Posts in category "Events"

Food+Wine Festival Coming to Chicago

Food+Wine Festival Coming to Chicago
This morning I received a very exciting announcement that Lincoln Park and Grant Park will be jointly hosting the inaugural Chicago Food+Wine Festival and it will be happening August 28-30 this year! World-class chefs, sommeliers, cocktail experts, culinary personalities, rising stars, musical acts and more will showcase their talent, innovation and unique flavors of Chicago.... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week First Bites 2015 Recap

Chicago Restaurant Week First Bites 2015 Recap
Last week Union Station’s Great Hall hosted Choose Chicago’s First Bites Bash, a sold out event that successfully kicked off the start of the eighth-annual Chicago Restaurant Week. Officially lasting two weeks from January 30th to February 12th, the 14-day dining event highlights multiple course menus at 300 restaurants around Chicago! This year over 50... Read more »

Eater 38 Restaurants Participating in Chicago Restaurant Week

Eater 38 Restaurants Participating in Chicago Restaurant Week
If you’re a food-lover in Chicago it’s likely that you check out the Eater’s 38 Essential Restaurants when you’re looking for a great dining experience. They’ve got everything from Thai and Ethiopian food to the latest Boka bombshell in River North. So this year I scoured the Choose Chicago Chicago Restaurant Week list for restaurants... Read more »
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Holiday Food Events in Chicago

Holiday Food Events in Chicago
Chicago is a city that loves to be festive, and the holidays are a great excuse to check out the many great eating and drinking events happening all around the city. I know that as soon as the temperature drops below freezing Chicagoans tend to hibernate, but save that for January and February! I’ve put... Read more »

5 Fall Ingredients-Ignore the Winter Weather

5 Fall Ingredients-Ignore the Winter Weather
Despite Chicago’s bone-chilling temperatures, my calendar reminded me that winter doesn’t actually start until December 21st. That means that we technically have a full month of autumn left to savor all the great fall flavors that are still in season. Last week I attended LuxeHome’s CHILL Food and Wine festival at the Merchandise Mart for... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet Recap

A view of the beautiful Millennium Park filling up with foodies
Each year the beginning of fall in Chicago is marked by one of my favorite culinary events, Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appetit. This year the weather couldn’t have been better for a day of wining and dining through the well groomed lawn of Millennium Park.  More than 150 Chicago chefs along with wine, spirits,... Read more »
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Food Rocks: Food Network in Concert Recap

Food Rocks: Food Network in Concert Recap
Ravinia Park was the home of the first ever Food Network in Concert in Chicago a few weekends back. Celebrity chefs, drink experts, pop stars and over 100 different wineries joined some of Chicago’s best chefs and mixologists in an afternoon of fun and feasting. The day started off with walking around and tasting over... Read more »

10 Tips for Attending Chicago Gourmet

1. Make a Game Plan: Chicago Gourmet has their full schedule of food pavilions, seminars, food demos, event map, list of exhibitors and chefs, and more online. With 12 different pavilions dedicated to eating and a limited time period in which each chef appears, make a list of your “must-haves” in order to make sure... Read more »

Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!

Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!
This Saturday Food Network Stars Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Jose Garces, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jeff Mauro, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian will join a bevy of Chicago-based chefs at Ravinia in Highland Park to jam out to the music of John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, Twin Forks, Raul Midón, Zane Carney, California Wives and more for the... Read more »
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Shine and Dine 2014 Chicago

Shine and Dine 2014 Chicago
This August I attended the fourth annual Shine and Dine gala benefiting Step Up Women’s Network at the beautiful Bridgeport Arts Center’s Skyline Loft in Chicago. The beautiful loft space overlooking the Chicago skyline This was the third year I attended along with my sister and it’s come to be one of our favorite charity... Read more »