2nd Annual Chi Food Film Fest a Success Before It Has Even Started

November 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

If ticket sales are any indication, the 2nd annual Chicago Food Film Festival has been a success before it has even happened as 3 of the 5 events are already sold out.

The film fest, that takes place this weekend, bills itself as “Taste What You See” , is a 3 day event that was started in NYC by film director, George Motz, the maker of the documentary film, Hamburger America. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite foods. The event benefits the  Good Food Project.

The Chicago event which starts this Friday, November 18th, with the Farm To Film To Table event plus after party, featuring the food of  Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery and  Sky Full of Bacon’s “Farm to Barstool” that features Pleasant House Bakery and the Chicago premier of “Harvest to Heat” and “A Midwinter Soup” and more, will take place at Kendall College. Unfortunately the opening night event and after party are sold out but it looks like the event has created a waitlist. The after party, “Pig Pickin and Whiskey Bar” organized by Flight Chicago , includes a sustainable whole hog by Rob Levitt of the Butcher and Larder and more, yum!

Saturday, November 19 starts out with Edible Adventure #004, The Doughnut Vault Brunch at noon at Intelligentsia Roasting works. Needless to say, this event is already sold out as well, I think that if anyone says Doughnut Vault a line immediately forms in 2 seconds. But don’t worry there are 2 more events during the weekend you can still get tickets for. “The Great Chicago Shuck N Suck” takes place at Kendall on Saturday night. This event features the premiers of “The Mud and the Blood“, “Pastry Paris” , “What’s Virgin Mean?” and more. Low country oysters and savory sides by Chef Mark Steuer of The Bedford will encompass the food portion, did I say oysters, and tickets can be purchased here.

Finally, Sunday will conclude with an awards lunch, more films as well as a special screening of Jason Lam’s, “How to Make a Turtle Burger , the Belgian hit, “In De Keuken” and selected screenings from the winning films. If you have read this whole post, then you will be happy to know that you can get a 20% discount to the Great Chicago Shuck N Suck and/or to the awards lunch thanks to Edible Chicago magazine, one of the media partners of the event. Just use the discount code edible11 and snag your tickets soon, I have a feeling there probably won’t be any available at the door.