MERCHANDISE MART IS GROUND ZERO FOR SUPERB WINE, CUISINE AND HOLIDAY PARTY IDEAS
THE LUXEHOME BOUTIQUES BECOME A MOVEABLE FEAST FOR A NIGHT
Dwight Casimere | 11/16/2015, 8:26 a.m.
The LuxeHome Boutiques at Merchandise Mart Chicago became home to the areas 50 top chefs and wine, beer and spirits makers from around the globe for the Ninth Annual CHILL event. Presented by LuxeHome in cooperation with Wine Spectator Magazine, a capacity sellout crowd of gastronomes savored superb wines from the world's most renowned winemakers, wonderful beers and spirit creations all poured alongside specialty dishes prepared all prepared by top chefs in the latest designer kitchens.
LuxHome is the world's largest collection of premiere boutiques for home building and renovation and kitchen design. There was no more definite showcase to kick off the Holiday Season than LuxeHome CHILL.
Some of the more memorable pairings were Bistro Zinc's Chef/Partner Tim Kirker preparing sumptuous Rabbit Riccettes with Sour Cherry Chutney paired with Bouchaine Vineyards Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Ruth's Chris' Executive Chef Jorge Fernandez serving copious slices of USDA Prime New York Strip Steak with his mouth-watering handmade Bearnaise Sauce, Cooper Hawk Winery and Restaurant Executive Chef Matt McMillin serving the restaurant's signature Crispy Kettle Chips with Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip paired with their very own label of Sparkling Wine, and Side Door Chef Brian Kwak's flavorful Mini Pastrami Sandwiches with Twelve Day Brined Pastrami, Smoked In-House, Served on a Prertzel Roll with Caramelized Onions and Horseradish Cream Sauce paired with Fetzer Vineyards award-winning Valley Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Ninth Annual CHILL was a landmark event that set the Holiday Season off to a scrumptious start.