This past Sunday I attended Chicago Gourmet, presented by Bon Appetit and as usual it did not disappoint, beautiful weather again set the scene for the perfect day.
Chicago Gourmet is a culinary food fest, not only does it showcase some of the city’s finest chefs and restaurants, it’s jammed packed with seminars, live cooking demos, book signings, gourmet tastings of desserts and food galore.
On the beverage side there’s an abundance of wine, beer, cocktails and spirits, it’s definitely an event for adults only.
One could not possibly taste and drink everything they have to offer, you have to pick and choose what’s calling your name that day, but it’s sure fun trying!
Honestly, I can watch the live demos all day long, it’s so fun and time goes by so fast, the venue is great, you’re close and up front and you’re able to talk to the chefs before and after in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
There are tasting pavilions and exhibitors all around, you name it they have it, every cuisine you can think of and yes, there’s ever present lines, but they move pretty fast, especially with a glass of wine in your hands!
You have to pace yourself, I never eat the bread, you would be stuffed in ten minutes!
The sweets are insane, I could post a hundred photos!
I love the vibe, the beautiful backdrop of Millennium Park, the food, the wine, the whole package!
See you in 2016!
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