Evening in Bloom
Spring came early to Chicago at “Evening in Bloom” Mayor Daley’s preview benefit for the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. From exotic flowers and plants to more common foliage, the twenty-five featured gardens were visually exciting and downright Dreamy. Tablescapes designed by Chicago’s top talent mixed flowers, crystal, silver, china with such inventive touches a dinner party turned into a breathtaking event. Add some of Chicago’s top restaurants serving goodies from stations sprinkled through the gardens and it became a magical evening. Province served a light delicious shrimp salad—good for any diet, and the Gold Star for the best Baklava I’ve ever tasted goes to Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen—worth going off any diet. The Chicago Flower & Garden Show runs March 6 – 14 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. Don’t miss it!