GRAND COCHON 2017

COCHON555 is one of my favorite events, and this year was extra special because Chicago was home to the GRAND COCHON competition. That means the 14 chefs/restaurants that won in their  city all traveled here to showcase their best dishes at Morgan Manufacturing, utilizing as many parts of a heritage pig. That means all the […]

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CHICAGO GOURMET 2017

My favorite food event, Chicago Gourmet, was held in Millennium Park last weekend and it was the 10yr Anniversary! HUGE congrats to the IMR and Bon Appetit magazine teams for putting on an amazing event in this gorgeous city. This year, I went on both Saturday and Sunday – it was aggressive, and I’m not […]

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TACO FEST 2017

Because it’s TACO TUESDAY, let’s remember what a blast we had at the first TACO FEST two weeks ago. What I expected before arriving to Mago Grill in the Roosevelt Collection was the usual type of food event – participating restaurants each with their table, serving food, some drink specials, some mingling amongst guests. You […]

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ALL STAR CHEFS’ LUNCH – IDENTITÁ GOLOSE

If you’ve watched food shows on TV for most of your lifetime, I ask you to name the first TV food personality you can think of who introduced you to real Italian food. I’d venture to say we’d name the same person – LIDIA BASTIANICH. I’ve watched her on TV for years and years, and have […]

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CHICAGO GOURMET 2016

As I sip my vanilla latte on this gloomy, rainy Sunday afternoon, I think back to a hot and sunny day, filled with delicious wine and food. Am I dreaming? No. I’m just reminiscing about this year’s CHICAGO GOURMET. It’s easily my favorite event of the year for several reasons: it’s held in the gorgeous […]

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