Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Luxe File ♥s: Taste of the Gold Coast '11!

On August 23rd, guests gathered for cocktails and sampled some of the area's most eclectic cuisine at this year's Taste of the Gold Coast 2011 at the Sutton Place Hotel - Luxe File was in South Florida getting a much-needed Vitamin D fix so we missed all the fun! BOO!

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).

Cindy Burns, Chuck Jordan, Candace Jordan
and Paul Iancono

Maralyn Owen, Jessica Altieri and Julianne Glatz

Alayna Washington Crenshaw and D.C. Crenshaw

Gold Coast Glamazon

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

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