Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Experience Sensory Overload this Thursday in River North

Hi, Foodie Friends! Wanted to take a minute to share info on this fabulous food event coming up this week. Sounds like a foodie's dream with some of Chicago's hottest spots being represented and several exciting dishes to try over a three-hour span. Get your tickets ASAP!

Tribune Events Group Debuts Sensory Overload
Chicago’s Culinary Experts Indulge Patrons’ Five Senses at Unique Event

CHICAGO (April 11, 2016) – Tribune Events Group, in collaboration with #Foodiechats, will host the first-of-its-kind Sensory Overload dining event on Thursday, April 14 at The Montgomery Club in the River North neighborhood. Showcasing 15 original Chicago dishes to entice the five senses  sight, smell, taste, sound and touch  Sensory Overload will offer patrons an opportunity to explore the local culinary scene from top restaurants and producers in a truly compelling fashion.

“Chicago is a melting pot for food connoisseurs and the perfect place to debut an event of this kind,” notes Haley Carlson, Director, Events & Sponsorships, Tribune Events Group. “We’re thrilled to partner with #Foodiechats to engage an audience that appreciates fine cuisine and wants to absorb the essence and effect of food on every sensory level.”

Guests will partake in a three-hour interactive adventure where they will experience each specially crafted dish under one roof and come into contact with food in inventive ways they never imagined. 

Confirmed partners represent a wide variety of renowned Chicago restaurants and food producers, including Coconutz, Connie’s Pizza, Gibsons, Greenridge Farms Deli, The Hampton Social, Hubbard Inn, Illinois Farm Families, Jellyfish, Outdoor Farmers Market, Pork Chop, Sage Gardens, Sartori, Smith & Wollensky, Uncle Dougie’s and Yolk. 

Sponsors include Celebrity Cruises, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and Woodford Reserve. 

“We’re enhancing the typical tasting event with Sensory Overload by making it an interactive experience,” says #Foodiechats Founder and CEO Steve Green. “Tribune Events Group is the perfect partner to attract a like-minded audience that acknowledges there is more than one way to taste your food.”

Illinois Restaurant Association will serve as the evening’s beneficiary.

Sensory Overload is produced by Tribune Events Group and #Foodiechats and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at The Montgomery Club, located at 500 W. Superior St. General admission tickets are $85. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.tribtix.com/.

About #Foodiechats
#Foodiechats is an online and live worldwide Social Foodie Community. The #Foodiechats Community is consistently sharing and engaging with the website about restaurants, brands and products on its social media channels seven days a week with the hashtag #Foodiechats.

The #Foodiechats Community consists of Social Foodies, Social Media Influencers, Chefs, Home Cooks, Bloggers, Brands and Restaurants. #Foodiechats is the perfect community for all Foodies to connect with each other locally, nationally and even worldwide.

Since May 2011, the highlight of #Foodiechats is every Monday at 8 p.m. ET, when a new sponsor and theme is featured in a 10-question Q&A format. During the 90-minute #Foodiechats, participants discover new brands, recipes, hot restaurants, and meet new foodie friends and connections. The website averages 15 million timeline deliveries with a 1.2 million reach every Monday night.

About the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF)
The Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization (501 c3) dedicated to building Illinois' hospitality workforce through career exploration, workforce development programs, and scholarships.  ProStart programming includes job readiness training, connections to industry, career camps, and internships/jobs. The Educational Foundation is seeks to prepare ProStart students for college and careers in the Illinois foodservice industry.  The Foundation was founded in 1973.

About Tribune Events Group
Tribune Events Group (TEG) is the Chicago Tribune Media Group’s (CTMG) in-house events marketing team that specializes in the production and management of custom small- and large-scale events. TEG helps build awareness and better connect CTMG and external clients with their consumers in a more meaningful way. By customizing each event, TEG is able to accomplish its clients’ marketing needs by offering an organic approach to events and promotions that create momentum in the marketplace and achieve maximum results. TEG is proud to have produced various events throughout the city including Printer’s Row Lit Fest, Culture Festival, Best of Chicago, Battle of the Burger, Celebra Mujer and Big Idea Awards. 

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