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gourmet chicago 2009

mountsac Jul 19, 2009 05:28 PM

did anyone go last year? i am thinking of going this year, but the website doesn't have much information to work with. the list of chefs seems impressive, but do you really get a good exposure to the cooking of those chefs? is the steep price tag worth it? is there enough food or is it mostly wine and hors devours?

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    hoppy2468 Jul 20, 2009 04:42 AM

    Ridin' your coattails. Didn't go last year but thinking of going this year. Same questions as you. The wife loves Fabio so I believe we'll be going regardless.

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      itryalot Jul 20, 2009 10:03 AM

      Just read last year's reviews. Not too inviting.

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        hoppy2468 Jul 21, 2009 10:42 AM

        1) what website? can't find one.

        2) what reviews? the only one I found, by nsxtasy, was positive.

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          rjka Jul 21, 2009 12:40 PM

          If you search the Chicago Tribune website, there are some comments realaed to a recent article about this year's event. They were pretty negative about last year. My recollection about general comments last year was that it was a good event for wine but that food was mishandled- ie not enough. They have promised to fix the food this year.

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