defines the experience. Guests will enjoy a higher level of luxury with unrivaled hospitality and detail-oriented amenities, including the signature Trump Attache service. A total of 339 graciously appointed guestrooms and suites welcome the guests with custom designed furnishings, floor to ceiling windows and fully equipped kitchens. 

The 23,000 sq.ft. Spa at Trump features an array of 5 star services with 11 treatment rooms and 53 spa guestrooms overlooking the Chicago skyline; all within walking distance to the best of downtown Chicago. From the exclusive shops of Michigan Avenue to the historic sites along the Riverwalk, Trump Chicago brings sophistication and elegance to the heart of Chicago.

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