FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY, CHICAGO AUTO SHOW'S BENEVOLENT BLACK-TIE EVENT, SERVES AS THE EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF THE NATION'S LARGEST AUTO SHOW FEATURING HUNDREDS OF NEW VEHICLES, SOME ON DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE. GUESTS WILL BE TRANSPORTED THROUGH AN EVENING OF OPULENCE AS THEY PERUSE THE SHOW FLOOR AND ARE PRESENTED WITH TASTINGS OF POPULAR MENU ITEMS FROM CHICAGO'S TOP RESTAURANTS AND CATERING COMPANIES. VARIOUS BEVERAGE BRANDS WILL OFFER SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, CRAFT BEERS, AND A SELECTION OF WINES. BROWSE OUR CURRENT LIST OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE SPONSORS BELOW. STAY IN TOUCH TO LEARN ABOUT NEW SPONSORS AND WHAT EACH WILL BE SERVING THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.
First Look for Charity Food & Beverage Sponsors
RESTAURANT & CATERING SPONSORS*
SAVOR... Chicago | www.savorchicagomcpl.com | @McCormick_Place
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.
AceBounce | www.AceBounce.com | @AceBounce | HALL B
AceBounce is an immense ping pong playground with award winning chefs and mixologists, creating an unprecedented party experience.
Serving togarashi, brown sugar and soy glazed chicken kebabs, mini corn tortilla, quinoa "taco meat", salsa crema, cheddar cheese, lettuce, cilantro
CATERED BY DESIGN | www.CateredbyDesign.com | @CateredbyDesign | HALL A
Catered by Design's award winning chefs have created outstanding wedding and event menus ranging from the traditional to the extraordinary. Using only the freshest, most seasonal ingredients, our menus harmoniously embody the latest culinary and event trends.
Surf & Turf Shooter Lobster Bisque, Mini Beef Brochette
Artichoke Hearts Au Gratin Savory Mascarpone &Parmesan Cheese
Warm Baby Churros Cinnamon Sugar, Caramel Ginger Drizzle
Chicago Carmel Corn Parfait Corn Sponge Cake, Salted Caramel Mousse, Cream Cheese Mousse, Caramel Brittle, Chopped Caramel Corn
Pinstripes | www.pinstripes.com | @PinstripesBBB | HALL A
Pinstripes was built from a passion to celebrate and experience sophisticated fun. We feature seasonal ingredients in every dish of our American contemporary cuisine and take pride in our curated wine, craft beer, and handcrafted cocktail selection.
Italian Jambalaya Roasted pepper and grilled Italian sausage mixed in with parmesan risotto
Poke & Roll | www.pokenroll.site.mobi/ | HALL A
Poke & Roll is passionate about poke. We provide the freshest food, expertly prepared and beautifully presented.
Vegetarian pokè - Mango pineapple carrots Edemame green onions purple cabbage wasabi mayo
Salmon pokè - Cucumber green onions pineapple crispy onion spicy mayo, furikake, edamame
Porkchop | www.chicagoporkchop.com | @ChicagoPORKCHOP | HALL A
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 late night 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.
BBQ Sliders slow pulled pork and pulled chicken sliders served with our chipotle bourbon bbq sauce
REAL URBAN BARBEQUE | www.realurbanbbq.com | @RealUrbanBBQ | HALL B
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.
Menu Item: Mac and Cheese with Burnt Ends
SafeHouse | www.safehousechicago.com | @safehouse_CHI
Here's the perfect place to get your martini shaken, not stirred. Safehouse Chicago, the second location to Milwaukee's iconic 50-year-old bar and restaurant is dedicated to everything spy-related such as classics like James Bond and Get Smart. However, there is one unique catch: the entrance for the restaurant is slightly hidden, marked only by a small plaque next to a nondescript red door.
Menu Item: The Spy Who Wanted S'more
Description: Layers of Graham Cracker and Chocolate Mousse with a Mello Cream Top
Texas de Brazil | www.TexasdeBrazil.com | @texasdebrazil | HALL A
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.
Menu Item: Flank Steak with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Chimichurri Sauce
UNION SUSHI + BARBEQUE BAR | www.EatAtUnion.com | @EatAtUnion | HALL A
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.
Tup Cup: green onion, chili and sesame oil, white onion, seaweed
Spicy Shrimp: sesame chili oil, onion, mayo, sweet black pepper sauce
Classic Cali: Fresh Crab, Cucumber
Hokkaido: Seared Scallop, Roasted pepper, Jalapeno, Cilantro
Devon: Sweet Potato Tempura, Curry Mayo, pickled radish, chive, eel sauce
ANDY'S FROZEN CUSTARD | www.EatAndys.com | @EatAndys | HALL A
Andy's Frozen Custard has been a proud dessert sponsor for First Look for Charity since 2012. Since its inception, First Look for Charity has raised millions of dollars for local charities. The affair transports guests through an evening of luxury, not presented during the general public portion of the Chicago Auto Show, which features over 1,000 newly unveiled vehicles, while benefiting many local charities. The mission, led by Andy's Frozen Custard owner and President Andy Kuntz, will require the collaboration of all nine Andy's locations in Illinois, and the dedication of a dozen store managers who carefully transport one of Andy's 1,800 lb. custom designed frozen custard machines, a large frozen custard cone structure, and hundreds of pounds of locally sourced fresh ingredients to produce and serve the freshest frozen custard sundaes possible to event attendees. Andy's Frozen Custard takes great pride in offering something not easily found today: a made-from- scratch frozen treat that is made fresh every hour using locally sourced ingredients and served at the exact right temperature - the fresh flavors are unparalleled! Andy's Frozen Custard began in Missouri in 1986 and now has locations throughout the country including Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Andy's has nine Chicagoland locations: Bolingbrook, Burbank, Countryside, Evanston, Mount Prospect, Naperville (2 stores), Oak Lawn, and Oswego, with plans to open more stores in 2018. For more information visit www.eatandys.com or call Charlie Buchanan at (417) 881-3500.
Menu: Build your own sundae, made with fresh, frozen custard. Toppings include hot fudge, strawberries, Oreos, bananas, sprinkles and roasted pecans
BUTTER BELLA COOKIES | www.ButterBella.com | @TheButterBella | HALL A
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.
Menu: Assorted Butter Bella Cookies
DOLCE ITALIAN AND I|O GODFREY AT THE GODFREY HOTEL CHICAGO | www.godfreyhotelchicago.com | @IOGODFREY
Enjoy a chef crafted cocktail with friends in communal booths under the retractable roof or warm up in winter months with I|O's comfort classic dishes next to the two-level fire pit. I|O Godfrey, a Chicago rooftop lounge offers state-of-the-art retractable roof allows the outdoor space to evoke a unique in-is-out and out-is-in vibe. Enjoy the day, revel in the night, and discover your element in the rooftop bar at I|O Godfrey.
Menu: Classic Italian tiramisu made with chocolate, mascarpone, pavesini, and sugar
GARRETT POPCORN | www.GarrettPopcorn.com | @GarrettPopcorn | HALL B
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 and CheeseCorn recipes. It remains their most popular flavor and a consistent favorite throughout our entire fan base.
Menu: Garrett Mix, created by our loyal fans, combining the sophisticated sweetness of CaramelCrisp with the savory goodness of CheeseCorn.
HOUSE OF BLUES RESTAURANT AND BAR / FOUNDATION ROOM VIP CLUB www.houseofblues.com/chicago | @HOBChicago
House of Blues IS the ultimate night out. It's where great food sets the stage for amazing live concerts. From VIP experiences with the world's best artists to our world-famous Gospel Brunch on Sundays, House of Blues is truly where music and food feed the soul.
Menu Item: Key Lime Pie and Bread Pudding
HUB51 | www.hub51chicago.com | @hub51
We are a social dining hub serving up contemporary American eats in Chicago's River North neighborhood.
Menu Item: Miniature Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
SHEN YUN CHICAGO | www.ShenYun.com | @ShenYun | HALL A
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.
Dessert: Rice Cake, Honey Noodle, Moon Cake, Umbrella Cracker
Teas:White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Pu-erh Chrysanthemum Tea,
Osmenthus Tea, Jasmine Tea, Roselle Tea.
VANILLE PATISSERIE | www.vanillepatisserie.com | @VanilleChicago
Initially founded in 2002, Vanille Patisserie specializes in authentic French pastries, desserts, and cakes. Owned and operated by chef Sophie Evanoff, Vanille is noted for its premier quality, taste, and dedication to its craft.
Menu Item: French Macarons with salted caramel filling
CARNIVALE | www.carnivalechicago.com | @Carnivale312 | HALL B
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.
Menu Item: Tequila Lime Tarts and Pistachio Cheesecake Bites
MERCADITO | www.MercaditoRestaurants.com | @MercaditoHosp | HALL A
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.
Menu Item: shrimp, roasted garlic, chipotle mojo, avocado, corn tortilla
TAPAS VALENCIA | www.tapasvalencia.com | @tapasvalencia | HALL B
Located in Chicago's South Loop, we offer creative Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, and a lively atmosphere with walls adorned in multi-colored mosaic artwork reminiscent of the art of the great Spanish artists Joan Miro and Antoni Gaudí! Whether you're dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.
Saffron infused rice baked with chicken and shrimp (GF)
Saffron infused rice baked with seasonal vegetables (GF/Vegan)
Traditional Spanish omelet with potatoes and onions (V)
BREWSMART BEVERAGE| www.brewsmartbeverage.com | @BrewSmartUSA
BrewSmart Beverage is the nation's most trusted hot and iced beverage distributor, headquartered right here in Chicago. Going into our 49th year in business, BrewSmart is the smart choice for your office, c-store, dealership or restaurant. Distributing the top national brands from Starbucks, Seattle's Best, Eight o'clock, and more! From Coffee to Cappuccino, Iced Tea to Espresso, BrewSmart has you covered. Bring 49 years of business to work for you with BrewSmart.
GOOSE ISLAND BEER COMPANY | www.gooseisland.com | @GooseIsland
Our brewery was built in 1995 and has more than doubled in size since originally built. We bring you our tasty pints using 32 fermenters, over 15 different yeasts, state-of-the-art filters, centrifuges and a 50 barrel JV Northwest 5 vessel system that brews 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our mission is to lead in the craft of brewing by creating award-winning beers that define classic and innovative styles to capture the hearts, imaginations, and palates of beer drinkers.
1605 Manchego Paired with 312 & Sofie
Cabot Clothbound English Cheddar Paired with Goose IPA
Prairie Breeze American Cheddar Paired with Old Man Grumpy
JACK DANIELS | www.jackdaniels.com | @JackDaniels_US
Crafting something that endures for over 150 years takes time and character. You'll find plenty of both in the people and history that make Jack Daniel's, where we say "Live freely. Drink responsibly."
Cocktails: Silver Dollar Lemonade: Gentleman Jack, Oleo Saccharum, Lemon Juice, Frozen Lemonade, Malbec, Lemon Garnish
Toasted Stave Old Fashioned: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select, Brown Sugar Cube, Angostura Bitters, Lemon & Orange Peel
TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES | www.tfewines.com
Trinchero Family Estates was born from unwavering fortitude and a bit of good fortune. Nearly 70 years ago, when Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero left New York City in search of a better life for his family in Napa Valley, no one could have predicted the unprecedented success that followed. From the world's first-ever White Zinfandel to some of the most-sought after vineyards in Napa to a portfolio of more than 45 global wine and spirits brands, the Trinchero Family Estates of today is an enduring symbol of the American Dream.
Joel Gott Chardonnay, Bieler Rosé, Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon
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