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Chicago Gourmet is ready to party...times ten! 2017 marks ten delicious years star chefs and food lovers alike have flocked to Millennium Park for Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet.

To celebrate ten years of decadence, this year's epicurean celebration will showcase ten, thrilling ancillary events in addition to the Main Event and Grand Cru presented by Celebrity Cruises September 23 - 24.

This never-before-seen lineup of new experiences will highlight top talent in Chicago's hottest destinations.

Five of the eXtraordinary events are on sale now, the remaining five will go on sale July 20 at 10:00AM.

Cocktails on The Crown at Tribune Tower

Imbibe on custom cocktails crafted by Chicago's master mixologists while taking in the sunset from the top of Chicago's storied Tribune Tower. There is no better way to spend an evening than with a cocktail in hand and the city's unparalleled skyline!

Date: Tuesday, september 19, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 PM

Where: the crown at the tribune tower

Daring Design Dinner at the Robie House

Gain exclusive access to Frank Lloyd Wright's treasured Robie House, the epitome of prairie-style architecture, as all-star chefs Carrie Nahabedian and Matthias Merges prepare a luxurious, multi-course meal paired with exquisite white wines.

Date: Wednesday, september 20, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 PM

Where: frederick c. robie house

Italian Feast on the Riverwalk

Let Chicago's top Italian chefs transport you to a canal-side table in Venice as you enjoy a multi-course meal along Chicago's famed Riverwalk. Join Tony Mantuano, Sarah Grueneberg, Tony Priolo and Fabio Viviani for dinner and wine pairings in one of the city's most spectacular settings.

Date: Thursday, september 21, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 PM

Where: Chicago riverwalk (Between Wells and LaSalle Street)

Farm2Table Dinner on The 606

Come experience Chicago's spectacular elevated greenway – The 606 – for a feast under the stars, presented by the National Honey Board. Enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by Chef Rick Bayless along with wine pairings and custom cocktails. The urban oasis will come to life at this unique farm to table seated event.

Date: Friday, September 22

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 PM


Hamburger Hop

The 8th annual Hamburger Hop presented by Buckhead Beef and Blue Moon will showcase a friendly competition to determine the best burger in town. Previous all-star winners will defend their titles against hot, new challengers. 

Date: friday, september 22, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 PM

Where: millennium park | harris rooftop theater

Late Night Gourmet

Guests will enjoy late night bites and cocktails at the Hamburger Hop official Afterparty presented by CS Magazine. Come mix and mingle with some of Chicago's hottest influencers.

Date: Friday, september 22, 2017

Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 AM

Where: underground

Ballpark Fare Goes Gourmet at The Park At Wrigley

We're seeing what our chefs can create in terms of gourmet ballpark food - expect haute dogs, elegant sandwiches and the like! Indulge in tasty offerings and refreshing beverages in the World Series Champ's backyard created for you by local chef favorites Jimmy Bannos, Jr., Paul Kahan, Jeff Mauro and Jason Vincent.

Date: saturday, september 23, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 PM

Where: the park at wrigley field

Sweets & Beats: After Hours Dance Party on the Willis Tower

Mindy Segal teams up with a cohort of Chicago's "first ladies of pastry" to throw a tasty dessert party. Dance to stellar DJ beats while enjoying custom crafted bites, cocktails and more. You won't want to miss this experience at The Ledge after dark!

Date: saturday, september 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Where: willis tower skydeck

Japanese Dinner on the Jay Pritzker Stage

Join Takashi Yagihashi, Ivan Orkin and international talent at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion for a luxurious, multi-course Japanese dinner along with expert drink pairings by one of our acclaimed Master Sommeliers. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine on the main stage.

Date: saturday, september 23, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: millennium park | jay pritzker pavilion stage

Rise & Shine

A favorite of our yogis, Rise & Shine Gourmet presented by UnitedHealthcare returns for its third year! Start your morning with an energizing yoga class and refresh afterwards with tasty brunch bites and morning cocktails.

Date: sunday, september 24, 2017

Time: early risers: 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM | sleepy sunday: 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Where: chicago athletic association hotel

Millennium Park   |   Sept 26 - 30