James Beard Foundation Eats Week Dinner Cruise

James Beard Foundation Eats Week Dinner Cruise

The 29th Annual James Beard Awards returns to Chicago on May 6th, and in celebration, Odyssey Lake Michigan will proudly feature two special menu items in honor of James Beard from April 26th to May 3rd. Odyssey is one of many Chicago dining destinations offering exclusive James Beard 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

Select cruises April 26th - May 3rd

  • Three-course menu with specialty, James Beard-inspired dishes
  • Private table with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline
  • Live DJ music entertainment and dance floor
  • Price: from $114.90* | All ages welcome

Pricing & Schedules

  • First Course

    Choice of one

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


    Available for an additional price

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
    Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
    Seafood Tower
    Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli

    2.5 oz. 1/2 Steamed Lobster Tail

  • Entrées

    Choice of one

    Specialty, James Beard-inspired item
    Seared Fresh Ahi Tuna with Jalapeno Pepper & Coconut Sauce
    Rice Noodle Salad with Rice Vinegar | Baby Bok Choy | Mint, Cilantro & Basil | Fresno Chili Pepper | Scallions

    Specialty, James Beard-inspired item
    Oven Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
    Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Scallions | Creamy Crimino Mushroom Sauce | Haricots Vert

    Jumbo Forrest Mushroom Ravioli
    Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto
    Braised Beef Short Rib
    Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce 

    Pan Seared Fresh Pacific Cod
    LEmon Beurre Blanc Sauce | Baby Spinach & Potato Mash | Steamed Rock Shrimp  


    Available for an additional price

    8 oz. USDA Choice Filet Mignon
    Potato & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

    18 oz. USDA Prime Striploin
    Potato & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Cafe de Paris Butter
    2-5 oz. Broiled Main Lobster Tails
    Truffle Potatoes | Celery & Apple Slaw | Corn on the Cob | Drawn Butter

  • Desserts

    Choice of one

    Eli’s New York Style Original Cheesecake
    Strawberry Compote

    Triple Chocolate Mud Pie
    Orange & Ginger Preserves | White Chocolate Covered Strawberry
    Duo of Sorbet
    Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit

    Freshly Cut Fruit and Strawberries
    Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Sauce | Fresh Mint

    Chocolate Decadent Cake
    Mixed Berries | Raspberry Sauce
    Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce


    Available for an additional price

    French Macarons
    Champagne Chocolate Truffles

  • Drinks

    Included With Your Ticket
    Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea

    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.