Ever wonder what people are actually eating when they make their pilgrimage to the The Walnut Room?
A holiday tradition for many, the WR weathered that transition nobody like to talk about, and it continues to churn out arguably the best mall food in the Midwest (we will not opine). Did you know that you can get lobster ravioli with leeks, corn, garlic, edamame and basil in a smoked tomato broth ($12.95)? Or seared sea scallops, marinated with garlic, ginger and green onion and served over mixed greens, napa cabbage, peppers and carrots with a caramelized pineapple vinaigrette and crispy shoestring potatoes for $10.95?
Blows the mind a little. Also, they're even on top of the microdessert trend the Sun-Times was talking about on Wednesday, with their World's Smallest Banana Split (Oberweis vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel sauce, banana, candied walnuts, whipped cream - $2.95).
Come to think of it, Chicago has quite a few destination restaurants in department stores, like the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus, and American Girl Place at...American Girl Place. But neither of those interlopers have the famed Christmas tree - last year's was designed by Vera Wang!
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