Skip to content

Presenting Sponsor: Allstate

A shot of Halloween spirit brings a fun twist to the 28th Annual Auction & Taste of the North Shore, coming October 30 to the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. The annual fundraiser for the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce features a varied array of tastes from local eateries, along with auction items, games, and a raffle drawing with a $500 grand prize. Guests have the option to wear Halloween costumes as they enjoy the festive decorations with the theme “Eat, Drink & Be Scary!”

Napolita Pizzeria & Wine Bar is one of 19 food purveyors planned for the 2023 Auction & Taste on October 30.

“This annual event is always a great showcase for local restaurants and caterers,” notes Kathi Quinn, Chamber Executive Director. “Everyone enjoys exploring all the different options and meeting our foodie community. Wearing costumes is optional – but having a good time is mandatory!”

Event co-chairs Jacqueline “J.J.” Hart, Allstate and Julie Lerman, Franklin Greenswag Channon & Capilla LLC, echo the enthusiasm. “We have exciting auction items, a Heads & Tails game, a raffle drawing, and even a costume contest. It’s going to be a fun night to connect with friends, clients and co-workers too,” shares J.J.

Open to the general public as well as Chamber members, the Auction & Taste attracts business professionals, community leaders, and foodies from Northbrook and beyond. Admission includes tastings from 19 food stations, drinks, giveaways and photo booths. 

Participating eateries include: Allgauer’s on the Riverfront, The Claim Company, Culver’s of Northbrook, Gail’s Brownies, Grill House, Maharaj Indian Grill, Max and Benny’s, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Napolita Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pear Tree – Hel’s Kitchen Catering, Protein Bar + Kitchen, Renaissance Chicago North Shore, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sarpino’s Pizzeria, Sunset Foods, Sweetgreen, Sweet Ride Chicago, and West Town Bakery.

The evening also offers a silent auction with dozens of items donated by local businesses, including restaurant gift cards, hotel stays, jewelry, business services, and more. Try your luck in a Heads or Tails game with a prize of $250, and or in a $500 grand prize raffle drawing. Embrace the Halloween spirit and you might take home a prize as the winner of our costume contest!”

Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Advance registration is available on the Northbrook Chamber website or by calling (847) 498-5555. Raffle tickets are also available for purchase; ticket holders do not need to be present at the event to win. 

Sponsorships are still available! Sponsor packages include two guest admissions and recognition in event publicity. Sign up ASAP to maximize your visibility! Visit the registration page for information about our Monster Mash, Diamond Dragon, Sapphire Specter, and Pearl Pumpkin sponsor packages.