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September 28, 2015 | Press

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Chicago Gourmet takes the cake (and wine) for best food fest

 

By Morgan Olsen

 

As soon as I arrived at Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park this weekend, I suffered an acute case of sensory overload. Glasses of bubbly rosé bobbed around me, the smell of fire-roasted pork wafted my way, a voice over the speaker system announced Rick Bayless was taking the main stage and I spotted a tray of gold-dusted macarons in my peripheral. This must be heaven, I thought. After collecting myself, a wine glass and plate for food, I made my way toward the madness and didn’t look back

 

 

In the events that followed, I ate my weight in food, chatted with the Chicago chefs that prepared each sample, sipped wines from around the world, Instagrammed the hell out of a very adorable dessert and passed out in a food coma as soon as I got home.

 

Tickets for the event ran from $170 per day to $275 for a weekend pass. And though I was graciously granted a press pass for the event, I wouldn’t think twice about forking over the cash to attend this event again. Here’s a food-focused rundown of some of the things I ate this weekend.

 

SUNDAY

Paramount Events pork and wild mushroom ragu over stone-ground polenta: Served on a bed of greens and tiny wild flowers, this dish won the award for best dressed.

 

 

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