While we head out of town this weekend for a much-needed getaway, thousands are expected to head to Millenium Park Saturday and Sunday for the second annual Chicago Gourmet. The two-day event was hatched by the Illinois Restaurant Association as Chicago's premier food and wine festival, a see-and-be-seen sort of thing crawling with all the boldface-named chefs you could want. At $150 to get in the gate, it better be.
We missed last year's debut (baby business to attend to) but read it wasn't too pretty -- not enough food, too much wine, odd scheduling. We're curious to hear your impressions this time around.