The Chicago Blogger Network put on a wonderful event at Tribute on Wednesday. It was my first CBN event and I had a lovely time. My favorite part was a food demonstration that Chef Jared gave for some of the food bloggers! He taught us how to make the most incredible dish: The Big Nasty. Oh, yes. The next time you are in the mood for some amazing down home cooking, order this! It is a cheese biscuit with the most amazing fried chicken topped with homemade pork sausage gravy and the other side of the cheese biscuit. Oof.
I met three wonderful women at this demonstration: Pilar, Lori, and Christina. The photos I have posted aside from this first one, which is courtesy of Tyler from Darkroom Demons, are from Pilar. Thank you!
|This is Chef Jared!|
|And this is his head pastry chef showing us how to make some insane cheese biscuits!|
|This is homemade sage pork sausage gravy. Lovely!|
|The assembly: the fried chicken is in place on the biscuit topped with the gorgeous gravy!|
|The final product. Beautiful!|
|The best part: Tasting!|
This dish was paired with two incredible wines by Steve Cox at Tribute. They were the 2006 Francine et Olivier, Savary Chablis from Burgundy and the 2011 Palmina Dolcetto from Santa Barbara.
|This is my good friend Sara and my new friend Pilar!|
|This is Amy!|
After this we went out to the party and met a bunch of bloggers. I can't wait to get to know them all better! We left with some really fun tote bags! Thank you to Chicago Blogger network for the tote bags, sharpies, and putting on the event, and to those who supplied us with some really fun products: New Era Cap for the Chicago Blackhawks hat, Loopt for the bottle opener and sunglasses, Kind Bars for the snack bar, Pop Chips for the bag of chips, Freshii for the gift certificate, Tzar Ultra Lounge for the gift certificate, and Pink Papaya for the hand scrub and cream. Thank you very much to Tribute for hosting the event, food, drinks, and the opportunity for everyone to receive 10% off if they show this photo while dining there!