Chicago Gourmet is one of our most FAVORITE event, it’s such an amazing combination of foodie lovers, beverages and culinary masters.
We made sure to make a picture with the bean and the Bon Appetit Magazine step and repeat for the full “Chicago Gourmet” experience!
In addition to the ability to enjoy the weather (most of the time) in Millennium Park! This past Chicago Gourmet (2014) we had the BEST weather and were happy walk the whole event to check all the tents! We ran into one of our favorite mixologists (perhaps Chicago’s most famous mixologist), Benjamin Newby who shared with us one of his newest projects, Somrus, the original Indian Cream Liquor, full of flavor and culture!!!
The lines for food were a bit long when we were there but it was easy to taste many of the exhibiting beer, wines and spirits!
The Chandon champagne slushies were a favorite! So tasty and refreshing! As always Chandon was on the southern side of the park with their elevated mat that they put down under their area. We are proud to share that we did NOT trip on it this year! An accomplishment for us!
One of our favorites that we tasted during the event was Bartenura, a variety of wines from Italy from many of the best wine regions!
One of the most fun parts of the day was playing with the Celebrity Cruises huge chair and props were SO fun! Think photobooth without the booth! We ran into Billy Dec who of corse jumped right onto the HUGE chair with us for a photo! Check out some of the props we got our hands on!
If you ‘ve never attended we HIGHLY recommend making sure to check out this event. It’s a wonderful time in the park and such a great opportunity to sample new wines, beers and spirits! This years’ Chicago Gourmet will be September 26th and 27th and tickets are available at: www.chicagogourmet.org
Additionally, our 2015 Mac & Cheese Fest will be held in October!! CLICK HERE to be the first to receive information about the event!!!
We hope to see you this fall at both events!