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Chicago Food & Wine Festival Premiers at the Pheasant Run Resort

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About the Chicago Food & Wine Festival:

Distinctive Events, Inc. teams up with Yelp to present the first-ever Chicago Food & Wine Festival at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. (St. Charles is roughly one hour west of Chicago.) This food and wine event will feature tastings from dozens of selected top chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists.

The Chicago Food & Wine Festival starts on November 17 at 11 a.m. with a one-hour limited ticket VIP kick-off that allows early access to the Tasting Pavilions and to mix and mingle with the event's celebrity lineup. At 12 p.m., the event opens up to general ticket holders who can sample various chefs' tastings.

Ted Brunson from WGN TV's “Chicago's Best," along with guest host Mark DeCarlo from ABC's “Windy City Live,” will be on hand to mix and mingle with guests and share the stage with celebrity chefs who will be doing hourly cooking demonstrations, including Hell’s Kitchen’s Dana Cohen, Patrick Cassata, and Brian Merel; MasterChef’s Josh Marks and Monti Carlo; and The Next Food Network star’s Judson Todd Allen.

When is the Chicago Food & Wine Festival:

The Chicago Food & Wine Festival will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois November 17 - 18, 2012. Tastings and celebrity chef demonstrations begin at 12 p.m. on November 17. (Also worth reading: November 2012 Events in Chicago and December 2012 Events in Chicago)

Where is the Chicago Food & Wine Festival:

The Chicago Food & Wine Festival will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, roughly an hour's drive west of Chicago. Directions to the event can be found on the Chicago Food & Wine Festival's Directions Page.

Tickets to the Chicago Food & Wine Festival:

Ticket prices to the Chicago Food & Wine Festival include $75 for entry to the tastings on November 17 or November 18 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. $125 VIP pass on November 17 or November 18 that includes an 11 a.m. VIP kick-off that allows early access to the Tasting Pavilions and to mix and mingle with the event's celebrity lineup. $250 ticket for a Celebrity Chef Gala on November 17 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. that includes A private party for the event's selected charities where the celebrity chefs present signature dishes tasting, as well as wine and cocktails. For more information on tickets, visit the Chicago Food & Wine Festival's Ticket Page. (Also worth reading: Advice on Kitchen Tools, Product, Books, and More and Cooking Help for Newlyweds)

More About the Chicago Food & Wine Festival:

Celebrity chefs, popular restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for this two-day public food and wine festival at the Pheasant Run Resort.

The Chicago Food and Wine Festival Main Stag will feature TV celebrities and featured presentations running continuously throughout the weekend. Experience celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, food and wine pairing seminars, creations from expert mixologists. Also learn about the Farm to Table movement, get expert party planning advice, enjoy live music, and more.

The festival's Best Bites Pavilion will be host to participating chefs and restaurants offering unlimited samples of their culinary creations. Enjoy tastings of wines, craft beer, and top shelf spirits from around the world at the Vines & Steins pavilion. Or shop the Marketplace where you can meet event sponsors and where you’ll find producers, manufacturers, retailers, and artisans that will showcase an assortment of products for eating, drinking, cooking, serving, and entertaining.

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