Party Like A Michelin Man

Last night’s Michelin reception should have been stuffy.

It was in the stunning Chicago Cultural Center, attended by the who’s who of the culinary world and Mayor Richard Daley, and while the event didn’t have a dress code- most men sported suits.

Thankfully the event was, dare I say- really fun.

Even dressed up chefs have a fun and casual demeanor and everyone couldn’t wait to congratulate each other.

After sneaking in (Ryan was invited, but not me!) I was in awe of the beautiful space and the talent in the room.

I chatted with Graham Elliot, Rick Bayless, Kevin Hickey, Michael Carlson, Donnie Madia, Carrie “NAHA”, Chris Pandel and The Bristol guys, The Boka Crew, Amanda Puck, Lynne B, Rachel Schwantz, James Goeke, Monica, Ari Bendersky and Audarshia.

Apparently Joel Stein was also in da house.

Afterward we all rolled over to The Purple Pig where madness ensued…and by madness I mean- lots of laughs, meeting some awesome wives and girlfriends and great food.


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