Last Friday I had the opportunity to attend the 1st annual Chicago Food Festival’s opening night. (Thanks for the passes D!)
Anyway, this was the first year in, hopefully, a long run for this fest in Chicago. It has had a home in New York City for the past 4 years but judging by the attendance I am sure it will also travel to Chicago for many years to come.The food festival works on this basic premise:
“Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite foods. Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, the festival serves up the food that guests are watching on the screen for a multi-sensory, full-bodied experience.” — chicagofoodfilmfestival.com.
Basically you taste what you see on screen and, let me tell you, it was delicious!
Among the samples I tasted were:
Deep fried Oreo:
Fried Cheese Curds, Beets and Carrots with tarragon dip, Cucumber Martini:
Sugar cream pie from Hoosier Mama Pie Company:
Ginger and Pomegranate Lemonade:
Unfortunately I was not able to attend the 2nd night of festivities which included burgers and beer!
If any of you went on night 2 let me know and leave your thoughts and comments right here.