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A Magnificent Taste

Posted on August 21st, 2012 by

Paul Qui, Top Chef Season 9 WinnerChicago will play host to The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard® from August 24 through September 6.

As part of the two-week celebration, Michigan Avenue will set the scene for “A Magnificent Taste”, a culinary event featuring popular local and national chefs who will cook up seasonal bites to raise funds for Common Threads, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to educating children from low-income families on the importance of nutrition.

Guests will sip and sample seasonal creations from well-known chefs while enjoying rare access to The Magnificent Mile as it has never been offered before. Participating chefs and restaurants include:

  • Anthony Martin of Tru
  • Arnie Tellez of Shaw’s Crab House
  • Doug Psaltis of RPM Italian
  • Lee Wolen of The Peninsula Chicago
  • Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito
  • Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse
  • Nathan Huntington of Argent Restaurant & Raw Bar
  • Ryan Poli of Tavernita
  • Joseph Rosetti of Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
  • Federico Comacchio of Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
  • Bar Toma
  • La Colombe
  • Magnolia Bakery
  • Paul Katz of Sweetwater Tavern and Grille
  • The Signature Room at the 95th

“A Magnificent Taste” will take place on Tuesday, August 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave.). General admission tickets can be purchased for $125 and VIP for $200 that will include an exclusive meet and greet reception with Paul Qui, Top Chef Season 9 Winner, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

About The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™ presented by MasterCard®, the nation’s only event of its kind, returns to The Magnificent Mile, August 24 through September 6, for a can’t-miss celebration. For 14 days, The Magnificent Mile district offers fashionable festivities for all including celebrity appearances, fashion shows, fabulous hotel packages, culinary events, special perks for MasterCard cardholders, music concerts, an extraordinary sweepstakes and more. The Magnificent Mile® is Chicago’s premier destination, offering more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 23,000 hotel rooms in 60 hotels and a number of unique museums and entertaining attractions to more than 20 million visitors each year.

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