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Chicago Gourmands

| November 30, 2012 | Parties

The Party For the fifth consecutive year, the Chicago Gourmet festival set up shop at Millennium Park for a full weekend of wine and food from the best in the biz.The Scene Friday night’s Hamburger Hop kicked off the celebration. Fifteen of Chicago’s top chefs were grilling signature burgers at the Harris Theater Rooftop as guests voted with bottle caps for the People’s Choice Award. Matt Troost of Three Aces took home the honor, and Yoshi Katsumura of Yoshi’s CafĂ© was the official judges’ pick for the Allen Brothers Award (the evening’s beef provider). On Saturday and Sunday, the tastings continued at Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park, where attendees enjoyed everything from wine, beer and spirits to chef-prepared bites. The Highlight Lucky Grand Cru ticket holders were treated to an exclusive tasting of nearly 100 wines as master sommeliers were on hand to discuss their selections.Photography by Huge Galdones


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