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Virgin Hotel Unveiling Izakaya-Inspired Rooftop Cerise on April 29

Chef Rick Gresh's team will serve Japanese small plates, cocktails, and more.

It's up there.
It's up there.
Nick Fochtman

High above the Loop, Sir Richard Branson and company are almost ready to unveil Chicago's newest trendy rooftop—and the last food component of the first Virgin Hotel in the world. Cerise, a slick indoor/outdoor terrace that serves Japanese small plates and libations, will open to the public on April 29.

There's a variety of rooms and seating options at Cerise, which lines three sides of the roof, including a main glass bar, long low-slung blue velvet couches, and a DJ desk. Chef Rick Gresh and team will churn out "izakaya-inspired" dumplings, sashimi, "chicken wings," oysters and more for the local illuminati, who can sip punches, cocktails, sake, wine and beer while overlooking the glorious Chicago skyline.

The general public will get a chance to check Cerise out in person in a week from today. Until then, look over the menu below.

Virgin Hotel

203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 940-4440