Gold Coast Girls: Cece & Melinda
Thirteen of the area's top restos participated including: Il Mulino, Cape Cod Room, RA Sushi, Chicago q, Go Roma, Whiskey Bar, Carmine's, Pane Caldo, Gaylord, The Drawing Room, Saloon Steakhouse, Devon Seafood Grill and more. Goose Island poured sip-worthy Belgian Style Ales and live musical performances by Lynne Jordan and the Shivers and Nan Mason & Terry Higgins kept guests dancing into the night.
BBQ Dream Team: Chicago q's Sous Chef and staff
Cape Cod Room's Joseph Marchionna
Some of the evening's notable guests included the Taste of the Gold Coast's hostesses, Cece Gonzales and Melinda Joseph of Raymi Productions, Candace Jordan (Candid Candace), Jessica Altieri (Wine Channel TV), Audarshia Townsend (312 Dining Diva), D.C. Crenshaw (Game Time Dine), Alderman Joe Moreno (1st Ward), and Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward).
Maralyn Owen, Jessica Altieri and Julianne Glatz
Alayna Washington Crenshaw and D.C. Crenshaw
Proceeds from the event's silent auction benefitted the North Dearborn Association.
Don't miss Raymi Production's next event: the second annual Who IS Chicago on Friday, September 30 at the dana Hotel and Spa. The event will honor some of the city's leading philanthropists and not-for-profiters. Tickets cost $50 per person. For more information, click HERE.
Photos courtesy of Raymi Productions and NBC Chicago/Onasis Odelmo.
Posted by Kerry Shorr