From Cuisine to Culture, Discover What has Chicago Buzzing this Month

Tess Donelon and Laura Hine | March 6, 2020 | Lifestyle


TASTE The latest addition to the Fulton Market District’s white-hot dining scene, executive chef Marc Vidal’s Boqueria Chicago is inspired by the buzzy, vibrant culture of Barcelona and boasts classic Spanish tapas like patatas bravas and grilled octopus with fennel and smoked pimentón. 807 W. Fulton Market


SHOP Two strong Midwestern brands join together with Pren, which combines the wood craftsmanship of Room & Board with Cambria’s natural quartz to create modern pieces that exude quality and durability. “This partnership felt like a seamless alignment,” says Gene Wilson, Room & Board director of vendor management and merchandising. “Cambria’s signature design capabilities pair perfectly with our modern style, and together we’ll raise the bar on livable luxury.” 55 E. Ohio St.


STAY Equal parts luxury hospitality destination and hypercurated art experience, the just-opened 21c Museum Hotel Chicago beckons with 297 stylishly outfitted rooms and 10,000 square feet of exhibition space featuring rotating shows of work by some of today’s hottest artists. Double-height lobby ceilings and light-filled spaces put the property’s 111 pieces—from paintings to video and textiles—squarely in the spotlight. Corner suites from $299 per night, 55 E. Ontario St.


LISTEN The Civic Orchestra of Chicago commemorates its 100th anniversary in style, as new Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur leads the Civic Centennial Celebration Benefit Concert. Featured soloist? None other than legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. March 1, premium concert and dinner packages from $195, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

Photography by: Photos courtesy of Room & Board; by Mike Schwartz/courtesy of 21c Museum Hotels; by Todd Rosenberg/courtesy of Chicago Symphony Orchestra; by Rey Lopez/courtesy of Boqueria Chicago