There is only one event each year that combines three of my favorite things: wine, food, and home furnishings I can dream about having for my future home someday! LuxeHome®, in partnership with Wine Spectator Magazine is hosting its tenth annual CHILL, an international wine and culinary event featuring some of the best wines from vineyards worldwide, being paired with small bites from some of Chicago’s most distinguished chefs. The best part is that you get to wine and dine your way around the Merchandise Mart’s collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation all in the name of charity.
On November 14th I attended my third CHILL food and wine festival at the Merchandise Mart. This is truly the type of tasting event that gets better and better each year! I’m not sure if it’s the fact that Chicago’s restaurant scene is burgeoning with new and tasty arrivals or chefs are just stepping up their game, but the offerings this year were outstanding! One of Chicago’s biggest and most popular culinary events in the city, CHILL featured over 150 world-renowned wines paired with gourmet food from over 40 distinguished chefs hosted in LuxeHome’s 30 kitchen and bath boutiques. If HGTV and Food Network were to have a baby this event would be the child!
Again this year, CHILL benefited three Chicago area organizations: Respiratory Health Association, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and The Lynn Sage Foundation. Over the past six years, CHILL has raised over $500,000 for charity.