|MFF REPRESENTING AT THE AUTO SHOW|
On February 7, 2014, hubby, my brother, and I (MFF) had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity located at McCormick Place. The tickets were $250.00 but please understand that portions of the money go to a charity or charities of your choice that are previously selected as participates. We chose the Jesse White Tumbling Team and were invited to a pre-event reception hosted by Secretary of State, Jesse White. Oh, did I mention that the event provided a plethora of free food and drinks throughout the night, while you have the extending honor of sitting in the multitude of fabulous and expensive automobiles. So ladies and gentlemen, without further adieu, let’s start with my favorite subject … FOOD!
With over 30 venders in attendance, some of restaurant participants included: Andy’s Frozen Custard, Devon Seafood, Garrett Popcorn Shops, David Burke’s Primehouse, Real Urban Barbeque, Roy’s Restaurant, Savor Restaurant, Texas de Brazil, Union Sushi & Barbeque, ZED 451, etc. I will admit that I almost had to be rolled out by the end of the night due to my gluttonous behavior. Yes readers, I tried to eat at every vendor I saw and smelled. From Slow Braised Beef Steak to Spicy Shrimp Dumplings, almost every entrée presented was delicious. However, the award-winning dish of the night was … wait for it … Maple Black Pepper Bacon Skewers presented by David Burke’s Primehouse. Now before I receive comments asking, “YOU WERE EATING PORK?” YES, I WAS EATING BACON AND I ENJOYED EVERY SWEET, CARMELIZED, AND TENDER MOMENT OF IT ALL!!! It got so bad that I became a regular at the food station that the chefs offered to take pictures with us. So thank you Chef Rick Gresh and Chef Jeff Sauer for your hospitality, willingness to take pictures and enduring my bacon cravings. YOU GUYS AND THE MENU WERE AWESOME!!!
|HUBBY, CHEF JEFF SAUER, ME, AND CHEF RICK GRESH|
|MAPLE BLACK PEPPER GLAZED BACON SKEWERS|
|I'M TAKING OVER THE BACON!!!|
|AND CHEF RICK GRESH IS GOING TO LET ME|
|WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION|
|SPICY SHIRMP DUMPLING, BRAISED SHORT RIB, AND BACON SKEWER|
|KICKING OFF THE NIGHT AT JESSE WHITE'S RECEPTION|
|CHICKEN SKEWERS, VEGETABLE BRUSCHETTA, MOZZARELLA/TOMATO QUICHE|
|FABIO'S LOOKALIKE ... GREAT GUY THOUGH|
|I WOKE UP IN A NEW BUGGATTI|
|HOTTI IN AN AUDI|