A recap of Alberta Food Tours’ Edible Escapes weekend in Chicago with Liane Faulder

Posted on April 10, 2017 |

There are some cities you just don’t want to miss. Chicago is one of them.

Chicago culinary trip - Alberta Food Tours Inc.

The Windy City – photo credit – Karen Anderson

From Thursday, October 12 to Monday October 16, 2017, Alberta Food Tours and our guide Liane Faulder travelled to Chicago with a small group of devoted food adventurers to experience one of the great eating – and entertainment – centers in the United States. Liane has had a distinguished career with The Edmonton Journal and had led 10 previous culinary excursions across Canada, the United States and Europe. Chicago had been on her bucket list for a long time and Alberta Food Tours, Inc. president Karen Anderson designed this itinerary after three research trips in 2015 and 2016.

With some 2.7 million residents, Chicago is big enough to be home to a large number of innovative chefs experimenting with new food trends while continuing to nurture the signature flavours of Chicago, including deep dish pizza, hot dogs, Mexican food and the classic steak.

Named in 2015 as one of the 10 best food cities in the United States by the Washington Post, the city boasts an Eataly – one of chef Mario Batali’s signature food halls.  Liane’s guests, enjoyed a pizza cooking class, making delicious Neapolitan-style pie –  served with wine – and yielding recipes so they could Chicago home to their own kitchens.

They also visited celebrity chef Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill for Mexican fare, plus sampled an Asian feast at Sunda – an award-winning restaurant representing America’s New Asian movement.

During the four-night stay, they enjoyed action packed food tours and numerous rich eating experiences, while still having time to enjoy other exciting elements offered by the city – from great live theatre and jazz, to a tour of The Art Institute of Chicago and the city’s renowned architectural society boat tour.

This tour was limited to 14 guests, to see the full itinerary click here – Weekend in Chicago_5D_2017_LF

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