Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Chicago's Sister Cities Festival


The variety of "sister cities" that Chicago has is quite interesting. My lunch today was from 3 of them! The annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival is going on this week at Daley Plaza. Apparently there are 27 "sister cities" and while they weren't all represented, there was a good selection of different foods.

There were a group of musicians playing while I walked around - it sounded like Spanish or Mexican music. A "savory" turkey and cheese crepe represented Paris, France. A couscous salad representing Petach Tikva, Israel had with really good black and green olives and LARGE Israeli couscous. And a very refreshing (and not too sweet) mango shake represented Lahore, Pakistan.


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Marion Street Cheese Market and its chef and partner Michael Pivoney have been invited to participate in the Sister Cities Gourmet event … held in conjunction with the inaugural Chicago Gourmet culinary festival (aka “fancy” Taste of Chicago). Chef Mike will be paired with Chef John Penn, a professor at the College of Food, part of the University College Birmingham. The tentative plans call for a beer dinner in which Chef Mike and Chef Penn will plan a collaborative menu to be prepared for guests at the new Marion Street Cheese Market Cafe.