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Culinary Week At Marshall Field's

By Erin in Food on Sep 21, 2005 6:29PM

2005_09_fieldsculinary1.jpgBecause we're all not talking about Marshall Field's enough this week, Chicagoist would like to remind everyone that there is way more to the Chicago institution that just green shopping bags, holiday windows and memories of when Chicagoist's friend from high school totally got busted by a dressing room attendant at the Joliet location for stealing a belt off of a pair of Guess? Jeans.

[Good times. We don't think shoplifting from Macy's will be nearly as much fun for generations to come.]

Did you know that Field's has a Culinary Council? They do – Rick Bayless, Gale Gand, Tyler Florence are just a few of the chefs involved in this group that, according to the site, "brings outstanding food and cooking ideas, plus helps identify the latest culinary trends." We know it's clever marketing for the store's cooking wares, and seemingly yet another reason for Bayless to be involved in something in Chicago, but whatever. This is another unique touch of Field's that Chicagoist will miss come fall of next year.

2005_09_fieldsculinary2.jpgThis week marks the department store's Culinary Week. Chicagoist has long been a fan of the food found at the various Marshall Field's locations, and serve as a way better treat from a long day of shopping than any of the crap found in the food courts. Try one of the wraps. Trust us. One of the major focuses is, not surprisingly, Mrs. Herings chicken pot pie, the warm and comforting treat that is responsible for the opening of the State Street store's famed Walnut Room.

Get down to the State Street store now for a sample.

The week continues with food demos and tastings at various Field's locations. Check out the culinary events listing for more information.