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Chicago Restaurants Look to NATO/G8 for International Exposure

50-plus restaurants plan to offer special menu items during a month-long promotion

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In celebration of the NATO and G8 summits in May, The Illinois Restaurant Association is working with the Host Committee to present a special dining program called culinary crossroads.

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While some schools and businesses have considered closing for the NATO and G8 summits in Chicago this May, 50-plus restaurants are welcoming them with open arms.

Dozens of Chicago's top restaurants plan to offer special menu items to attract dignitaries in town and spotlight the local dining scene on an international scale, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

The weekend of May 18-21 is expected to be a biggie in the culinary scene. Ahead of the summits, Illinois Restaurant Association president Sheila O'Grady joined with several local chefs to offer a promotion focusing on international cuisine. 

Diners who eat at three participating restaurants from May 1 to May 25 stand to win prizes, O'Grady told Crain's. On the table are Chicago Gourmet tickets, a hotel stay and cash.

Eight chefs from some of the NATO countries, such as chef Adolfo Muñoz from Spain, also will collaborate with eight restaurants in a “Chicago's Culinary Crossroads” promotion, according to Crain's.

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