Chicago Weekend Guide
Hello Chicago! Get ready for another weekend filled with some fantastic charity events. We have a few suggestions that you don’t want to miss out on.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Grand Chefs Gala
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be hosting their 18th annual Grand Chefs Gala. This event will be presented by Fairmont Hotel and Resorts. Come on in and experience a gorgeous Dubai themed evening at one of Chicago’s best hotels. The Nominees for the Jean Banchet Awards were announced by Michael Muser of Grace Restaurant and Catherine de Orio of Check, Please!
Chef of the Year: Abraham Conlon (Fat Rice), Thomas Lents (Sixteen at Trump), Chris Pandel (The Bristol/Balena), Lee Wolen (Boka)
Pastry Chef of the Year: Dana Cree (Blackbird), Claire Crenshaw (moto), Meg Galus (NoMI), Greg Mosko (North Pond)
Best Chef-de-Cuisine: Chris Marchino (Spiaggia), Ali Ratcliffe-Bauer (Brindille), John Vermiglio (A10), Erling Wu-Bower (Nico Osteria)
Rising Chef of the Year: Ashlee Aubin (Salero), Jake Bickelhaupt (42 Grams), Noah Sandoval (Senza), Nathan Sears (The Radler)
Rising Pastry Chef of the Year presented by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas: Sarah Koechling (The Bristol/Balena), Genie Kwon (Boka/GT Fish and Oyster), Megan Miller (Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse), Jonathan Ory (Bad Wolf Coffee)
Best Sommelier: Charles Ford (The Bristol), Arthur Hon (Sepia), Elizabeth Mendez (Vera), Dan Pilkey (Sixteen at Trump)
Best Mixologist: Alex Bachman (Billy Sunday), Bradley Bolt (Bar Deville), Mike Ryan (Sable Kitchen & Bar), Krissy Schutte (CH Distillery)
Best Restaurant Design: Boka, Celeste, Momotaro, The Radler
Best Restaurant Service: Boka, Embeya, Senza, Sixteen at Trump
Best New Restaurant: 42 Grams, Parachute, TÊTE Charcuterie, Salero
Best Neighborhood Restaurant: A10, Dusek’s, Owen and Engine, La Sirena Clandestina
Restaurant of the Year: L20, Boka, El Ideas, moto
Be sure to come out for the evening and try incredible gourmet dishes created by some of the best chefs around.
WHEN: January 30, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
The Fairmont Chicago
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
ph. (312) 565-8000
TICKETS: Nightcap $100. Please click here to purchase tickets.
Purple Affair For The Bear
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation will be hosting their Purple Affair For The Bear Masquerade party. The evening will include a night of live music, delicious food options, drinks, dancing and a silent auction. The night of fun will take place in the south loop of Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center: Preston Bradley Hall.
WHEN: January 31, 2015 8 p.m. – Midnight
Chicago Cultural Center: Preston Bradley Hall
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
ph: (312) 744-6630
TICKETS: $110 per person. Please click here to purchase tickets.