Long-stemmed red roses. Skywriting. A flock of pink flamingos spelling out her name. Any fool can handle it.
It’s the day after when you shine. The newest arrow in your quiver: Allium, the plush, romantic successor to Seasons in the Four Seasons hotel, opening Wednesday morning.
Basically, it’s still the Four Seasons you know and respect. But it’s loosened its tie a bit. Contemporary furniture. Sleek lines. Cheetah-print sofas awaiting in front of a roaring fire. Basically, a tableau you’ll work well in.
The dining room is standing by to be whatever you need it to be. A place for after-work Wagyu sliders and beer: grab a cushy sofa in the corner. Treating clients to the Chicago steakhouse experience: order the 23-ounce bone-in rib eye in the menu’s “From the Meat Locker” section. Seducing someone with your ability to toss artisanal almonds into your mouth: you’re covered.
When you retire to the bar, your whiskey will still be waiting. But it’s joined by the likes of Gin & Juice (gin, grapefruit, French rosé: all very Snoop Dogg) and Allium Roseus, a Belgian red ale created by chef Kevin Hickey and Goose Island. The lounge chairs are covered in men’s flannel-pinstripe-suit fabric and the walls are bedecked with photography consisting entirely of women and safari animals.
Draw your own conclusion about the potential for cougars.