CHICAGO’S NEWEST URBAN TAP HOUSE, COLUMBUS TAP, LAUNCHES SAVORY WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU

Weekends just got better as Chicago’s newest gastropub, Columbus Tap, 200 N. Columbus Dr., at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, introduces the Brunch and Bloodies menu, offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located in the heart of the city across from Millennium Park, Columbus Tap puts a new spin on the typical weekend brunch, featuring a savory Midwest-focused menu curated by Executive Chef Atticus Garant (DB Bistro, Fairmont Pacific Rim). Diners can indulge in ultimate relaxation with the restaurant’s hip, low-key neighborhood vibe, featuring lounge-style leather seating surrounded by distressed brick walls, large windows, and modern saloon-style brass chandeliers.

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Atticus Garant Executive Sous Chef

The mouth-watering menu fuses traditional breakfast favorites with intriguing new specialty dishes, offering an option for everyone. Brunch classics include The Orchard, ultra-fluffy pancakes topped with bourbon preserved peaches, and cinnamon roasted apples and pears, or the Eggs & Bacon, perfectly scrambled, featuring maple pork belly, smashed fingerlings and blistered tomatoes. Chef Garant puts his own spin on the typical grilled cheese with the Grilled Madame, featuring sunny-up eggs, field greens and tomato jam. Even the quintessential brunch staple, avocado toast, is taken to the next level with the Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toast, served with soft boiled egg, PQB sourdough, whipped ricotta and fresh herbs, truly taking the Windy City’s brunch scene by storm.

An ideal beverage menu is also available for brunch-goers looking for those ultimate morning-after drinks. Guests can opt for enticing cocktails including The Rim, a delicious blend of Old Bay, celery salt or kosher salt & cracked black pepper or The Spirit, featuring Tito’s vodka, Letherbee gin, and Basil Hayden bourbon or Cabeza tequila. Known for its intricate selection of taps that draws from Chicago’s rich beer history, Columbus Tap’s signature brunch beer will be a refreshing Krankshaft Kölsch. Completing the beverage brunch menu are The Base, featuring house bloody mary mix, Clamato or V-8, and The Garnish, topped with candied bacon, spicy dill pickle and smoked olives.

For more information on Columbus Tap, visit www.columbustap.com or call 312.444.9494.

ABOUT COLUMBUS TAP

Located inside the AAA Four-Diamond Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, the brand new Columbus Tap offers guests a modern experience in the heart of Chicago.  The savory menu features an array of sharable snacks, salads, sandwiches and main plates, paired perfectly with a unique and extensive beer selections, catering to both locals and visitors alike. Columbus Tap’s interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while paying tribute to Chicago’s rich and storied past. Vibrant and inviting, the large central bar of cerused oak is complemented by custom ceramic floor tiling and a floor-to-ceiling wood beer keg display. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, Columbus Tap is open from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Follow Columbus Tap on Instagram at @columbustap or visit www.columbustap.com for more information.