Chicago Food and Wine Festival Preview
Friends. Holidays. Food. Wine. Fun. Who’s wants in? Head over to the the 2012 Chicago Food & Wine Festival at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. This wine lifestyle event will feature some of the top culinary talent from Chicago and the suburbs. And oh yes, a Wine Lounge.
The weekend long celebration of food and wine will feature thousands of samples of amazing and unique offerings from top chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, brewers and Mixologists. The result is a culinary adventure to satisfy even the most sophisticated palates. That coupled with the unprecedented line-up of celebrity chefs and culinary personalities creates a one of a kind epicurean experience that is not to be missed.
“We’re excited to bring an event to the Pheasant Run Resort that offers our guests an opportunity to discover literally hundreds of new flavor combinations all in one fun and energetic setting.” Says Scott Hardesty of Distinctive Events, Inc. “We are also proud to have Yelp as a sponsor of the event. Yelp is a perfect partner for us because they are a trusted source that connects fanatic foodies everywhere.”
The Chicago Food & Wine Festival premiers on November 17 with a VIP kick-off. This limited ticket option allows VIP Guests early access to our Tasting Pavilion and to mix and mingle with our Star-Studded celebrity lineup. Those attendees will also be the first to experience an all new concept, the WineChannelTV Interactive Wine Lounge with Just Jess! Chicago’s Very Own Fanatic Foodie, Ted Brunson from WGN TV’s “Chicago’s Best”, along with guest host Mark DeCarlo from ABC’s “Windy City Live”, will create non-stop energy as they mingle through the crowds and interview celebrity chefs and vendors.
Grand Tasting guests will enjoy hourly cooking demonstrations from our celebrity chefs such as Dana Cohen, Patrick Cassata and Brian Merel from Hell’s Kitchen, Josh Marks and Monti Carlo from MasterChef and Judson Todd Allen from Next Food Network Star.
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