Celebration of Food and Wine at Chicago Gourmet 2012

Chicago Gourmet 2012 is an annual  Celebration of Food and Wine sponsored by Bon Appetit. This highly-anticipated interactive culinary event is a weekend epicurean affair that showcases more than 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned wineries, spirit makers and premium breweries. It also features dozens of live cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, wine seminars and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers and winemakers.

Chicago Gourmet 2012 Dine Around Receipt Holder

Chicago Gourmet 2012 Dine Around Receipt Holder

WHEN: Chicago Gourmet 2012 will be hosted in Millennium Park, Sept 28-30, 2012

Tickets and More Information:  http://chicagogourmet.org/

Nomi chef
312 Chicago's Chef Luca Corazzina
312 Chicago’s Chef Luca Corazzina
Quartino Restaurant in Chicago
Quartino Restaurant’s Chef in Chicago

Chicago is an international culinary mecca for foodies. There are many rising stars like Jimmy Bannos Jr. , a third generation Chicago restaurant owner and Chef. Here’s a video of the 2011 Chicago Gourmet Festival http://youtu.be/LiB0O2Y_A_g

Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig in Chicago

I love the Millennium Park venue that was dedicated by Mayor Richard Daley in July of 2004 as a gift to the people of Chicago. We take every opportunity to use this incredible facility!

Chicago Gourmet 2011
Chicago Gourmet 2011

The extraordinary event promotes Chicago’s impressive world-class food and wine community. Last year there was a Grand Cru Wine event at the Harris Theater Rooftop.

Chicago Gourmet 2011 Grand Cru Event
Chicago Gourmet 2011
Chicago Gourmet 2011

Forget about dieting during the weekend event or during the entire month of September. There will be 140 chefs participating in the three-day event with plenty of wine-tasting opportunities; as well as a “Dine Around” promotion.

Some of the restaurants in my “Rush Street” video  participate in “Chicago Gourmet“.

Gibson's Steakhouse on Rush Street
Gibson’s Steakhouse on Rush Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a short Video of some of my favorite restaurants on Rush Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT858R6N2gw.

Some of the participating movers and shakers include Chicago’s culinary gurus, Chicago chefs, master sommeliers and extraordinary wine makers.

Chicago Gourmet 2011

The Chicago Gourmet Event “aims to highlight the city as an international culinary destination via its unparalleled epicurean talent”.

Chicago Gourmet 2011
Chicago’s Michelin Chefs
Chicago Gourmet 2011

Dine around

The Bon Appétitand Chicago Gourmet Dine Around extends the event beyond Millennium Park into some of the city’s best restaurants. From Saturday, September 1, 2012 through Sunday, September 30, 2012, special prix-fixe menus will be available at participating Dine Around restaurants, offering guests a unique dining experience as well as a chance to earn a free ticket to the event.

Dine Around Receipt Holder for Chicago Gourmet 2012
Dine Around Receipt Holder for Chicago Gourmet 2012

Go get your special receipt folder and and start “Dining Around” today. Dine in 5 participating restaurants from the list below and save your receipts in the special folder. The folder has a list of all participating restaurants. Then redeem them for a complimentary one-day Chicago Gourmet Ticket at the “Dine Around Redemption” Registration Booth on the day of the event.

This offer is not applicable to the Hamburger Hop. We started our Dine Around Journey at Gibson’s on Rush and ordered the Salmon and Filet. We love dining outside at this popular Rush Street Restaurant.

Filet with Bernaise Sauce at Gibson's on Rush in Chicago
Filet with Bernaise Sauce at Gibson’s on Rush in Chicago
Salmon with mash potatoes and broccoli at Gibson's on Rush Street
Salmon with mash potatoes and broccoli at Gibson’s on Rush Street

We also went to Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush and ordered the incredible antipasto platter with some linguini with clam and an order of ravioli with pesto sauce. I had a margarita that was out of this world. Then we had a bottle of Frog’s Leap wine. I am never disappointed at this restaurant!

Linguini at Phil Stefani's 437 Rush

Antipasto at Phil Stefani's 437 Rush

Ravioli at Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Ravioli at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Fabulous Margarita at Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Fabulous Margarita at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush

Frog's Leap Cab at Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Frog’s Leap Cab at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Excellent WIne List at Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Excellent WIne List at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush

2012 participating Dine Around restaurants:

Chicago Gourmet Map 2011

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com. Buon Appetito!

English: From top left: Downtown Chicago, the ...
English: From top left: Downtown Chicago, the Willis Tower, the Chicago Theater, the Chicago “L”, Navy Pier, the Field Museum, and Millenium Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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