The 5th Annual Taste of the Gold Coast was in full swing this year at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in the iconic Gold Coast neighborhood,
The event overlooked beautiful buildings of downtown Chicago, with guests mingling about and trying dishes from mini veal meatballs by Frankie’s Scallopine to red velvet donuts from Glazed & Infused. The event, hosted by Cece Gonzales and Melinda Johnson of Raymi Productions, brought out a huge crowd. Guests were able to sip on 312 beer and Terrazas de Los Andes wine.
Some of the food samplings included spicy tuna roll, shrimp tempura with avocado and sweet potato crunch from Jellyfish, squash risotto and grilled lamb chop from the Signature Room at the 95th, of the John Hancock building, and roasted butternut squash tart with queso fresco from Cru Kitchen and Bar. Wow Bao was also on hand with bao, dumplings filled with teriyaki chicken, spicy mongolian beef, and whole wheat bao with vegetables.
Guests were able to sample foods from Chicago’s finest eateries knowing a portion of the proceeds will benefit the North Dearborn Association, an organization committed to preserving Chicago’s historical Gold Coast!