As part of my deal with the event, I was invited to an awesome preview party Friday at McGrath Acura in Chicago. I aspire to own a car that comes from a dealership this nice. We started with a taste of the signature cocktail, a Berry Bramble made with Menage a Trois vodka. Fun fact, they'll make a 240-gallon version of this on game day to ensure patrons' glasses don't run dry. That's on top of the 60,000 bites of food. I may need to size up on my gown.
There was so much to sample, from gourmet guacamole to locally made ice cream. The kicker? This was only a small portion of the food and beverage providers sponsoring the event. I tried some amazing food, including smoked ribs, a seafood tostada, cheesecake bites, flourless gluten-free brownies and sushi. I'm so excited for the gala now because I've gotten the pro tips from all the seasoned blogger, and also know what to expect culinary wise. I'm personally planning to snack early and often because this menu is to die for.
Who else is attending the First Look for Charity on Feb. 13? You know how to find me there: