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Program Details 2018*


The Epicurean Experience


Have you ever seen an unfamiliar food or beverage on your favorite TV show and wondered what in the heck it tasted like? Now’s your chance to find out! Come sample some goodies (and some maybe not- ready-for-prime-time goodies) featured in various TV shows and commercials throughout the years. Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?), durian will not be making a repeat appearance this year. Never fear, as we’ll have an all-new variety of thematic, diverse, and sometimes bizarre foods and drinks to explore. Take a nibble of things you’ve never seen and/or heard of before...or perhaps you are familiar with, but were reluctant to try. This event is alcohol free, so anyone not wearing an “under 21” badge should visit before partaking of Pretentious Drinking and show us your PD ticket (which we will not take, so you can still use it later). Please note: we aren’t serving a meal, just samples and sips, so come for curiosity, not dinner.

Presenter’s Name

Sue and Steve Davidson

Presenter’s Bio

Sue and Steve are excited about presenting another edition of the Epicurean Experience. Sue is a 2nd grade teacher with Chicago Public Schools and is currently pursuing a culinary degree at Triton College, so not to worry, she knows what she s doing. Steve works for an insurance company and watches countless hours of Food Network programming and really likes food, so that’s almost the same thing. They live in Chicago with their three cats, which, when it comes to eating, are only slightly less finicky than the average 2nd grader.

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.


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  • Excursions - Sign up for any of the Excursions by October 25th. Since space is limited, the deadline may move up depending upon demand.
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  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a WeeM rate of $117 through October 10th, subject to availability. If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

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