“Party on the Patio” with Chicago Chefs at Fulton’s on the River before the Nato Summit

A small flotilla of boats passes through the o...

A small flotilla of boats passes through the open State Street Bridge on the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois. Photographed from 41°53′15″N 87°37′37″W / °S °W / ; latd>90 (dms format) in latd latm lats longm longs , looking west. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s more fun than a party along the banks of the Chicago River? That’s a prime Vino con Vista opportunity! Attend the “Party on the Patio with Chicago Chef’s at Fulton’s Restaurant on the Chicago River as you gaze at the boats cruising under our gorgeous bridges.

WHEN: May 16, 2012

WHERE: Fulton’s on the River @ 315 N. LaSalle St. from 6-9 pm

Chicago River at Dusk

Chicago River at Dusk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 miles. The river links the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley waterways.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28:  NATO Supreme Al...

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) General Stephane Abrial of French Air Force listens during a news conference of a seminar on SACT February 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Abrial discussed on various issues including NATO operations in Afghanistan and the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago in May, 2012. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

The first meeting for NATO Defense ministers a...

The first meeting for NATO Defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hundreds of soldiers from the Illinois National Guard will be deployed in Chicago during next month’s NATO summit when plenty of international dignitaries will be roaming around the center of the city. The NATO  (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit meeting brings Heads of State and Heads of Government of NATO member countries together to evaluate and provide coordinated strategic direction for Alliance activities. The organization negotiates a system of collective defence; member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO’s headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium.

U.S. President Harry Truman signs the bill rat...

U.S. President Harry Truman signs the bill ratifying the North Atlantic Treaty, part of creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Česky: Americký prezident Harry Truman při podpisu návrhu zákona ratifikujícího Severoatlantickou smlouvu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The North Atlantic Treaty was signed on 4 April 1949. Since the founding of NATO in 1949, there have been a total of 24 NATO summits. The last summit was in Lisbon, Portugal in 2010.

Deutsch: Chicago River bei Nacht English: Chic...

Deutsch: Chicago River bei Nacht English: Chicago River at night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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