Monday, September 29, 2008
Recap of first-ever Chicago Gourmet
I didn't get a chance to check out the highly anticipated Chicago Gourmet: A Celebration of Food and Wine event, but my colleagues over at The Stew hung out all weekend with several blog posts, including this one.
Here's a taste:
"If you wanted to taste the food of the A-list chefs, you had to wait for the individual tasting tables staggered throughout the day. These lasted roughly 90 minutes. Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate served a cold thimble of hot chocolate; Rick Moonen of Las Vegas’ RM Seafood served a refreshing arctic char ceviche. I did not have a bad thimble of anything, however long the lines for those thimbles could get. My highlight was the pretty little bamboo plate of unbelievable foie gras served by Christophe David at NoMI. It came topped with a dollop of apricot-Thai long peppercorn chutney."