First Look for Charity 2016 Food & Beverage Sponsors
RESTAURANT & CATERING SPONSORS
SAVOR Chicago | www.savorchicagomcpl.com | @McCormick_Place
Click to download a Food and Beverage Map.
At SAVOR. . . our philosophy is simple . . . our food is Fresh, Honest, Uncomplicated yet Innovative and Flavorful. From our 20,000+ sq. ft. rooftop garden (the Midwest's largest), SAVOR...Chicago provides the freshest of ingredients to feature in Windy City Harvest menu selections at the 23rd St. Café as well as local flavors straight from small purveyors specializing in organic breads, meats raised without antibiotics and other farm-to-fork favorites from local businesses in our restaurants and catering operation.
We take our commitment to the environment very seriously and, along with the MPEA, are focused on driving significant change in the convention center industry. SAVOR...Chicago has been recognized locally and nationally for our sustainability leadership and innovation.
As the exclusive caterer at McCormick Place, SAVOR . . . Chicago has raised the stakes with our commitment to provide guests with an exceptional food experience. Enjoy!
Passed Appetizer Menu:
BLT Tomato Cups
(GF) Plantain Boats with Tuna Tartare, Spicy Mango, Toasted Coconut
(GF) Pistachio Crusted Grape and Goat Cheese Lollipops
Asian Inspired Station Menu:
Crispy Wonton Cups, Cream Cheese, Spicy Tofu, Asian Pear
Korean BBQ Shrimp, Kimchi Braised Greens, Sesame Seed
Chicken Bulgogi Sliders, Sriracha Aioli, Pickled Carrot and Napa Slaw
Italian Inspired Station Menu:
(GF) Marinated Mozzarella, Oven Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto
(GF) Braised Italian Pork, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Creamy Artisan Polenta
Action Station Roman Style Oven Fired Flat Breads with Fig, Prosciutto, Truffle
Southern Inspired Station Menu:
(GF) Roasted Crimson Beets, Goat Cheese, Frisee, Pecans
Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese with Wild Mushrooms, Baby Spinach and Sundried Tomatoes
(GF) Blackened Chicken with Bacon Braised Greens, Roasted Tomato Relish
German Inspired Station Menu:
House made Beer Cheese, Crispy Pretzel Crackers
Beef Short Rib "Sauerbraten", German Dumplings, Horseradish
Knockwurst Sausage, Apple Kraut, House made Mustard, Pumpernickel Crostini
Mediterranean Inspired Station Menu:
(GF) Roasted Cauliflower, Red Lentil, Roasted Red Pepper, Sherry Vinegar
(GF) Apple-wood Bacon Wrapped Dates stuffed with Almonds, Pomegranate Reduction
Adobo Grill | www.AdoboGrill.com | @AdobogrillOT
Adobo Grill Serving authentic Mexican cuisine in a festive and inviting atmosphere, that will give diners the chance to enjoy Adobo's fresh guacamole, prepared tableside, diverse selection of 100% blue agave tequila. From traditional en Adobo entrees to delicioso desserts, this festive, authentic Mexican experience is unmatched.
Adobo’s Famous Guacamole & Chips
Andy's Frozen Custard | www.EatAndys.com | @EatAndys
Andy’s Frozen Custard is the largest privately-owned frozen custard QSR in the country. Each Andy’s Frozen Custard location is open year round with an approach that has been fairly simple; hire great people, treat them right, and create a product that is made fresh every hour with only the finest ingredients. Andy’s Frozen Custard focuses on three main things: product quality, customer service, and community involvement. Now with locations throughout Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, these little custard shops offer customers a slice of hometown Americana, where “it’s fun to be a kid for a while!” Andy’s Frozen Custard Illinois locations include Bolingbrook, Burbank, Countryside, Evanston and Oak Lawn. For more information visit www.eatandys.com.
Andy's Frozen Custard Sundae Bar
6 oz Vanilla Frozen Custard Sundaes with Choice of Hot Fudge Caramel, Strawberries, Heath Bar, Oreos, Cookie Dough, Pecans, and Whole Cherries
Butter Bella Cookies | www.ButterBella.com | @TheButterBella
Butter Bella is a small-batch artisan bakery located in Chicago, Illinois. Using cherished family recipes, our cookies never fail to bring back happy childhood memories. We use Midwest ingredients and our natural, handmade cookies are free of preservatives or artificial flavors. We are dedicated to and are proud to bake for families everywhere. Butter Bella regularly donates time, talent and cookies to causes that are important to us all. We hope you enjoy our assorted gourmet treats including, our Original Butter Cookie, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Lemon, Mocha Almond Chip and Sprinkles cookie.
Original Butter Cookie
Our lovely butter cookie handmade to melt in your mouth using Wisconsin AA grade butter, unbleached flour, premium pure cane sugar, Madagascar vanilla extract and a hint of salt. The base recipe for all of our cookies, Original Butter brings you home with a hug.
Dark Chocolate Cookie
A rich yet mild dark chocolate, measured, scooped and lovingly swirled onto our butter cookie. A sweet-worthy and perfect Midwest indulgence.
Chocolate Chip Cookie
A thin, buttery, and crisp chocolate chip cookie that will have you craving this special and crunchy chocolate treat.
Sometimes sweet, sometimes tart and always fresh, our lemon cookies never fail to lighten up your day. Pure sunshine in your mouth.
Mocha Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie
Introducing the hallowed flavors of espresso, chocolate and almonds to our lovely butter cookie is something like making music. Indeed, a favorite recipe of musicians, artists and all creative souls.
Fun and lightly sweet, the perfect amount of color and crunch reminds you of carefree play and happy adventures!
*Contains: Milk, Wheat. Chocolate contains soy lecithin as an emulsifier. All cookies manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, treenuts and soy. Mocha Almond Chocolate Chip contains almonds.
Carnivale | www.CarnivaleChicago.com | @Carnivale312
Chef Rodolfo Cuadros' cuisine is influenced by his love for deeply rooted traditions in Hispanic culture. Carnivale's menu highlights dishes from the Caribbean, Spain, South and Central America and sources the best local ingredients to bring you an unforgettable experience in Latin-American flavors. We're famous for our award-winning mojitos, fresh ceviche and wood-grilled steak.
Tequila Lime Tarts
Passion Fruit Tarts
Cantina 1910 | www.Cantina-1910.com | @ Cantina_1910
Cantina 1910 is a modern Mexican restaurant offering an updated approach to traditional and regional Mexican dishes through both classic and modern technique.
Chocolate Concha with whipped flan
Pecan Concha with whipped flan
Catered by Design | www.CateredbyDesign.com | @CateredbyDesign
Catered by Design brings your events to life with sumptuous food presented in spectacular fashion, by a creative & friendly team of professionals. For over 20 years, our events have sustained a loyal following of devoted and happy customers. Catered by Design has menus from the traditional to the extraordinary. Our award winning chefs use only the freshest ingredients, and are in tune with the latest culinary & event trends. Our sales team will help you handcraft an innovative menu that suits your style and stays within your budget. You can count on Catered by Design to handle all the details with style and finesse. Entertain with confidence, and the peace of mind that working with top notch professionals can bring.
Grilled Cheese Triangles & Tomato Basil Soup
Artichoke Hearts Au Gratin
Savory Mascarpone & Parmesan Cheese
Surf & Turf Shooter
Lobster Bisque, Mini Beef Brochette
Chicago Carmel Corn Parfait
Corn Sponge Cake, Salted Caramel Mousse, Cream Cheese Mousse, Caramel Corn Brittle, & Chopped Caramel Corn
Very Berry Crème Brulee
Chocolate & Banana Cream Macaroons
Filini Bar & Restaurant | www.FiliniChicago.com | @FiliniChicago
Many people thought we were mad. Most days we think the same. But for different reasons.
To open another Italian bar and restaurant in Chicago? You must be mad.
But we're not mad just committed. Committed to a belief in what we do and how we do it. Committed to a belief in Italian food and wines and style and service. The best of produce, cooked and served in a way that's relevant to the way we want live our lives now. Authentic Italian food simply prepared to let the freshest of ingredients sing. Food to share. Menus that are flexible. A wine list that matches and challenges and is built to satisfy the full range of tastes while being neat in its numbers. With a killer cocktail list that understands the classics, knows how to push the new, and also knows that sometimes all you need is a great glass of wine or a great beer.
Homemade Gnocchi and Braised Pork
Cheek with Parmesan Crisp
Frontier | www.TheFrontierChicago.com | @FrontierChicago
Like generations of pioneers who uprooted their lives and pushed for new beginnings in the American West, we prepare and cook our food in ingenious and tasty ways. Our menu pays tribute to what those adventurers ate and hunted on the trail, as we invite you to savor the modern day interpretations of their fare. Our food is best enjoyed in communal settings. We've captured the early pioneer's celebration of family dinner gatherings in order to create you an unparalleled dining experience that is well paired and well fueled. Our bar features a wide array of domestic and regional craft beers, select fine wines, and house made craft cocktails, using only the freshest quality ingredients. And, our full liquor bar accommodates the most dedicated cocktail enthusiast.
Garrett Popcorn Shops | www.GarrettPopcorn.com | @GarrettPopcorn
For more than 60 years, Garrett Popcorn Shops handcrafts every small batch of their gourmet popcorn daily. They use only the highest-quality ingredients including their signature blend of locally grown kernels. Their secret family recipe, passed down three generations, is handmade in old-fashioned copper kettles. When local fans asked for a mixture of sweet and salty, they created The Chicago Mix: a blend of their famous CaramelCrisp(r) and CheeseCorn(tm) recipes. It remains their most popular flavor and a consistent favorite throughout our entire fan base.
Created by our loyal fans, the Garrett Mix® combines sweet CaramelCrisp® with savory CheeseCorn.
Real Cayenne Pepper and Ground Chili Powder set our savory CheeseCorn ablaze.
Dark Chocolate Covered CaramelCrisp®
Premium Dark Chocolate coats our beloved CaramelCrisp®
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab | www.JoesChicago.com | @JoesChicago
Located in downtown Chicago, Joe's provides the ideal setting for gatherings that are intimate or parties that are larger with accommodations for up to 200 guests. Private dining menus feature fresh seafood and prime steaks with our signature sides and freshly baked pies. Tuxedo-clad restaurant style service allows guests to select their entree at the time of the event. Our dedicated event planners will ensure your event is both exceptional and effortless.
Key Lime Push Pops
Mercadito & MH Catering | www.MercaditoRestaurants.com | @MercaditoHosp,
Our team's knowledge is grounded in their experience as consumers and connoisseurs, and then improved through decades of restaurant and industry experience. We strive to create a remarkable and unique experience by perfectly detailing every aspect of your catering and event needs. It is important to us that every guest has an exceptional experience and is provided with extraordinary service.
Carnitas de Puerco Tacos
New England Seafood Company | www.NESeafoodCompany.com | @NESeafoodCo
There are very few places where you can enjoy seafood in a setting as beautiful as at New England Seafood Company Fish Market in Chicago. Browse our menu to see some of our classic fish dishes selections. We offer daily specials depending on what is currently in season.
We pride ourselves on serving the freshest seafood possible. From the ocean to our restaurant, we push our suppliers to deliver as soon as possible so we can offer the highest quality, tastiest dishes around.
Shrimp Cocktail Shooters
Porkchop | www.chicagoporkchop.com | @ChicagoPORKCHOP
Porkchop is a restaurant and bar that dishes out an urban interpretation of a Southern backwoods experience. It is an unapologetically unpretentious neighborhood party spot serving gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ, and featuring an innovative 'lowbrow' bar program with some of the world's top whiskeys.
Porkchop serves brunch, lunch, dinner and latenight on Randolph Street, and provides service for all three meal periods and late into the evening at its Hyde Park location. The music is edgy and eclectic; live music is a steady feature in Hyde Park. Porkchop offers daily drink and food specials and features a sidewalk patio in the summer.
Pulled Pork Sliders
Pulled Chicken Sliders
Real Urban Barbeque | www.realurbanbbq.com | @RealUrbanBBQ
Real Urban Barbecue in downtown Highland Park specializes in homemade BBQ sauce and slow-smoked fare like ribs, pulled pork, turkey, brisket and chicken slowly rotated on four Cookshack smokers capable of smoking 1600 lbs. of meat daily. Recent accolades include being featured on Chicago Magazine's "Hot List" in January 2011, Chicago Tribune's "Essential Bites" in July 2011 and voted as the "North Shore's Best BBQ" in August 2011 by the readers of Make It Better Magazine in their annual "Best Of" issue. For more information visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com or call 224.770.4BBQ (4227). Follow on Twitter at @RealUrbanBBQ. Located at 610 Central Avenue #177, in Port Clinton Square.
White Cheddar Mac N' Cheese
topped with Real Urban BBQ's famous Burnt Ends and a cheddar cracker crumble
Remington's | www.RemingtonsChicago.com | @RemingtonsChi
Our classic American Grill, offers a welcoming atmosphere for our guests to enjoy warm hospitality right here in Chicago's famed Millennium Park. We offer classic American cuisine featuring fresh seafood from the raw bar, hearty entree salads, exquisite steaks, delicious chops, and mouth-watering prime rib from the rotisserie.
Key Lime Pie Tartlets
Shen Yun Chicago | www.ShenYun.com | @ShenYun
Shen Yun Show Chicago is a local non-profit organization with the mission to introduce Chinese culture to the community. The organization presents Shen Yun performing arts at top theaters in Chicago and host several events to introduce Chinese food, tea, culture, fashion, music, meditation, and more. Inspired by the spirit of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts brings to life ancient myth, legends and historical stories through classical Chinese dance.
Rice Cake, Honey Noodle, Moon Cake, Umbrella Cracker
White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Pu-erh Chrysanthemum Tea, Osmenthus Tea, Jasmine Tea, Roselle Tea
Texas de Brazil | www.TexasdeBrazil.com | @texasdebrazil
Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian-American steakhouse, featuring a 50-item salad area, continuous service of sizzling cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage served tableside by a troop of carvers with long sword-like skewers.
The Brazilian serving style and rustic atmosphere of Texas de Brazil allows guests to enjoy an incredible dining experience, complete with excellent service and exquisite food. An unprecedented feature of the restaurant is the two story wine room complete with an aerial wine artist who performs acrobatic moves while gracefully retrieving bottles of wine as diners watch through glass walls.
Brazilian Sausage Sandwiches
with Brazilian vinaigrette
Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar | www.EatAtUnion.com | @EatAtUnion
Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is among Chicago's most vibrant and lively downtown dining experiences. A neighborhood restaurant that unites Japanese culinary tradition and creativity with a distinctly American persona, Union embraces an American warmth and personality and combines them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine. This playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish.
Union is known for its creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine, which results in a variety of flavorful dishes from the Kitchen, Sushi Bar and Robata Grill. Union offers carefully handcrafted and inventive cocktails as well as an extensive beer, liquor and spirited wine list.
Spicy Shrimp Sushi Roll
Devon Sushi Roll
The Windsor | www.TheWindsorChicago.com | @WindsorChicago
The Windsor, opened in Summer 2015, is newest member of the 4 Star Restaurant Group (owners of Crosby's Kitchen, The Smoke Daddy, Dunlay's, DOC Wine Bar, Frasca and Remington's). The menu was created by Chef Todd Stein with a focus on unique and expansive rotisserie options, shareable plates, craft beer and cocktails for lunch, brunch and dinner. Perfect for busy families, professionals, and visitors in the area, the menu also features a selection of fresh options to go.
ZED451 | www.ZED451.com | @ZED451
ZED451 is an unconventional steakhouse located in the heart of River North, on the corner of Clark Street and Superior Street. In our warm, contemporary, 18,000-square foot space, we sought to set a new standard in modern upscale dining through our unique approach to the dining experience. There are no menus; you choose from the wide selection of steaks, poultry, wild game, and fish that our tableside chefs bring directly to your table. Help yourself to our seasonal Harvest Tables and take as much - or as little - as you wish. At ZED451 you control the pacing and portions so you can stay as long as you want and eat what you desire.
S’more Pie Skewers
First Roasted Borsin Stuffed Peppadew Peppers
Antique Coffee | www.antiquecoffee.com | @AntiqueCoffee
Goose Island Beer Co. | www.gooseisland.com | @GooseIsland
Jack Daniels | www.jackdaniels.com | @JackDaniels_US
Menage A Trois Vodka | www.menageatroisvodka.com
Sugar Island Rum | www.sugarislandrum.com
Trinchero Family Estates | www.tfewines.com
Tres Agaves Tequila | www.tresagaves.com