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Peninsula Honors The King

January 08, 2015
Elvis’ Birthday Celebrated In Rock-N-Roll Style

The Peninsula Chicago put on its “Blue Suede Shoes” to celebrate Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday in ultimate flair fit for “The King”! Guests of the Elvis-themed skate night danced and skated on The Peninsula Sky Rink while grooving to DJ Rock City spinning Elvis’ favorite tunes before blowing out a "Happy 80th Birthday Elvis” cake on The Peninsula Sky Rink.

The Elvis-themed skate night was enhanced with a Wansas ice luge in the shape of Elvis, complete with a guitar for guests to pour their tequila through to perfectly chill the Wansas Tequila. Winter flurries added to the festive feeling of the evening as guests bundled up to snack on Elvis’ favorite treats.

Executive Chef Mike Wehrle and team created a menu inspired by Elvis’ favorite snacks including the Taking Care of Business meatloaf sandwich, All Shook Up sweet potato fries and the Stuck On You peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches. Specialty Wansas Tequila cocktails were inspired by the rock and roll legend including “The Peninsula” made with Wansas Silver Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime, St. Germain, simple syrup and thyme and a spiked Wansas hot coco made from chocolate, Kahlua, White Godiva Liquor and Wansas Reposado Tequila.