Millennium Park   |   Sept 23 - 25


Food and Wine

Millennium Park   |   September 23 - 25

For a glorious weekend in September, Millennium Park becomes the perfect canvas for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet and there’s so much to do, see, and most importantly, taste. Do you have a favorite chef? Two stages present lively demos where top chefs show off their techniques and share their stories. Thirsty? Take part in the interactive wine and cocktail seminars that will expand your knowledge and your palate. Hungry? Follow the sights, sounds and aromas to the Great Lawn where the best restaurants, wineries, spirit purveyors, and breweries offer tastings of gourmet creations that will captivate and inspire, amaze and delight. Make your plans now so you don’t miss a single, delicious second.

Now in its ninth year, Chicago Gourmet is excited to introduce our first-ever Host Chef – Rick Bayless of the acclaimed Frontera Restaurants. Additionally, a weekend-long theme – Food Is Art! – will showcase the culinary arts and explore its vibrant connections to art of many kinds. You'll find fun and interactive art components throughout the event including Friday night's popular Hamburger Hop and the exclusive Grand Cru tasting.

A special thanks to our 2016 event partners EXPO Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Complete Culinary Works, a component of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Shakespeare 400 celebration.

Chef Headliner
Rick Bayless

As our first official Host Chef, Rick Bayless is lending his talent to curate creative new seminars, cooking demos, and more.


Chicago Gourmet 2016

Mark your calendar! Coming your way September 23-25, Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2016 promises to be a fun-filled (and sun-filled) weekend of discovering new favorite chefs, restaurants, wine, spirits, and more. Start making your plans today.


Chefs. Somms. Mixologists.

Stephanie Izard will be there. Art Smith, Jose Garces, and Tony Mantuano, too. Join more than 150 of the finest chefs and restaurants at Chicago Gourmet when they gather to present culinary demonstrations and tastings.


Rise & Shine Gourmet

Start your day right with a special yoga class by Corepower Yoga at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel on Sunday, September 25th. Then, what's better after breaking a sweat than a fun morning cocktail and well-earned brunch bites prepared by some of Chicago’s leading chefs. Find out more >>

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