Michelle, my friend in all things foodie, took me to Chicago Gourmet at Millennium Park on Sunday. This fabulous event had over 100 chef tastings, wine, beer, spirits, chef demos and silent auction. We started out hungry and slightly overwhelmed by the number of choices, but quickly got in line and into a groove (aided by the handy Chicago Gourmet I phone app!). With at least 3 chefs per tent presenting a nice variety of beautifully plated tastes, we were quickly on our way to being euphorically happy/stuffed, despite the rain.
Highlights- Braised shortrib and gruyere sandwich on extremely buttery brioche type bread from Socca, squid and tomato salad from MK, salmon sashimi from Giuseppe Trentori in the Buick tent, and our finale, the pot de creme from Sixteen (pictured above, shortly before being devoured).
*first photo by Huge Galdones for Grub Street Chicago.