Wine of the Week: CHILL AT HOME 2020 Thurs. Nov. 12, 6P-8P

Merchandise Mart event to benefit Respiratory Health Association, visit chill.luxehome.com for info

Dwight Casimere | 11/8/2020, 2:47 p.m.
THE MART’S LUXEHOME International Wine and Culinary Event goes virtual
Chef Jose Gonzalez of Eddie V's Prime Seafood prepares Butter Poached Scallops at last year's LuxeHome CHILL

The years premiere Wine and Culinary Event and the unofficial kick-off of the Holiday gustatory season; LUXEHOME CHILL in cooperation with Wine Spectator goes virtual for 2020. In keeping with the new reality of today’s COVID-19 world, this year’s CHILL Event reflects the tenor of the times.

The restaurant and hospitality industry have been hit hard. Those with respiratory and lung disease have felt the impact the hardest, which makes this year’s beneficiary, the Respiratory and Health Association, even more significant.

In this year’s edition, CHILL AT HOME 2020, will feature Chicago’s Celebrity Chefs showing off their talents through online cooking demonstrations. Virtual packages also include a wine tasting component, with curbside wine pickup at Chicago’s West Loop Respiratory Health Association office. Wine Spectator selects all wines. A trial subscription to Wine Spectator Magazine is also included in one of the packages.

Wines include Prosecco DOC from Zonin, an International Selection from Chicago-based Terlato Wines and a selection of Italian wines from Castello di Albola from Radda in Chianti and Ca’Bolani of the Friuli Venezia Giulia in Northeastern Italy, outside Venice.

Chefs plying their exceptional culinary talents inside the Mart’s LuxeHome showrooms include Chef Jose Sosa of Gibson’s Italia Restaurant, gibsonsitalia.com, Chef Paul Guerrero of Dacor Kitchen Theater, located at the Merchandise Mart, Suite 142, who will also compete in a Battle of the Chefs hosted by Iron Chef annual judge and Italian culinary expert Mario Fizzotti, all from Dacor’s Kitchen Theater. Chef Carlos Gaytan of Chicago’s Tzuco Restaurant (tzuco.com) also provides additional commentary. For a full overview and tickets, visit chill.luxehome.com.