Family Valentine Celebration

February 11, 2009 8:05:59 AM PST
These days, many people will be scaling back their Valentine's Day celebration. Not everyone has the luxury to pay a babysitter and head out with a spouse for a romantic night on the town. So, staying home and cooking with the family may be a good alternative. Mom and Dad can still drink champagne; just add sparkling grape juice for the youngsters. Chef Patrick Sheerin of the Signature Room at the 95th has come up with some recipes to make Valentine's Day a family affair. Even his 5 year-old son Jackson can help prepare a great meal. Recipes from Executive Chef Patrick Sheerin, The Signature Room at the 95th, John Hancock Center, Chicago

Spinach and Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

The Signature Room at the 95th

February Specials and Events

The Olivier LeFlaive Burgundy Wine Dinner
February 6

Join Executive Chef Patrick Sheerin for a lavish four-course dinner, complete with wines from the famous Burgundian winery, Olivier LeFlaive. Indulge your taste buds with contemporary American cuisine and world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

6pm Reception
6:30 Dinner
$75 includes, tax and gratuity
Reservations can be made by calling 312-280-0461

Seared Sea Scallop
braised fennel; orange miso butter
Olivier LeFlaive, Puligny Montrachet, Champs-Gain, Burgundy

Smoked Potato Soup
trufflee ricotta, crispy potato chip: Hefeweizen foam
Olivier LeFlaive, Chassagne Montrachet, Burgundy

Grilled Beef Short Ribs
roasted root vegetables, demi glace
Olivier LeFlaive, Burgogne Rouge, Cuvee Margot, Burgundy

Selection of Artisan Cheese
fig chutney
Freshly Brewed Intelligentsia Coffee and Assorted Mightly Leaf Teas

Valentine's Day

The Signature Room at the 95th has a line up that includes a $95 prix fixe menu plus optional champagne pairings for the full-blown dinner crowd, or two glasses of champagne and a dessert from the menu for $30, OR Dom Perignon by the glass (a rarity!) for $50 for those that simply want to splurge and enjoy the best of the best throughout February's Toast on the Magnificent Mile event.

The Signature Room at the 95th will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu for Friday and Saturday evening. The lavish four-course dinner includes gourmet appetizers, soup or salad, entrees like petite filet of beef and sautéed Scottish salmon and delectable desserts. Each guest also receives one glass of Moët & Chandon champagne.

$95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 312-787-9596.

(Choose one item from each course)

Grilled Prosciutto & Mozzarella
toasted sourdough; tomato marmalade
Seared Sea Scallops
white bean hummus; balsamic teriyaki
Spiced Gnocchi
roasted winter squash; chestnut fondant

Soup or Salad
Mixed Greens Salad
market vegetables; sherry vinaigrette
Lobster Bisque
jumbo lump crab; chervil crème frâiche

Main Course
Petite Filet of Beef
Yukon gold potato puree, glazed carrots; red wine reduction
Sauteéd Scottish Salmon
fingerling potatoes, roasted onions; whole grain mustard butter
Roasted Natural Chicken
organic grits, triple cream brie cheese, chanterelle mushrooms; sherry jus
Winter Pasta
broccoli, cauliflower, crispy shallots; cheddar & brown butter sauce

Dessert Selection
Carrot Cake
raisin puree
White & Chocolate Mousse Cake
raspberry sauce
Key Lime Tart
poached strawberries; lime coulis

Gourmet Coffee and Tea Selections

TOAST on the Magnificent Mile Celebration
February 1- 28

The Signature Room at the 95th and the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center will feature the 1999 vintage of Dom Perignon by-the-glass throughout the month of February. Guests can enjoy this prestigious Champagne for $50 per glass. The Signature Lounge is open daily between 11am and 12:30am.

For reservations and more information, call 312-787-9596 or visit