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Gluten Free Wine Dinner w/ Celiac Disease Center and Wildfire November 9, 2011

Filed under: Food,Things To Do — Lizz @ 11:51 am
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If you live in the Chicagoland area, I have a great event to share with you!

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Last night I was fortunate enough to attend The 2nd Annual Gluten Free Wine Dinner fundraising event that is being put on by the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center and Wildfire Restaurant.

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We were served a 4 course Gluten Free Dinner that was just amazing.  There was not a single item served that had that “gluten free” taste to it.  We had chicken empanada and bruschetta appetizers, swordfish with quinoa (both were a first for me), beef tenderloin with a sweet potato mash, and a chocolate chip cookie sundae.  A-maze-ing!!

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You could also purchase raffle tickets to win a Wildfire gift certificate or a football signed by Brian Urlacher.  Go Bears!! 

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We had a great time talking to the other attendees at our table.  It’s always interesting to hear other’s stories about their journey with Celiac Disease.  And, of course, we all shared some of our best restaurant and shopping tips.  I can’t wait to try some of them!  (Don’t worry!  I’ll share what I find out of course!!)

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We also got the opportunity to talk with management from the Wildfire restaurants, and get answers to questions that all Celiacs want to know:  How do you make sure everyone knows my meal needs to be gluten free?  How to you avoid cross contamination in the kitchen?  How do you train your staff to be knowledgeable?  What’s good on the GF Menu?

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I also learned that they make their own GF pizza dough, buns, and salad dressings.  If you like them, these things can be purchased to take home as well.

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So, do you want a chance to have a great Gluten Free meal at Wildfire, get some interesting information, meet others in the area who also eat a GF diet, and help raise money for the Celiac Center?  There are still 3 events this week that you can join!

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  • Wednesday, 11/9  at Wildfire in Glenview, IL 
  • Thursday, 11/10 at Wildfire in Schaumburg, IL
  • Friday, 11/11 at Wildfire in Lincolnshire, IL

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Registration and Appetizers start at 6:30, and dinner begins at 7:00

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The cost for this event is $55.00 per person without wine pairings, and $70.00 per person with wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity. For each reservation, Wildfire will donate a portion of the proceeds to The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

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If you would like to attend, you need to make a reservation by calling Laura Rosen or Shannon Ryan at (312)787-9000.

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For more information about the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center, and to see their new and improved website, *Click Here*  You can also sign up for their email list to get all of their best up to date information.

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For more information about Wildfire, and to view their full gluten free menu, *Click Here*

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I hope some of you have the opportunity to attend this fantastic fundraising event.  Have a great day everyone!!

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Lizz

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2 Responses to “Gluten Free Wine Dinner w/ Celiac Disease Center and Wildfire”

  1. Bob Roth Says:

    Thank you for writing about The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. We’re so happy that you enjoyed the event!


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