The 4th Annual Taste of The Gold Coast
Where can you go to sample the finest food that the Chicago Gold Coast has to offer? You to the 4th Annual Taste of the Gold Coast. This year VIP Hostesses Cece & Melinda cull the best eateries, and this year’s black-tie or cocktail-attire soiree will be held at the Sofitel Hotel.
Every Cece & Melinda affair is always gamourful and sparkly so dress up and enjoy the best food from the best chefs and the drinks from Terrazas de los Andes and Goose Island. There’s live entertainment from Colby Beserra & The Party Faithful.
Doors open at 6:30 to 9 and the VIP’s mingle with the chefs at 6pm. The silent auction will benefit the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled.
Thursday, August 16th, 6-9pm, Sofitel Chicago | 20 E Chestnut, Chicago, IL 60611
$250 VIP MEET & GREET, EARLY ACCESS & LUXURY RAFFLE ENTRY Doors open at 6pm for VIP ticket. From 6:00-6:30pm VIP guest will have meet and greet access with participating chefs. VIP guests will receive entry into Luxury Raffle, have access to a VIP seating area and no line access into the event. Ticket price includes all you can eat and drink from the participating restaurants and hosted bar.
$120 General Admission Doors open at 6:30pm for General Admission. Ticket price includes all you can eat and drink from the participating restaurants and hosted bar.
Culinary Student Prices available too.
Bar Toma An Italian neighborhood pizzeria and bar by Chef Tony Mantuano, Bar Toma features 20 varieties of pizza, a mozzarella bar, gelato, an espresso bar, Roman-style fritti, pizza salads with Italian beers, aperitivi and 60 wines.
Café des Architectes Serving some of Chicago’s finest cuisine, Chef Greg Biggers offers seasonal menus featuring unique and flavorful dishes. Entrees feature market fresh seafood, game and fowl. The restaurant’s cheese ritual and elegant desserts complete the dining experience.
Big Bowl Using the freshest ingredients and starting from scratch is how to authentically prepare Asian cuisine. Big Bowl roasts its own, peanuts, chiles and spices, which are ground daily to prepare a variety of curries. Fragrant jasmine rice, Shaoxing wine, first-press peanut oil, quality brewed soy sauce and artisan wheat noodles are all a part of the authentic Big Bowl pantry..
Cantina 46 With an emphasis on superior service and guest satisfaction, Cantina 46 delights in the details. Great food, unpretentious service and attention to detail are the daily goals. The commitment to freshness is raised to the highest level, as there are no freezers or fryers, supporting the restaurant’s vision of soulful, honest food with integrity.
Carmine's Since 1994, Rosebud's place for fun and spirited nightlife has delivered on the promise with live music, celebrity sightings, and a canopied patio for the best people watching in the city.
Cape Cod, The Drake Hotel This highly regarded seafood restaurant has consistently been named one of America’s finest dining spots since 1933 & inducted into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation’s Restaurant News. This cozy, well-proportioned restaurant features an oyster bar and boasts fresh seafood from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Francesca's on Chestnut Francesca’s on Chestnut features an intimate trattoria setting with an antique Brunswick bar and a 40-person private dining room, complete with a private fireplace. Chef Horacio Sanchez leads the kitchen, providing Francesca’s classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
Frankie's Scaloppine In a stylish dining room away from the busy pace of the prestigious Shops at 900 North Michigan Avenue, Frankie's Scaloppine features one of Italy's most-beloved and appealing dishes, scaloppine.
Gaylord Freshness is the key for Chicago’s longest running fine dining Indian restaurant and it continues to set them apart from other Indian dining options in the Chicago area. After 36 years in Chicago, Gaylord reinvents itself once more with a move to a larger space in the Gold Coast offering the best fine dining Indian cuisine available in the city.
Fred's of Barneys New York When you need a reward for a successful spell of merch-raiding—or a bit of an inducement to venture out in the first place—this will be your penthouse perch for hard-earned martinis, juicy burgers, seared Angus ribeyes and full-on weekend brunches.
Lou Malnati's Lou Malnati's pride ourselves on making each handmade pizza just the way you like it. - a buttery, flaky crust, sweet and tangy tomatoes, gooey mozzarella cheese, perfectly seasoned sausage, and other fresh ingredients.
Hendrickx Belgian Bread Hendrickx’s menu focuses strictly on Belgian baked goods baked daily by co-owner Renaud Hendrickx. The counter-service spot offers at least a half-dozen handcrafted treats a day, including a hearty Belgian country bread that takes eight hours to make and can be purchased by the slice or quarter-loaf if you're not up for a full loaf.
Saloon Steakhouse Think big, and then multiply it by two. Chicago knows meat, and this manly-man steak house keeps it real with a carnivorous feast featuring grand-scale portions, such as the porterhouse, bone-in filet or Parmesan and garlic-stuffed filet set atop creamed spinach. Fresh seafood is flown in daily for those seeking lighter fare.
Morton's Since day one, Morton's has used the same suppliers for their aged prime beef and other meat. They select the best of their inventory – and if it doesn't meet Morton's standards, it doesn't get cut for the steaks.
The Grill on the Alley The Grill was modeled after the great grills of New York and San Francisco; the founders seeking to maintain the tradition of those fine, old establishments by offering first-rate fare, attentive service, and a familiar, dignified atmosphere.