We were so excited for Chicago Gourmet this past Sunday. It's basically a huge food festival with famous chefs (Cat Cora, Rick Bayless, etc) and food tastings (Top Chef style). We had gone to the Green City Market BBQ last year and loved every moment of gluttony it had to offer. We thought Chicago Gourmet would be even better and splurged on the tickets.
Unfortunately, it was a huge letdown! The great majority of the booths were liquor, wine and beer tastings. The food tastings were in pavilions with ridiculous lines! Oh well, you live you learn! It was still a cool experience, but not worth the money. Here's a photo recap...
Mini Blue Moons! Blue Moon on the right and their pumpkin beer on the left. Yumm!
Tons of wine stations that we couldn't really frequent because we were always in line for some food pavilion
Snapping a quick pic while waiting in line. The event took place in beautiful Millennium Park with our skyline as the backdrop!
The first and one of the best things we tasted. Coq au Vin!
Gibsons filet sliders & crab salad!
L20 & Sunda's shrimp dishes
Trio of desserts
Purple pig sliders, Porchetta sliders (so good!), and some other unidentifiable dishes.
Aritzia fatigue jacket & lace tank, J Brand jeans, Aldo Brendal boots, Balenciaga Part Time bag
What's something you splurged on that you regretted later?