A Girl & Her Food: Rock Your Palate with Graham Elliot


Rock Your Palate with Graham Elliot

Pinch me please, was this all a dream?? I was a guest of Chef Graham Elliot for Mastercard's Priceless Chicago "Rock Your Palate" event.  The evening was an one-of-a-kind experience, so priceless!  "Rock Your Palate" blends Art, Food, & Music for a night filled with creativity that rocked all your senses!  The series was held at Floating World Gallery in Lincoln Park and featured music by i am van ghost. This was a special experience and I savored every minute, thank you again Graham for feeding my soul with your great culinary creations. Additionally, I wanted every single piece of artwork for my home from all the Chicago Music festivals. For the last 3 years at Lollapalooza I have noshed on Graham's truffle & Parmesan popcorn. He is the mastermind and culinary director for this awesome Chicago music festival. 

The cocktails created by Ryan were expectational! 
The Weirdness 
Jack Honey, Lemon Juice, Merlot, Demerar Simple Syrup 

The Zinger 
Korbel, Finlandia Vodka, Pineau des Charentes, Pop Rock Rim 


Foie Gras, Pop Rocks, Sel 
served with The Zinger
Korbel, Finlandia Vodka, Pineau des Charentes, Blue Pop Rock Rim 

 I had 3 of these sinful, delicious, and playful foielipops! 


Introduction of the "Rock your Palate" menu and cocktails by Graham & Ryan, let the night begin.....

The White Album

cauliflower: pureed, pickled, dehydrated raw

served with The Whitebird
Chardonnay/Herradura Reposado Tequila/Luxardo/Lemon/Simple Syrup 

Agent Orange
Butternut: Bisque, Threads, Flesh, Seeds 

served with Secret Agent Man
Tempranillo/Gentleman Jack/Cynar/Benedictine 

Paint it Black 
Beef: Mushroom, Truffle, Ink, Jus 

served with Red Aftermath
Syrah/Woodford Reserve/Cranberry/Alpine Liqueur

In Technicolor 
Citrus: Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Tangerine 
served with Sweet Baby Jane 
Finaladia Vodka/White Dessert Wine/Aperol/Korbel 

Graham Elliot jammin' out with the band Iamvanghost


  1. That looked like an awesome event!

    1. It was such an AWESOME event!!! Thanks for reading! xx

  2. What a fun post!! Also, if you're interested, I have a great giveaway on my blog now: http://foodforthefresh.blogspot.com/2012/12/winter-giveaway-enter-now-up-1219.html

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Sorry I missed the giveaway! Hope you have a great Holiday season Leah!!! Can't wait to see your posts! Xx

  3. wow thats so cool happy for you :-) enjoy the chestnuts

    1. thanks Rebecca! It was an amazing night!

  4. What a blast! Food and drink look uh-mazing!

    1. Such a priceless night! Graham is the best!!!