To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Taste of Chicago and his 25 years in the restaurant business, Dave Samber created a special treat for this year’s event. His “Mashed Potatoes Stuffed Chocolate Cupcake” will sell at the Taste for $2. He says the chocolate cupcake is an homage to his five years in candy/confectionery and the mashed potatoes represent his shift to catering. “Besides,” he said, “cupcakes are red hot right now.” No argument there.
If you can’t wait until June 25 to try a cupcake, Polo Cafe & Catering will be at Prudential Plaza today between 11am and 2pm for the Taste of Chicago Preview event. Iyanze, Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, Lagniappe-Creole Cajun Joynt, & Robinson’s Ribs will also be serving their Taste samples.
Another preview event is scheduled for June 8 & 9 at Daley Plaza.