Bites & benders
Top Chicago chefs, local farmers and the many people who love them will come together at the FamilyFarmed.org Expo, a two-day event showcasing local and organic food and wines. Food policy and industry leaders will make speeches during the day and cut loose at the “Localicious” food and wine–tasting party tonight. $15 in advance, $20 at the door (Localicious party is $75, $90 at the door). 78 E Washington St at Garland Ct (312-951-8999).
The Ghetto Gourmet—a traveling, underground, bring-your-own-wine-and-floor-cushions dinner party—is making a four-day stop in Chicago. The catch is the organizers don’t divulge where it will be held or what will be served until three days prior. Hell, we don’t even know why it’s called “ghetto.” Yet we’re curiously confident it will be good. Fri 23, Sat 24, Mon 26, Wed 28.$55. Details and reservations at www.theghet.com.
The gods of cheese have granted your wish: Terrance Brennan, chef of New York’s cheese-centric restaurant Artisanal, will join chef Martial Noguier for a five-course Cheese Lover’s Dinner at one sixtyblue. Roquefort parfait, Comté-crusted arctic char and Alpine cheese soup will be served aside wines from Santa Barbara’s Hartly-Ostini Hitching Post Winery. $95. 1400 W Randolph St at Loomis St (312-850-0303).—Rihoko Ueno