There’s more going on in Millennium Park this weekend than Chicago Gourmet — launching tomorrow and running for the next two weeks is Wired NextFest, “the premier showcase of the global innovations transforming our world.”
The free event is a must-visit (and a must-swoon) for all the techsters out there. Gapers Block’s Andrew Huff was at a press preview where he saw Mayor Daley relaxing in a magnetically-levitating lounge chair. But poking around on his Flickr we realized that there are some entirely food-relevant components to this nerdfest (we use the term with utter affection). Like, up on the left there? That is SMELLOVISION. Straight out of Futurama, and into our lives. With pie!
Excitingly, the amazing serving pieces from Alinea are on display as well, which should be no surprise to anyone familiar with the expectation-defying work of Grant Achatz. And for the record, no, we are not on Alinea’s payroll. Even though, yes, we talk about them entirely way too much.