|CHICAGO, IL (September 27, 2015) – On Thursday, November 12, LuxeHome, in partnership with Wine Spectator Magazine presents the ninth annual CHILL, an International Wine & Culinary Event featuring the best in food, drink and design to benefit three local charities. One of Chicago’s biggest and most popular culinary events, CHILL takes place amidst the ambience of the LuxeHome Boutiques on the first floor of Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart and features over 150 superb wines from world-wide winemakers paired with cuisine from distinguished Chicago chefs all in the name of charity. Again this year, proceeds from LuxeHome CHILL will directly benefit the local programming of three distinguished charities—The Lynn Sage Foundation, Saturday Place, and the Respiratory Health Association.
Over the past eight years, CHILL has raised nearly 1 million dollars for charity. CHILL 2015 takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Merchandise Mart, and tickets ($95) can be purchased online.
Featuring cuisine from over 50 chefs, attendees sample a variety of dishes from Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants, including: Ada St., Barley & Brass, Bistrot Zinc, Bistronomic, Cape Cod, Carnivale, Celeste, Coco Pazzo, Cooper’s Hawk, Current, Del Frisco’s, Farmhouse Chicago, Filini, Three Forks, Fred’s at Barney’s New York, Highline, Hubbard Inn, Kinmont, Marion Street Cheese Market, May St. Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmicks, Mercadito, Mercat a la Planxa, Nellcôte, Nick’s Fishmarket, Osteria La Madia, Osteria Langhe, Prime & Provisions, RA Sushi, Reverie Chicago, Roy’s, Rural Society, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Sidedoor, Siena Tavern, Tavern on Rush, The Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Chicago, The Florentine, The Signature Room at the 95th, the Wit, Two, Wood, ZED451 and others.
With a collection of premium spirits, international wines and craft beer, attendees can imbibe with these premium retailers: Au Contraire, Baron & Guestier, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Bouchaine Vineyards, Castello Banfi, Catena, Charles & Company, Château D’Esclans, Chill wines, Concha y Toro, Consorzio Vino Nobile, Doña Paula Winery, Don Q, Fattoria di Magliano, Ferrari Carano Vineyards, Fetzer Vineyards, Folie à Deux Winery, Fonseca Port, Francis Ford Coppola, Geyser Peak Winery, Guarachi Wine Partners, Heritance Wines, Joel Gott Wines, Josh Cellars, Kenwood Vineyards, Korbel Champagne Cellars, La Marca Prosecco, Marqués de Riscal, Meiomi Wines, Mezzacorona, Moncaro Winery, Mud House Wines, Napa Cellars, Novus Ordo, Rotari, Santa Carolina Winery, Sicilia DOC, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stella Artois, Taken Wine Company, Takara Sake, Tamarí, Taylor Fladgate Port, Trinchero Napa Valley, Veuve du Vernay, Wente Vineyards and others.
While at CHILL, sample food and wine in these LuxeHome showrooms: Amiel.US, Ann Sacks, Artistic Tile, Bentwood of Chicago, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, The Chopping Block, Christopher Peacock Home, de Giulio kitchen design, Dream2O, Ernestomeda Chicago, Exquisite Surfaces, Farrow and Ball, GRAFF, Katonah Architectural, Hardware, Keeler, Lefroy Brooks Chicago, Miele Center, Monogram Design Center, The Nanz Company & Remains Lighting, NEFF of Chicago, Paris Ceramics, Plain & Fancy by Dandamudi’s, Poggenpohl, Porcelanosa Tile, Kitchen/Bath/Hardwood, ROHL, Scavolini Store Chicago, The Shade Store, Sherwin-Williams Color Studio, SMEG USA, Studio Snaidero Chicago, Sub Zero/Wolf Showroom, Valcucine Chicago, Waterworks and Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center.
Join celebrated chefs, winemakers and craft producers for an evening of food and luxury, directly benefiting local programming for these distinct charities:
The Lynn Sage Foundation was founded in 2003 by the family of Lynn Sage in honor and memory of their beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, who tragically passed away at the age of 39 as a result of her battle with breast cancer. Dedicated to finding a cure for this disease, the Foundation has raised over $1.5 million to support The Lynn Sage Scholars Program, which is 100% local to Chicago and fully research based. The Lynn Sage Scholars Program awards $100,000 per year, for two years, to some of the country’s most promising researchers at the Robert H. Lurie -more- Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Saturday Place is an academic enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade students from Chicago Public Schools who are performing at least one year below grade level and live in under-resourced communities. With University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) as a partner, the program enables students to excel academically and develop a love for learning. Saturday Place currently has a partnership with Chavez Multicultural Academy, a Chicago Public School located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
Respiratory Health Association is an independent not-for-profit lung health organization that has been serving Chicagoland since 1906. Their mission is to promote healthy lungs and fight lung disease through research, advocacy and education. Through community-based interventions, Respiratory Health Association serves local residents living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.
LuxeHome offers discerning homeowners and trade professionals one-stop shopping convenience with access to the finest kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and much more. LuxeHome displays the widest selection of products to suit all upscale design styles, from modern European to classic American to traditional English. In addition to the extensive lineup of premier brands, each boutique offers knowledgeable designers who are available to assist with all phases of each design project. LuxeHome’s boutiques are open for shopping Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit luxehome.com. Follow LuxeHome on Facebook, Houzz, Instagram and Twitter.
Vornado Realty Trust, owner of the Merchandise Mart, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO. www.vno.com
LuxeHome CHILL 2015 is grateful to the following sponsors that help make the evening possible, including: ER2 Image Group, Acqua Panna, S. Pellegrino and Cayman Islands.