Monday, April 28, 2014

City Winery Field-trip

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There is a radio show on Chicago Public Radio called Chewing the Fat.


It's a weekly podcast that covers cooking and dining and really anything food related.  The hosts are two food journalists that are so fun and knowlegeable at the same time.  I recently had the opportunity to attend their first live podcast held at City Winery in Chicago.
City Winery provided cheeses, charcuterie and wine while you listened and participated in the show. Such a fun evening!  




So, the two hosts Louisa Chu and Monica Eng had conversations with the owners of 
Pastoral's French Market as they discussed stinky cheeses and beer/wine pairings.  The hilarious owner and founder of Hot Dougs talked about hot dogs of course!  His restaurant has the regular variety and some really interesting combinations.  I definitely need to check them out.  And two sommeliers, one of whom was from City Winery, shared tips on wines from the really expensive ones to you guessed it, Trader Joe's 3 buck chuck.  So interesting!!!

We had a great evening in the city and enjoyed the bread, cheese, charcuterie and wine that City Winery provided.  We also sampled a few of their on the menu items.  Check this out...

Risotta Balls...to die for!


And a flatbread with mushrooms and goat cheese...yummy!

What a great place to try when you head down to the city.  It is located off of Randolph Street and there is plenty of free parking...a HUGE perk when being in Chicago.  If you are a wine lover, this place is a must!

So check out any of the places mentioned, you won't be disappointed and check out food podcasts in your area.  Such interesting topics out there and places to go.

Explore new places and new foods while you celebrate the little things that make life sweet!

Christine