Gaze at Chicago’s incredible horizontal evening cityscape and watch the light-show at Buckingham Fountain for an incredible “Vino con Vista” experience.
Watch this YouTube video of the Windy City Wine Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qiWMpieX8M
What could possibly be better than going to Grant Park in September at dusk and sipping wine from all over the world while listening to live music?
Here’s a link to the full list of wineries for 2012:
Try the Fess Parker Winery Pinot Noir. The festival features more than 270 wines from around the world with wine tasting seminars.
Foodies can flock to the food booths where local restaurants will offer their signature dishes. Last year I liked the Markethouse Restaurant’s very tasty pulled pork sandwich and cornbread. I also liked the steak sandwich at Sullivan’s Steakhouse and The Melting Pot’s fondue.
Here’s the food line-up from the website:
|Caoba Mexican Grill and Bar 1619 N. Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 773-342-2622 www.caobachicago.com||Fire it Up A premier mobile catering service, brings the restaurant to you! 630-984-5240 http://fireituptruck.com/|
|Markethouse Restaurant 300 E. Ohio Street Chicago, IL 60611-3308 312-224-2200 www.markethousechicago.com||Sullivan’s Steakhouse 415 N. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654 312-527-3510 www.sullivansteakhouse.com|
|The Melting Pot 609 N. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654 312-573-0011 www.meltingpot.com||Weber Grill Restaurant 539 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60654 312-467-9696 www.webergrillrestaurant.com|
Last year, Kendall College sent some of their future chefs to the event. There will be cooking demonstrations by top chefs and samples from gourmet food companies. Take time to stroll through the lovely gardens at Grant Park. Our city planners attempted to make Grant Park a “Paris on the Prarie”. This is a great “Vino con Vista” Venue!
Here’s the Entertainment Schedule:
Friday, September 7 4:00-10:00 pm
6:15-6:45 pm Eric Swanson, Tenzing Sake Specialist
6:55-7:25 pm Michelle Gerber, Banfi Vintners
7:45-9:45 pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT
Saturday, September 8 3:00-9:00 pm
4:00-5:00 pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT
5:15-5:50 pm “Barefoot Sweet Wine Sangria Competition – Who Can Cool Down the Fall with the Best Sangria?” JAMES BEGLEY, E & J GALLO
6:00-6:30 pm Eric Swanson, Tenzing Sake Specialist
6:45-8:45 pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino.con.vista.com