7.23.2009

Being Witty at theWit

My work team was invited to the chi-chi Grand Opening of theWit, the trendy new hotel located at the intersection of State and Lake, that has been making waves with it's fabulous rooftop bar, Roof. The opening night consisted of tours of the various properties within the hotel - the Spa, the two restaurants, State and Lake and Cibo Matto, the Screening room, and of course, Roof. The food was artistic bite-sized portions of some of the dishes available at the hotel's restaurants and the drinks, from cucumber mojitos to vanilla infused vodka cocktails, showed the creativity of the 'tenders manning the property's many bars. Oh, and did I mention, everything was free? Photo recap of one fabulous night below...

One of two avian-inspired chandeliers, hanging in the grand lobby. The super high ceiling really gives the room an air of sophistication and creates a great "wow" moment when you enter the hotel.

We were taken up to the 26th floor to see some sample rooms, and they were are all extremely well-done, trendy and spacious. Here, sir Javier is lounging on one of the rust-colored chaise lounges in the double suite.

This is Screen, a 40-seat mini movie theatre. You can rent it out for everything from corporate presentations to Super Bowl parties. The plush reclining seats were the epitome of comfort, and popcorn and wine (is there a better combination? I don't think so) was served while we saw a short sample movie on the big "Screen".

Now we get to the good stuff. The food started out with a seafood bar.

Crab claws, pre-cracked so all the fabulous party attendees didn't have to put much effort into eating the succulent meat.

Ceviche shooters.

These crudite cups were a favorite of ours. Consisting of asparagus, patty pan squash, baby carrots, and broccoli with a delicious (and I'm sure, fat free!) dressing in the bottom of the cup, this was a creative way to serve veggies and dip.

Caviar!

The presentation was gorgeous - an all ice bar (I felt like I was at that ice hotel in Iceland) with flowing vodka cocktails and all-you-can-eat caviar. Yes, please.

Now, to the dessert bar. Nothing gets me going like mini-desserts! These were pannacotta cups with orange gelee.

And mini lemon meringue pies. Delicious and cute!

Next up, to Roof! Waiting in line for the elevator...I think Javier was doing the robot.

Once again, I can't get over this view.

Fun times, had by all.

Summer people! (with cucumber mojitos)

5 comments:

dapeen said...

great great pics !

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Looks like a fun place to be! And with our mild summer [so far], Roof looks like a great spot. I loved your rooftop shot there.

Shannon Darling Dearest said...

Thanks Terry! You have to get there soon - it really is quite the view and an ideal place to enjoy a summer (spring?) cocktail!

kjp said...

i have an idea: let's trade jobs!!!

Shannon Darling Dearest said...

KJP, ok! Wait, your job stresses me out.