Taste of Chicago pandemic style

Taste of Chicago pandemic style

No worries about rain, heat or humidity at this year’s “Taste of Chicago To Go.”

If you are craving a “Taste of Chicago,” don’t despair. The city has put together an impressive series of virtual events along with an awesome line-up of food vendors for “Taste of Chicago To Go” from July 8 through July 12.

Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

The Taste of Chicago, pandemic style, kicks off at noon  tomorrow (July 8) with a food demonstration by Chef Carlos Gaytan of Tzuco (formerly chef at Mexique) on Youtube. The Michelin-starred chef cooks up what’s arguably the best Mexican fare in the city (sorry, Rick).

Tomorrow, Gaytan will be demonstrating how to make Avocado Flatbread–so get your avocados ready.

Later in the day, you can dance your calories away when SummerDance brings Bollywood to Chicago at SummerDance in Place.The evening, Bollywood & Bhangra with Bollywood Groove and DJ iLLEST promises to get you movin’ from 5:30 to 7:00.

Taste of Chicago to Go Restaurants

Inside Monteverde’s at the 2019 Taste Preview.Photo: Carole Kuhrt=Brewer

Inside Monteverde’s at the 2019 Taste Preview.Photo: Carole Kuhrt=Brewer

The Taste of Chicago To Go has a menu featuring “tastes” from more than 40 would-be Taste vendors from neighborhoods across the city including Arun’s, Eli’s, Billy Goat, Monteverde and Robinson’s No.1 Ribs.

The dining guide includes all the information you need to know to order, along with a few suggested must-try items — similar to the classic Taste of Chicago set up that lets you try bites of restaurant’s signature dishes.

Taste of Chicago Virtual Events


Luella’s Southern Kitchen  chef Danell Reed. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Luella’s Southern Kitchen chef Darnell Reed. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

  • Wednesday, July 8: Chef Carlos Gaytan of Tzuco prepares Avocado Flatbread
  • Thursday, July 9: Chef Maya-Camille Broussard of Justice of the Pies prepares Lemon Lime Cake
  • Friday, July 10: Chef Jessica Romanowski of Care Kitchen Chicago prepares Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Cookies
  • Saturday, July 11: Chef Darnell Reed of Luella’s Southern Kitchen prepares Salsa Con Queso
  • Sunday, July 12: Chef Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde prepares Pasta Fredda with Summer Herb Pesto

Online music and dance performances

  • Wednesday, July 8, 5:30 – 7 p.m.: SummerDance in Place — Bollywood & Bhangra with Bollywood Groove and DJ iLLEST
  • Thursday, July 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m.: Millennium Park at Home Music Series with The Braided Janes and Jon Langford

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