Local chefs including Efrain Cuevas, Geno Bahena, and Ina Pinkney, as well as local creameries like Nice Cream and Ruth and Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream will offer “extraordinary and never-before-tasted ice cream creations” at this tasting. Chefs were asked to make the one recipe they’ve always wanted to create, the one that would be too expensive to sell; judges and attendees will choose the winners. Among the offerings will be cheesecake ice cream from Eli’s Cheesecake and Bourbon County Stout floats from Goose Island.

When: Fri., Sept. 4, 7-10 p.m.
Phone: 773-755-5100
Price: $25
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614

Introducing the Chicago Luxury Ice Cream Festival
Amidst the irresistible charm that is Chicago – where world-class art and architecture are side by side with legendary culture and cuisine – we are proud to bring you a gourmet festival of the coolest proportions. On Labor Day weekend, 2009, the Chicago Luxury Ice Cream Festival will open its doors in the Windy City.

We’re not referring to your garden-variety, frozen dessert concoctions. We’re talking about decadent masterpieces bursting with flavor, dreamed up by some of Chicago’s most exciting pastry chefs.

A gourmet event of pure goodness
The Chicago Luxury Ice Cream Festival pays homage to the micro-creamery, pastry chefs, chocolatiers and artisan suppliers. No bowl is left unturned, as the Festival offers something for every palate, whether you’re an ice cream purist, the head chef of your household, or just a lover of good food.

An affordable luxury, indeed
For $25, you’ll indulge in some truly extraordinary and some never-before-tasted ice cream creations. It promises to be a Labor Day weekend that’s sure to take the cake.

• Grand tasting of amazing and rare ice creams
• Live demonstrations & workshops
• The Great Chicago Brain Freeze – a delicious chef competition where you get the chance to vote for the winners and taste the results.