315 N. LaSalle, Chicago
Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and 5
p.m.-10 p.m Saturday. Closed Sunday.
This month Fulton's is serving an amazing Mother's Day Brunch from
10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13, designed for grown-ups and kids alike. For
information, visit fultonsontheriver.com or call (312)
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Even after one of the loveliest winters I've ever spent in
Chicago, I am overjoyed to see spring show up early this year. This
month's destination is perfect for the next two beautiful seasons
Jon and I visited Fulton's on the River, a charming spot on
North LaSalle Street smack dab on the Chicago River. We were
treated to a sneak peek at the specialty cocktails and gourmet
concoctions they're cooking up for the warmer nights headed our
We started off with a Pimm's Cup, described by the beverage
manager and our host for the night as "the cocktail the Brits drink
at all their fancy sporting events." It is a light and refreshing
citrus and bitters combo infused with mint and cucumber. It tasted
all innocent, but I am sure it could get you in a bit of trouble
We also met Chef Kevin Schulz, who came to the table with our
appetizer: super-thin beef carpaccio wrapped around truffled
whipped egg yolks. A "Ka-POW!" kind of creation he created just for
fun, just for us. Yeah, that's how we roll.
What followed were a few more cocktails, including a festive and
yummy Moscow Mule made with ginger beer and a Caipirinha made with
Brazilian rum. Both super delish.
We also sampled a braised sea bass over sautéed kale in cabernet
sauce and my favorite, an Alaskan halibut with Brussel sprout
chips. Everything we ate was infused with Chef Kevin's playful and
We wrapped it up with warm bread pudding croquettes that came
with three ridiculously tasty dipping sauces and a lovely glass of
lightly sweet Muscato wine. I could have bathed in that
If you're in the mood for an on-the-water,
in-the-heart-of-the-city romantic night out, then Fulton's on the
River is your place. Its stunning deck is open all summer and it's
definitely the place to be.
Each month Meredith Sinclair shares super ways to spend that
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Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
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