On Friday May 20th, Chicagoland Elites trekked to Yelp's Foodietastic Elite event at the oh-so-whimsical Wimsa, an indie gourmet grocer specializing in all things sustainable, locally-sourced and organic. Elites and their guests kicked backed and relaxed with delicious Lulu B. Wines at the newly-minted chic café, and proprietor/chef John des Rossiers even broke into an impromptu craft beer tasting of his own.
And of course, an event by the name of Foodietastic had more fabulous food than you could shake a stick at: From the Pinn-Oak lamb stew to a penne alla Arrabiata with meatballs, from organic chicken polenta with toasted hazelnuts to a rare selection of cheese and artisan charcuterie, we ate like kings, drank like rockstars and the world didn't end.
Corin W may have summed it up best: "The food was incredible. The lamb stew was outstanding, the sheep's milk unpasteurized blue cheese mind-blowing. John also broke out the most incredible, fragrant, potent and inspiring bottle of gin I've ever tasted: called No Drama Gin – made by John himself." Read the rest of the reviews and check out all of Ruthie Hauge's beautiful camera work right here!
Until next time,