James Beard Cruise

James Beard Foundation Eats Week Dinner Cruise

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The 28th Annual James Beard Awards returns to Chicago on May 7th, and in celebration, Odyssey will proudly feature a special menu item in honor of James Beard from April 27th to May 7th. Odyssey is one of many Chicago dining destinations offering exclusive Eats Week selections. Come aboard and experience the same upscale cuisine, attentive service and breathtaking skyline views as featured on our Signature cruises, with an extended menu to excite your curiosity. Book Now

James Beard Dinner Cruises

April 27th - May 7th

  • Three-course menu with specialty, James Beard-inspired dish
  • Private table with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline
  • Live DJ music entertainment and dance floor
  • Price: from $109.90* | All ages welcome

Pricing & Schedules

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  • First Course

    Choice of one

    Caesar Salad
    Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley
    Lobster Soup
    Brioche Croutons | Scallions


    Available for an additional price

    2.5 oz. 1/2 Steamed Lobster Tail
    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
    Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
    Seafood Tower
    Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli

  • Entrées

    Choice of one

    Specialty, James Beard-inspired item
    Pan Seared Fresh Atlantic Cod
    Mashed Fingerling Potatoes with Baby Spinach | Lemon Beurre Blanc | Sautéed Pacific Rock Shrimp | Micro Basil
    Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
    Sweet Corn, Red Bell Pepper & Thyme Succotash | Cajun Cream Sauce
    Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast
    Fingerling Potatoes & Chives | Haricot Verts | Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce
    Braised Beef Short Rib
    Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce   
    Jumbo Forrest Mushroom Ravioli
    Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallot’s | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Oil


    Available for an additional price

    8 oz. USDA Choice Filet Mignon
    Truffle Potatoes | Glazed Baby Carrots | Haricot Verts | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
    2 each 5 oz. Broiled, Main Lobster Tails
    Truffle Potatoes | Glazed Baby Carrots | Corn on the Cob | Herb Butter

  • Desserts

    Choice of one

    Eli’s Original Cheesecake
    Strawberry Sauce
    Duo of Sorbet
    Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Cut Fruit
    Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries
    Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Custard | Fresh Mint
    Chocolate Decadent Cake
    Mixed Berries | Raspberry Sauce
    Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

  • Drinks

    Included With Your Ticket
    Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

    Available For Purchase
    Signature cocktails; domestic, imported and local craft beer; and an extensive wine list are available onboard.

*Prices do not include taxes or fees and are subject to change.