Being wined and dined is often a precursor to big requests, such as Can you finish this jug of wine for me? or Would you sign my petition to install a municipal wine fountain? Compromise just the right amount of judgment with this Groupon.
$75 for Chicago Food & Wine Festival for Two ($150 Value)
Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lauded chefs, local TV celebrities, live bands, and an arsenal of cuisine and drink samplings unfold at the Pheasant Run Resort on November 17–18 during the Chicago Food & Wine Festival. Ted Brunson, Emmy-winning host of WGN TV’s Chicago’s Best and America’s Best Bites, along with Mark DeCarlo of ABC' TV's Windy City Live, emcees the gustatory goings-on, introducing fledgling culinary crafters to a flurry of cuisine-related activities.
Visitors follow their palates though the expansive festival, working their way to the Main Stage to catch celebrity-chef cooking demonstrations. Hell’s Kitchen finalist Dana Cohen expounds upon making the perfect seared scallop on Saturday, and MasterChef finalist Tali Clavijo declassifies molecular gastronomy on Sunday afternoon. In between learning about food, participants can savor unlimited samplings of delectable morsels at the Tasting Pavilions and wash them down with sips of wine, craft beer, and signature cocktails while relaxing in the company of the culinary au fait in the Wine Channel TV Wine Lounge with Just Jess. In the Marketplace, visitors can snag products for upcoming shindigs, bask in the advice of party planners, and mingle with cookbook authors who autograph copies of their books with crisp green peppers dipped in ink.
Chicago Food & Wine Festival
Chicago Food & Wine Festival is just one of a series of vibrant events curated by Distinctive Events, Inc., an organization determined to corral a bastion of delicious offerings for lovers of cuisine and adult beverage. Whether conducting a cooking competition or introducing celebrity chefs directly to a participant’s taste buds, the organizers aim to simultaneously thrill and educate. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to charities such as Susan G. Komen - Chicago and Autism Speaks, an organization that raises awareness and funds for research on Autism Spectrum disorder.