This annual event is the perfect charity event for any foodie who wants to check out some interesting dished and support a good cause while doing it; and it is just a fun event in general. With limited tickets sales there are no long waits for food or drinks and the crowd includes a diverse age range. This year's event showcased 20 restaurants - each created a food and wine pairing. The event is hosted by Chicago Magazine and benefits the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Hospital.
All of the restaurants got very creative with their selections. Some of my favorites included Savory plum and foie gras macaroons paired with 90+ Cellars Lot 65 French Fusion White from Chez Moi, the goat chili paired with a Malbec from 90+ cellars from Little Goat Diner, the pasta in a jar from Sienna Tavern, and the shrimp & scallop ceviche paired with a Strawberry rhubarb Paloma from Nacional 27. They definitely got my vote for the best drink of the night.
The best dish of the night night was the sliced filet with mini crab cakes and cajun lobster sauce, paired with a Cranberry Collins from Del Frisco's. It was enough to make me want to make a reservation with them!
The annual event is held in October.