February 14, 2012
Chicago O’Hare Welcomes Two New Wine Bars with HMSHost
Beaudevin and Bubbles Wine Bars feature a world-class selection of wines, sparkling wines, and gourmet food pairings
CHICAGO – The Windy City welcomes two stylish new wine bars to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), opening just in time for travelers going through the airport on Valentine’s Day. Over the weekend, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and HMSHost opened Bubbles Wine Bar in Terminal 3 and Beaudevin Wine Bar in Terminal 1. Both locations offer travelers fine wines and sparkling wines that can be paired with gourmet entrées and small plates, perfect for enjoying with a sweetheart, friends, or solo.
“On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are so pleased to welcome Beaudevin and Bubbles to O’Hare and provide to our travelers further world-class dining and drink options,” said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. “Beaudevin and Bubbles are examples of the efforts Chicago is committed to making at our airports to cater to our global travelers’ palates with distinctive dining and beverage options, from sit-down restaurants to cafes to wine bars.”
Beaudevin loosely translates into “the beauty of wine.” Located in Concourse C near Gate 17, the wine bar offers travelers to chance to relax in an informal, European-influenced atmosphere, reminiscent of a château cellar, combining traditional design materials with contemporary elements.
By offering travelers a choice of more than 20 red, white or sparkling wines, Beaudevin enhances the wine experience for travelers with wines by the glass, bottle or flight. Small plates including Olives de Provence or figs, as well as tartines including Roasted Herbed Chicken, Turkey Berry Goat Cheese or Scottish Smoked Salmon are designed to complement the floral elegance of a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, or the richness and refinement of a Mouton-Cadet Bordeaux or Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Bubbles Wine Bar, located in Terminal 3 near Gate H4, focuses on bubbly beverages together with sushi roll pairings. First introduced by HMSHost at Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport and named by Executive Life magazine as one of the “chic-est airport bars,” Bubbles has now crossed the Atlantic to become one of the newest treasures of U.S. domestic airports. With an elegant approach to dining, Bubbles features boutique beers and sparkling wines together with delectable dishes of specialty sushi rolls, such as Maki Classic Rolls including the California Roll or the Spicy Tuna Roll. Specialty Rolls include the Spider Roll with deep fried soft shell crab, avocado, asparagus, chives, spicy mayo and tobiko (red flying fish roe).
“Travelers to and through Chicago O’Hare will enjoy visiting either of these stylish, relaxing wine bars with gourmet menus, where they can linger over a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with a charcuterie plate, or step in for a brief bite of sushi and a pleasant Ecco Domani as they find their way to a nearby gate,” said Stephen Douglas, Vice President of Business Development, HMSHost. “We’re sure Beaudevin and Bubbles will delight travelers and wine lovers of all kinds.”
In support of O’Hare’s ongoing commitment to sustainable best practices, Beaudevin offers several wines made with organically grown grapes. These wines include the Bonterra Chardonnay, King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris, Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon, Paul Dolan Vineyards Zinfandel, and Parducci Cabernet Sauvignon.
Passengers will be able to enjoy the soothing sounds of piano music and make song requests of pianists when available; however, the piano music won’t end when the pianist’s shift does. Self-playing pianos with more than 2,000 songs will entertain passengers at both wine bars, giving travelers a chance to relax and unwind.
About Chicago Department of Aviation
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is self-supporting, using no local or state tax dollars for operations or capital improvements at O’Hare and Midway International airports. Together, Chicago’s airports generate more than $45 billion in annual economic activity and create 540,000 jobs for the region. Please visit www.flychicago.com to learn more about the Chicago Department of Aviation.
HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.5 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.7 billion in 2010, the Group operates in 35 countries and employs some 62,000 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information and find us on Facebook at HMSHost Making the Traveler’s Day Better.