Just reading "Devil in the White City" which adds colour to our Saturday dinner at the ULC.
We used our reciprocal club privileges from our West Vancouver club to visit the ULC and enjoy what was a fabulous dinner. We're in love with the city and its history and being able to visit an integral part of Chicago's past made for a special evening.
We both had steaks and a wonderful full-bodied La Crema Pinot. Service was perfect. ULC was having their father-daughter ball and there was a great buzz and lots of interesting sites. Unfortunately some of the rooms that house some of ULC's incredible artwork were occupied so my wife and I had to sneak in to view some of the pieces.... my wife looks a lot younger than I and perhaps our access was due more to appearances than to my spy skills. Many of ULC's fine pieces including Monet's Pommiers en fleurs were available to see in the more common areas.
For those who value Chicago's history, the decor, staff and atmosphere are well worth a visit. If we had more time we would also have used the fitness facilities and in hindsight would have used its hotel facilities as the Fairmont Millennium was a great disappointment.
Our ULC visit was a great part of our trip. We must thank the organization that runs the reciprocal club program and also warn ULC members not to expect the same experience should they visit our club in West Vancouver..... it has no history and its food isn't fit for our pooch.
- Also Known As:
- Union League Club Hotel Chicago
- Union League Hotel
- Union League Chicago