There’s no better time to celebrate Chicago than now, and with Chicago being recognized lately for its phenomenal cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Best Of Chicago tapped Chef Paul Kahan to serve as the main chef for the night. Kahan, arguably one of the most prominent names to come out of the Chicago culinary scene, is a passionate and creative chef known for his seven restaurants: Blackbird, Avec, The Publican, Big Star, Publican Quality Meats, Nico Osteria and Dove’s Luncheonette.
Sponsored by Chase, guests were invited to the Chase Lounge in the historic Chicago Theatre to eat food from Kahan’s Publican Anker and imbibe with drinks from The Violet Hour. The venue, which includes dark paneled-wood, guitars, classic records and vintage posters, was dimly lit and provided the perfect ambiance for a classic Chicago celebration. The hundreds of guests in attendance, including Chicago Bears wide receiver Victor Cruz, got a chance to mingle in one of the city’s most historic landmarks. Comedian Jonathan Kite performed for guests as well.
The evening also included a tour of the Chicago Theatre for guests to see all of the wonderful spaces the landmark has to offer.
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Photo by Barry Brecheisen