Andi and I are both members of Groupon - they publish daily specials on local restaurants, spas, events,etc - and when we saw half price on admission to the Chicago Gourmet Food Festival, we knew we couldn't miss it!The fest took place in Millennium Park (by the Bean) and was a way bigger deal that I thought it would be. Tents filled the park - filled with amazing food from local restaurants, wine, and spirits. Plus there were lots of chefs doing cooking demonstrations in the pavilions.
Yum - crab avocado martinis from Hugo's Frog Bar!
Seared scallops in a gorgeous tent.
Robert Mondavi had quite a display which included a tasting pavilion where they hosted mini seminars. We had a great Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meritage, and Reisling.
How crazy is this salmon appetizer with beet foam on it - it was quite good!I highly recommend the event for next year - especially with a coupon!