HIT THE ROOF
Two years in the making, The Peninsula Chicago’s recently opened Z Bar ( chicago.peninsula
.com) is the latest rooftop lounge to debut on a lively stretch of Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile. Views from its outdoor terrace are a treat, but so too are cocktails like Manhattan Royale, a blend of Elijah Craig Bourbon and straight rye on ice laced with 24-karat gold. Meanwhile, the menu scours the globe for inspiration, offering gourmet tater tots stuffed with bone marrow and Bordelais sauce, and daikon frites that feature lap cheong sausage and spiced tomato jam.