Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chicago Chefs Support Oil Spill Relief

It warms our hearts, here at Taste of the Nation Chicago, to see the slew of generous chefs rally together to support the Gulf Coast in the face of oily disaster. Big Jones' Executive Chef Paul Fehribach has helped arrange the Gulf Coast Fishing Families and Wildlife Relief Benefit to take place on July 25 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park, featuring a reception and auction with food and drink provided by the chefs, mixologists and caterers. Anyone who donates $50 or more to the fund is welcome to attend. Paul, toques off to you.

We already knew our collection of chefs for this year's Taste of the Nation was a strong one. And seeing their names now attached to a charitable project such as this serves as sweet vindication. We can't help but blush with hometown pride. The event will feature food, drink and auction items from such TOTN participants as Big Jones, The Bristol, Kith & Kin, The Purple Pig, The Southern and of course, Mindy Segal's HotChocolate.

Interested in attending the event/supporting the Gulf Coast? Of course you are! To attend, guests are asked to make a minimum donation of $50 for Gulf relief. They can donate by visiting the benefit's official website at or by visiting For those who donate at Support BTNEP, they will need to bring payment confirmation to the event to gain entry. They'll also need to reserve their spot at the benefit by emailing with the number of spots they are reserving and donating for.

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