A Magnificent Taste 2012

Chicago will played host to The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard from August 24, 2012 through September 6, 2012.  As part of the two-week celebration, Michigan Avenue set the scene for ‘A Magnificent Taste,’ a culinary event featuring popular local and national chefs who cooked 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 sipped and sampled seasonal creations from well-known chefs, including Top Chef Season 9 Winner Paul Qui while enjoying rare access to The Magnificent Mile as it has never been offered before.

Other participating chefs and restaurants included:

    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
    Tony Montuano of Bar Toma
    La Colombe
    Magnolia Bakery
    Paul Katz of Sweetwater Tavern and Grille
    The Signature Room at the 95th

For more information on The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, visit www.themagnificentmile.com