The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. The Second City. To the list of Chicago nicknames add the City of Tasty Ice Cream.
Thursday 18 and Friday Aug. 19 marks the return of the Chicago Ice Cream and Gelato Festival, and Jeni and the The Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home book tour will be part of the extravaganza.
From 6 to 9 Thursday and Friday at the festival, Jeni will demonstrate how to make her signature Salty Caramel ice cream. She'll also be sharing samples of her Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Dark Chocolate (pictured above), and Goat Cheese with Red Cherries ice creams.
All information can be found here: http://chicagobrainfreeze.com/.
Following the festival, Jeni will scoot over to the Goddess and Grocer in Bucktown, which was the first shop in Chicago to stock Jeni's pints. Jeni will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for a casual meet-and-greet that will include samples of several flavors and a book signing.
Admission to the Goddess and Grocer event is free. For information, go here: http://www.goddessandgrocer.com/.
And what's a trip to Chicago without a stop at Provenance Food & Wine at Lincoln Square? Jeni will round out her Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 at the great specialty shop. On the docket: a meet-and-greet, book signing, and tasting. Admission is free; more info here: http://www.provenancefoodandwine.com/.
See you in Chicago, everyone.