Millennium Park | Sept 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 Culinary Complete Works, a component of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Shakespeare 400 celebration.