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October 7 - 12, 2014 @ Varies by Event

Fall Festival 2014

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Second Annual Fall Fest at Park Grill and The Plaza at Millennium Park

Celebrate the Harvest Season with Six Days of Festivities

Tuesday, October 7 – Sunday, October 12

Park Grill and The Plaza at Millennium Park will hold a six day Fall Fest this October. From Tuesday, October 7 to Sunday, October 12, the restaurant will celebrate the season with a Fall Harvest Menu; live, outdoor musical performances; and the second annual local brewers’ Harvest HopDown. Fall Fest will commence with a Chicago Marathon Pasta Dinner and an alfresco Chicago Marathon breakfast buffet and viewing party.

Fall Harvest Menu: Tuesday, October 7 - Sunday, October 12
Newly appointed Executive Chef Jared Case has created a Fall Harvest Menu that features items sourced from local farms, purveyors and brewers. The menu, available October 7 to October 12, includes a variety of Chicago flavors. 

Live Music on The Plaza: Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10 
The Plaza at Millennium Park will play host to live musical performances by Jazz Perspectives, featuring The Sean Skyler Duo and The Phil Seed Trio. The concerts will take place from 5-8 p.m. 

Harvest HopDown: Friday, October 10
The second annual Harvest HopDown will take place on The Plaza on Friday, October 10 from 5-8 p.m. Local brewers will compete for the title of Harvest HopDown “Favorite,” as selected by participating guests. Tickets are $25 and the event is 21 and over. Competing brewers include: Goose Island: Rambler Limited release IPA and Oktoberfest (Chicago); Summit Oktoberfest (Minneapolis, MN); Central Waters Octoberfest (Amherst, WI); Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI); Milwaukee Brewing Hoptoberfest & Sasquash (Milwaukeee, WI); Upland Oktoberfest (Indianapolis, IN); Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Porter (Manhattan, KS); Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat (St. Louis, MO); Johnny Appleseed Cider (St. Louis, MO); and returning winner, Pipeworks Brewing Seasonal Brews (Chicago, IL). 

Bank of America Chicago Marathon PastaDinner: Saturday, October 11
Carb up before the big run at Park Grill’s pasta dinner. The evening will include a pasta buffet with four selections, a build-your-own pasta station, two salads, dessert and choice of Goose Island beer or The Naked Grape wine. Seatings will be offered at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the fee is $35 per guest. Chef Case’s buffet menu will feature butter lettuce salad; caesar salad; smoked gouda mac and cheese cavatappi; roasted vegetarian pasta with marinara; mushroom tortellini with truffle alfredo; gnocchi bolognese grana padano; assorted minature desserts and much more.

Chicago Marathon Breakfast and Viewing Party: Sunday, October 12
Enjoy breakfast beneath the bean on Marathon morning. From 8-11 a.m.,
start your race day with a lovely breakfast buffet in the heart of Millennium Park. The menu includes yogurt and granola; honey and mint fruit salad; croissants; mini banana nut muffins; bagels and toppings; Nancy’s apple chicken sausage; parmesan breakfast potatoes; chilaquiles with salsa verde and queso fresco; skillet scrambled eggs with scallions; and cinnamon roll waffles with cream cheese frosting. Catch all the Marathon action and cheer on the runners via large monitors set throughout the Plaza. Tickets are $25.

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Sunday, October 11, 2014 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Breakfast and Viewing Party

($25 per person )

The Featured Restaurant of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon hosts a breakfast and watch party in Millennium Park! The Plaza at Millennium Park will offer a full breakfast buffet, along with large monitors to watch the Chicago Marathon broadcast throughout the great outdoor space!  Come for the breakfast, stay for the Marathon watch party, and enjoy the great location in Millennium Park! Breakfast buffet opens at 8:00 AM on race day, Sunday, October 12, 2014. 

Buffet Menu
Yogurt and Granola
Honey and Mint Fruit Salad
Classic Croissants
Mini Banana Nut Muffins
Traditional Bagels (sliced cucumbers, marinated tomatoes, shaved red onions, capers, and cream cheese)
Nancy’s Apple and Chicken Sausage
Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes
Chilaquiles with salsa verde and queso fresco
Skillet Scrambled Eggs with scallions
Cinnamon Roll Waffles with cream cheese frosting

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October 11, 2014 @ 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Pasta Dinner

($35 per person )

The Featured Restaurant of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon hosts a seasonal pasta dinner before race day! Join the Plaza at Millennium Park for a pasta dinner including a pasta buffet, build-your-own pasta station, a selection of seasonal sides and desserts and your choice of Goose Island beer or The Naked Grape wine. Seatings will be offered at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Check out the great menu! 

Pasta Buffet
Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
Ballerine Roasted Vegetarian Pasta
                Park Grill house-made marinara
Mushroom Tortellini
                truffle alfredo
Gnocchi Bolognese
                Grana Padano 
Build-Your-Own-Pasta Station
                                Cavatappi, gnocchi, vegetable tortellini, ballerine
                                Grilled chicken, meatballs, Italian sausage, asiago cheese, baby shrimp
                                Zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, peas
                                Marinara, alfredo, cheese, pesto
                               Butter lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, Granny Smith apple    sherry vinaigrette
                                Cured tomatoes, basil, ciabatta croutons, coddled egg dressing
                Assorted miniature desserts
                The Naked Grape Wine  
                Goose Island beer

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Friday, October 10 @ 5 - 8 PM

Fall Festival - Harvest Hopdown 2014

($25 per person )

Celebrate the Park Grill Fall Festival with the Harvest HopDown!

A competition between local beer purveyors to be named the Seasonal Harvest HopDown favorite! 

Tickets include admission to the Harvest HopDown, with tasting samples and voter cards included. 

Guests must be 21 and up with proper identification to attend this event.

Come for the beer and vote for your favorite!  

2014 Participants

  Goose Island: Rambler Limited release IPA and Oktoberfest (Chicago)
  Summit Oktoberfest (Minneapolis, MN)
  Central Waters Octoberfest (Amherst, WI)
  Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI)
  Milwaukee Brewing Hoptoberfest & Sasquash (Milwaukeee, WI)
  Upland Oktoberfest (Indianapolis, IN)
  Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Porter (Manhattan, KS)
  Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat (St. Louis, MO)
  Johnny Appleseed Cider (St. Louis, MO)
 Pipeworks Brewing Seasonal Brews (Chicago, IL), Returning 2013 Winner*

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