ElTapeo_145x112pxAfter a year of rave reviews, fine dining and the site of some of the hottest events, tapas-style restaurant, El Tapeo, will celebrate its first anniversary by offering guests a savory prix fixe menu throughout the month of August. Diners will enjoy one appetizer, one salad, one entrée and one dessert, plus bottomless signature red or white sangria, all for only $50 plus tax. Located on the 9th floor of Le Méridien Chicago, Oakbrook Center, 2100 Spring Road in Oak Brook, El Tapeo boasts breathtaking views of the city with floor-to-ceiling, wrap around windows.

Culinary artist and Chicago native Executive Chef Franco Diaz has created the menu of the restaurant’s most popular dishes as decided by guests over the past year. Appetizer tapas selection includes Datiles, Medjool dates stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon, Mejillones, sherry vinegar poached mussels, peppers, onions, garlic and cilantro, Gambas, shrimp sautéed in garlic as well as Croquetas de Setas, cremini mushroom fritters and cilantro yogurt; salads include Pulpo, black pepper glazed octopus, fennel salad and lime dressing as well as Ensalada de Pera, rioja wine poached pear, baby spinach, blue cheese and almonds; entrees include Carne Asada, Pollo, orange tomato glazed chicken and garlic potato; as well as the restaurant’s famous Pescado del Dia Pollo, serrano wrapped monkfish, sautéed clams and frisee citrus salad. Guests will finish off their meal with a dessert selection includingChurros, Tarta de Limon, and Cremá Catalana, a dark chocolate brûlee custard.

Hailed as “A harmonious dining experience” by the Daily Herald, El Tapeo’s sleek dining room and lounge offer guests the ultimate relaxing atmosphere. Regular hours for the restaurant are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The lounge is open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The lounge features a diverse lineup of talented artists performing from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. A reduced food menu will be available beginning at 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.eltapeorestaurant.com.

About Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center

Located in Greater Chicago directly adjacent to Oakbrook Center and steps from sophisticated shops and upscale dining, Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center is a destination of choice for visitors to the western Chicago suburbs. From floor plan to room key, Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center brings a new lens on Oak Brook through the work of local Chicago artists and abstract installations representing notable Chicago symbols. Mies Van der Rohe inspired furnishings greet arriving guests, along with a grand, one-of-a-kind mural depicting the architecture of the city by famed muralist Justus Roe. Floor by floor, guests rise to uncover moments that are uniquely Chicago, including images taken from Chicago’s signature “L” train, stunning photographs portraying Chicagoland locals caught in the rain, and custom graphic patterns throughout, created by Starwood’s award-winning design team, abstract designs of local contextual nuances, including original Daniel Burnham city plans for Chicago and maps of the public spaces of the Windy City. Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center offers 3,500 square feet of event space and 172 artfully designed guestrooms and suites including two luxurious Spa Suites, unparalleled in the Western Suburbs. The ninth floor features spectacular panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows, a 3,000 square foot Grand Salon Ballroom, Executive Club Lounge, and the area’s hottest new restaurant, El Tapeo, offering authentic Spanish cuisine, infused with bold and authentic flavors. Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center offers all the benefits of the Starwood Preferred Guest Loyalty program. For more information visit www.lemeridienoakbrook.com.