From recognized culinary publications to word of mouth, Chicago’s culinary scene is one of the best in the nation. With some of the best new restaurants in the country to internationally recognized chefs, Chicago’s culinary scene is exciting. With so much amazing food available, Chicagoans could eat out for years. Since many people lack an unlimited dining budget, a food festival is a wonderful way to experience some of the culinary delights without spending thousands.
Over the next couple of weeks, Chicago will host several culinary events that allows Chicagoans to experience some of the city’s best and brightest culinary talents. Here are a few of the upcoming highlights.
Presented by Bon Appetit, Chicago Gourmet is often referred to as culinary heaven. This multiple day event brings together some of Chicago’s best and brightest chefs. Millennium Park is transformed into a culinary wonderland. From chef’s demos to informative demos, the event is informative as well as festive. For most guests, the event is a perfect way to try all the best restaurants that the city offers. With numerous stations, which change throughout the day, guests can taste delicate seafood dishes to robust grilled plates. Although tickets for the main event are sold out, other events like Rise and Shine Gourmet for families are still available.
On October 3 and 4, Chicago will be engaged in a discussion on the future of food. Taste Talks brings together leaders, foodies and regular people to converse, share experiences and enjoy amazing food. The weekend offers a variety of seminars, dining experiences and culminating with the All Star BBQ. Sunday’s All Star BBQ is perfect for foodie families. This all-ages event brings together 12 chefs for a marvelous outdoor culinary experience. For more information on Taste Talks and to purchase tickets, please visit www.taste-talks.com.
Hall Wine release of Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon
All wines are not created equal. HALL St. Helena will be hosting a Chicago release party for its flagship Kathyrn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. The newly release 2012 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 97+ points by Robert Parker.
“2012 is one of the most exciting vintages this Valley has seen in a decade,” says vintner, Kathryn Walt Hall. “We are thrilled with how Steve Leveque and his winemaking team have consistently crafted this wine each year, maximizing each vintage to produce the best possible result. This is truly the best fruit Napa has to offer.”
Chicago will have the opportunity to taste HALL wines on September 30 at the Dana Hotel & Spa. The event will feature wines and bites that pair perfectly. Tickets for the event are $90 and can be purchased on Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1H6NVv0.