Reps from the upcoming Conrad Chicago hotel, being built right now off Michigan Avenue in prep for a summer open, finally have details on the food and drink options inside the 287-room hotel. Latinicity's Richard Sandoval Restaurants will handle the three concepts, including a rooftop bar. Yes, that rooftop bar is confirmed now.
Here's a brief rundown of the concepts pegged for inside space coming to 101 E. Erie St.:
• Baptiste & Bottle: This is the name of the bar and restaurant on the 20th floor, and will feature "a classic American menu." That means salads, charcuterie and flatbreads, as well as "hearty entrees." Servers will mix and pour cocktails tableside, and they're touting barrel-aged cocktails.
• Casa Obake: Chicago loves rooftop bars, and this one promises to mix Japanese food with Latin touches. Sushi, sashimi and hibachi-style Wagyu are on the sharable menu, along with sake and Japanese beer. Reps described the decor as Japanese. Look out for interactive torches.
• Culaccino: Every hotel needs a ground-floor restaurant, and that's Culaccino, kind of an Italian diner serving all three meals. Breakfast paninis, pastries and flatbread pizzas are on the menu. Kegged negronis will be on tap, as well as Italian sodas and locally-roasted coffee will be available. They didn't mention of a coffee shop roaster by name, but a Facebook post sure endorses Ipsento Coffee.