Month: January 2012
Month: January 2012
I knew it was going to be a spectacular night when I stepped off of the elevator. My nostrils literally flared with joy as the scent of all different dishes passed my nose. This was my first (and hopefully not last) Grand Chef’s Gala benefitting The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and I did not know what
Last night I had the honor of attending the 15th Annual Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Grand Chefs Gala and Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Havana themed night started at 6 p.m with a 2-hour showcase of 40 of Chicago’s finest chefs preparing and presenting their signature hors d’oeuvres.
As promised last year, I wanted to give people a head’s up on a few wonderful food and wine events that are taking place in the near future. First, the 15th annual Fairmont Hotel and Resorts Grand Chefs Gala/Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence is taking place THIS Friday night, January 27 at the Fairmont
Happy New Year! Or as they say in China Happy New Year! (I translated for you since most of my readers don’t speak Chinese). It is my favorite of all Chinese holidays. (Okay, I don’t know any of the other holidays.) It is the year of the Dragon, the only legendary animal on the Chinese zodiac
It is rich. It is warm. It is a little sweet and a little salty. Its depth of flavor will make you close your eyes in delight. And it can easily be found on menus but not necessarily what you want. (Okay, where am I going with this?) I am talking about French Onion Soup.
One of my biggest challenges as a foodie is knowing my audience. I’m not talking about an audience like when I used to line up my stuffed animals and do stand up in front of them. (Betty Teddy never got my jokes.) I’m talking about making the right food for the people who will be
One of my resolutions this year is to entertain more. No, I’m not talking about entertaining like in song, dance or ventriloquism. (Because we all know ventriloquism is real craft that only can only be done by seasoned professionals. Did you see my lips move when I typed that? I didn’t think so!) I’m talking