Dream Meals: The Best Meal Ever?

Pardon the brief venture into the sports world, but we promise it makes sense. Back in 1992, the Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona. A guy with a bow shot a flaming arrow to light the storied flame, but the biggest–and perhaps most memorable–story from the ‘92 games might have been the inclusion of professional basketball players for the first time. The United States’ squad was littered with legends like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. The team, aptly dubbed “the Dream Team,” steamrolled the competition en route to an easy gold medal.

Why do we bring up the Dream Team? Because if the sports gods could assemble a perfect team, that might have been it; in a similar fashion, the chef gods have unleashed a dream team lineup of their own upon the world, specifically Chicago:

Foodies are flying in from all over the world to eat a dream dinner at Charlie Trotter’s on October 7 prepared by seven of the world’s best chefs – [Charlie] Trotter, Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, Daniel Boulud, Tetsuya Wakuda, Heston Blumenthal and Pierre Herme.But there are only about 80 invite-only slots and tickets cost $5,000 a plate.

Pardon the brief venture into the sports world, but we promise it makes sense. Back in 1992, the Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona. A guy with a bow shot a flaming arrow to light the storied flame, but the biggest–and perhaps most memorable–story from the ‘92 games might have been the inclusion of professional basketball players for the first time. The United States’ squad was littered with legends like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. The team, aptly dubbed “the Dream Team,” steamrolled the competition en route to an easy gold medal.

Why do we bring up the Dream Team? Because if the sports gods could assemble a perfect team, that might have been it; in a similar fashion, the chef gods have unleashed a dream team lineup of their own upon the world, specifically Chicago:

Charlie Trotter invites local chefs to dream dinner – well, lunch [The Stew]

Dream Meals: The Best Meal Ever?