CHICAGO GOURMET SEPTEMBER 24-29th
In the spotlight each September, Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet delivers a culinary tour de force. On stage at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion, celebrity chefs present their favorite dishes while they cook, laugh, take questions – and selfies. Just beyond the stage, tents galore on the Great Lawn delight the crowd with delicious food, wine, spirits and beer tastings. Ready for a master class? Two seminar spots feature top sommeliers and mixologists opening bottles and minds with new wines to try and cocktails to shake.
Alpana will be participating in several Chicago Gourmet Events. Here’s her schedule!
ITALIAN FEAST ON THE ODYSSEY CHICAGO RIVER
We're making you an offer you can’t refuse... Join chefs Fabio Viviani, Tony Priolo, Carolina Diaz and Federico Comacchio with wines curated by Alpana Singh for a mobster-inspired Italian feast aboard the Odyssey Chicago River. Guests will revel in traditional Italian fare and full-bodied wines, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Chicago River. This elegant, multi-course, Italian dinner down the Chicago River will have you thinking you're a bit player in "The Godfather."
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: Odyssey Chicago River, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60603
BATTLE OF THE MASTERS
Our Master Sommeliers are taking center stage as we bring together food, wine and music all under one roof and on one menu! With each course three Master Sommeliers will go head-to-head with a wine & song pairing to compliment the featured chef’s dish and you will be the critic. A fan favorite will be crowned champ at the end, but everyone will go home happy and singing their way into the weekend! Musical performance by Seth Mercer & In The End
Battle of the Masters tickets can be purchased here! All proceeds will benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Swift & Sons, 1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
A CELEBRATION OF SOUTH ASIAN CUISINE
Alpana will moderate a discussion with an esteemed panel of writers, tastemakers and chefs highlighting the changing landscape and emergence of South Asian cuisine.
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 3:15 - 4:00 pm
Location: Millennium Park, Bank of America Master Classes
Entry is included with Saturday tickets for Chicago Gourmet
Moderator: Alpana Singh, MS, Terra & Vine / Check, Please!
Presenters: Sujan Sarkar, ROOH
Zeeshan Shah, Superkhana International
Yoshi Yamada, Superkhana International
Colleen Sen, Author & Culinary Historian
Rohini Dey, Vermilion
ETHNIC FOODS AND THE WINES THEY LOVE
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Location: Pritzker Pavillion, Choral Room
Entry is included with Sunday tickets for Chicago Gourmet
Alpana will offer a tasting of wines that are her suggestions to pair with a range of ethnic cuisines that often get overlooked when it comes to wine. Prosecco with Indian food, Assyrtiko with Middle Eastern, Gruner Veltliner with Vietnamese and even a Vouvray to pair alongside Ethiopian dishes.