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Pilsen Gourmet
Feb 29
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Over 20 restaurants from Pilsen and the nearby Chicago area are convening on February 29th from 5 pm to 10 pm under one roof (1647 Blue Island Avenue, Chicago 60608) to showcase the talents of some of today’s leading Latino Chefs making an impact in the industry.  This new gourmet and specialty foods celebration doubles as a fundraiser for Pilsen Fest – the community’s cultural event of the year each August.  The ticketed Pilsen Gourmet event (on sale through https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4516744) features chef demonstrations, unlimited samples of culinary specialties, an array of craft artists, a silent art auction and live Latino contemporary music and DJ’s.  Details are as follows:

  • Cooking demos by prominent Latino Chefs from the Chicagoland area, including:
    • Dudley Nieto: Head Chef of Takito Street in Lincoln Park and well-known culinary consultant.
    • Francisco López: Head Chef and Owner of New Rebozo in Oak Park (voted best restaurant in the area by Mexican government).
    • Diana Dávila: Head Chef and Owner of Mi Tocaya Antojería in Logan Square.
    • Daniel Espinoza: Head Chef of Cantina Laredo in River North and host of the weekly cooking segment Univision Chicago’s Primera Horamorning show.
    • Atzimba Perez: Founder and Head Chef of Atzimba Catering and Events.
    • Rodolfo Cuadros: former Chef at Carnivale, now helms Amaru in Wicker Park.
    • Manny Mendoza: Head Chef and Co-founder of Herbal Notes, a culinary experience centered around community, music and cannabis exploration.
    • Biba Galindo: Head Chef of Soy Viva, a Mexican owned pop-up restaurant focused on unique vegan dishes.
    • Remaining list of participating chefs to be announced soon on http://www.pilsenfestchicago.com/
  • Over 20 local restaurants providing signature food samples from their venues, including:
    • Cinco Rabanitos
    • La Luna Restaurant
    • Cantón Regio
    • Paulette’s Public Market
    • Yvolina’s
    • La Esperanza Mexican
    • Taquería Sabor Y Sazón
    • Remaining list of participating restaurants to be announced soon on http://www.pilsenfestchicago.com/
  • Local breweries pouring special edition beer samples and local distilleries serving distinctive cocktails.
  • Ten local craft vendors showcasing and selling their jewelry, textiles, clothing and crafts.
  • Two Pilsen musical groups and three DJ’s from the neighborhood playing during the event.

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