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Food & Wine Party

By Laura Oppenheimer in Food on Nov 7, 2006 8:45PM

Twenty of the top chefs in Chicago are joining forces with Food & Wine Magazine for the 2006 Entertaining Showcase at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Wednesday, November 15. 2006_11_fandw.jpgThe list of participating chefs reads like a who's who of Chicago fine dining: Food & Wine Best New Chefs Michael Carlson of Schwa and Graham Elliot Bowles of Avenues, Grant Achatz from Alinea, Shawn McClain from Spring, Green Zebra and Custom House, and Andrew Zimmerman from newcomer del Toro, amongst others.

Of course, being presented by Food & Wine, in addition to the food at the event there will be ... wine. Specifically, Brian Duncan, wine director of Bin 36, will lead a seminar (sounds very scholarly for a party) so you know how to match wines with various holiday dishes this season. Chicagoist has in the past been known to serve proseco with pretty much everything, so we will definitely be taking notes at the seminar.

A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest charitable hunger-relief organization. While we feel a little shady spending tons of money on out-of-control good food to raise money for people who can't afford any food at all, we know that in the non-profit world, that is how it is done. And so we will be there.

The 2006 Entertaining Showcase is November 15, 6:30-9:30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Click here to purchase tickets.

Image via the MCA.