7th Annual CHILL Food and Wine Festival in Chicago

On November 14th I attended my third CHILL food and wine festival at the Merchandise Mart. This is truly the type of tasting event that gets better and better each year! I’m not sure if it’s the fact that Chicago’s restaurant scene is burgeoning with new and tasty arrivals or chefs are just stepping up their game, but the offerings this year were outstanding! One of Chicago’s biggest and most popular culinary events in the city, CHILL featured over 150 world-renowned wines paired with gourmet food from over 40 distinguished chefs hosted in LuxeHome’s 30 kitchen and bath boutiques. If HGTV and Food Network were to have a baby this event would be the child!

Again this year, CHILL benefited three Chicago area organizations: Respiratory Health Association, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and The Lynn Sage Foundation. Over the past six years, CHILL has raised over $500,000 for charity.

This year the restaurants included:

  • ¡AY CHIWOWA!
  • American Junkie
  • The Bedford
  • Bistronomic
  • Bistrot Zinc
  • Café des Architectes
  • The Capital Grille
  • Carnivale
  • Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism
  • The Chopping Block
  • Coco Pazzo
  • Coq d’Or at The Drake Hotel
  • David Burke’s Primehouse
  • The Florentine
  • GE Monogram Design Center
  • Hubbard Inn
  • iNG Restaurant
  • Keefer’s
  • Kinzie Chophouse
  • Little Market Brasserie
  • Markethouse
  • Mercat a la Planxa
  • moto Restaurant
  • Nacional 27
  • Nellcôte
  • Nick’s Fishmarket
  • Nonna Santi’s Biscotti
  • Old Town Social
  • One North
  • Phil Stefani’s
  • Prosecco
  • RA Sushi
  • RL
  • Rockit Bar & Grill
  • Roka Akor
  • Rosebud Restaurants
  • Roy’s
  • The Signature Room
  • Sixteen
  • The Storefront Company
  • Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom
  • Sunda
  • Tocco
  • Two
  • Wildfire
  • Wood Restaurant

Some of my mouthwatering favorites can be viewed in the gallery below! Can you tell that I like lobster?

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