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November 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
After enjoying the Kungsholm exhibit ‘Encore! Encore!’ and fika at the Swedish American Museum, guests make their way to Lawry’s The Prime Rib (100 E. Ontario St.) by 12:30 p.m. to continue the Swedish experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of the restaurant’s Kungsholm Theatre past and a three-course lunch. Lunch includes coffee or hot tea along with Lawry’s Original Spinning Bowl Salad, Sourdough Bread & Sweet Cream Butter, and guest’s choice of entrée choosing from 6 oz. California Cut Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef served with au jus mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, creamed spinach, whipped cream horseradish, and Yorkshire Pudding; pan seared Skuna Bay Salmon served with butternut squash puree, caramelized apples, baby kale, and apple gastrique; or Potato Gnocchi served with seasonal vegetables and parmesan broth. Lunch ends with Raspberry English Trifle. The Kungsholm experience ends by 2:30 p.m.
Please note: Transportation from the Swedish American Museum to Lawry’s The Prime Rib is not included in the ticket price. Guests are responsible for their own transportation and must arrive to Lawry’s by 12:30 p.m. (100 E. Ontario St., Chicago) on November 10 to continue the experience.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, one of Chicago’s most treasured steakhouses which opened in 1974, is one of the city’s great architectural landmarks. Housed in the 1890’s McCormick Mansion turned Kungsholm Puppet Theater, the timeless steakhouse is packed with colorful history. Prior to becoming Lawry’s, Chicago restaurateur, Danish born Fredrik Chramer, took over the building in 1937 and added significant square footage and a commanding facade and remodeled the interior in Swedish Modern style. In 1940, inspired by the puppet shows he loved as a child in Denmark, Chramer turned the space into what would become the internationally known Kungsholm Puppet Theater. Over the years, his unique 13-inch tall handcrafted stringless puppets, operated by puppeteers on rolling stools beneath the floor, would entertain over a million people with elaborately staged puppet operas.