Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chicago's Luxury Ice Cream Festival - July 30/31

Okay so we're cutting it close on this event but if you happen to be in the Chicago area this weekend you must check this out. It's on Friday and Saturday July 30 & 31st from 7-10pm. We at Scoopalicious rave about our own hometown all you can eat festival, Scooper Bowl, but it looks like Chicago is showing us some serious competition with their Luxury Ice Cream Festival. Now the two festivals definitely have a different take...main stream brands on a city plaza with lots of kids, music and fun and the other is artisan flavors in a chic museum, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, under the stars with beer and wine. Each I love for different reasons. Who doesn't love watching kids eat as many scoops as they want and being able to do the same with fun music and tourists buzzing all around. But I do have to say a night out in a cool museum with cocktails and micro-creamery ice cream sounds pretty darn good too. 

Tickets are $25 for 25 tasting stations of various ice cream, gelato, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, and more. For a night out that's not too shabby especially when there was also a grilling section on a rooftop terrace of a Nature Museum with beer and wine tastings too!

I am not all familiar with these chefs but you might be if you are from that area....go check out Gino Bahena, Michelle Garcia, Christine McCabe's cool creations, plus artisan ice cream from Black Dog Gelato, Nice Cream, Vosges haut Chocolate, Homer's, Oberweis, Sassy Cow Creamery and many more! 

We'd love to hear more about this. If you happen to end up here this Friday or Saturday please drop us a line and share your experience.

[Scoopalicious is celebrating National Ice Cream month with a Post-A-Day throughout the month of July!]

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