Liz Sweeney, Executive Chef of LondonHouse Chicago
LH Rooftop at LondonHouse Chicago – 85 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
• River Vista Tea Service
o The River Vista Tea Service is back at LondonHouse Chicago, happening daily in Bridges Lobby Bar.
o A special tea is launching Black Friday with various holiday themed offerings.
• Rudolph’s Rooftop
o One of LondonHouse Chicago’s favorite events of the year, Rudolph’s Rooftop, is back from November 26 – January 30.
o Guests can enjoy a whimsical winter wonderland of unmatched panoramic city views for the second consecutive year with imaginative holiday décor and festive photo ops.
• New Year’s Eve at LondonHouse
o LondonHouse Chicago is hosting two separate New Year’s Eve parties – one on the rooftop and one in the Juliette Ballroom.
o Enjoy an open bar, an hors d’ouevres buffet, and a midnight buffet in the Juliette Ballroom with live entertainment from Mike and Joe.
o Partake in an open bar, party favors, passed appetizers, and two live DJs and a live violinist on the rooftop.
Louisiana Crab Dip
- 1/2 cup chopped shallot
- 3 TBSP vermouth
- 1/4 cup small, diced celery
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp Crystal’s hot sauce
- 1 tsp Worcestershire
- 1 TBSP lemon zest
- 1oz grated parmesan
- 1/2 TBSP garlic powder
- 1/2 TBSP smoked paprika
- 1/8 tsp cayenne
- 1/2-pound crab meat (canned or fresh)
- 1 package frozen tater tots
- Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packets
Sweat shallots and deglaze with vermouth Let reduce until almost dry
Take softened cream cheese and mix with celery, chives, mayo, sour cream, hot sauce, Worcestershire, lemon zest, parmesan, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne
Combine half the crab meat with the cream cheese mixture and mix well. Lightly fold the other half in, keeping the mixture chunky
Cook tater tots according to package directions, toss in ranch seasoning when finished
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop crab dip into oven safe pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly in the center, adding tater tots around the edge of the dip within the last five minutes.
Sprinkle with chives and serve.