The third annual "Chicago Gourmet" was all about eating, drinking and, of course, rubbing elbows with celebrity chefs such as Rick Bayless, Cat Cora and Graham Elliot and I didn't see any of them, but we had a great time. I did meet lots of other wonderful people and had a good time chatting in line and passing out business cards/receiving them.
I got tickets at the last minute from Pat Mangan of Moet Hennessy. I'm creating a piece for the Ruinart Champagne annual event and I will post later. In the mean time I was there to introduce myself to Pat and we had a great time. The people were everywhere, the lines were long, the weather was not the warmest or sunny, but we had a great time.
Champagne, wine, beer, Patron Ultimate Mule, Lemoncello, Hennessy Black and I'm glad that most drinks were in small cups. You just got a sip or two. Cheeses, crackers, breads of all types and some fruits. The food lines where just so long. We went to 5-Guys afterward and were told that we were not the only ones from the event that had stopped by. We enjoyed every bite and crumb. It's been a good weekend of art, food, drinks, and people. Enjoy the slide show.