Rockin' Events
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Last year, Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet celebrated 10 years with a series of unique culinary events leading up to and throughout the festival weekend. In a word, the series was a HIT. So, what are we doing for an encore? (Spoiler alert. We're turning it up to 11.)

Get ready to tap your toes and rock your fork. From a fabulous Italian feast on the Symphony Center Stage to inspired street eats from around the world on the Harris Theater Rooftop, our series of musically-inspired culinary events will hit all the right notes.

Don't miss out. Check out the Rockin' Events lineup below and make your plans today. Tickets go on sale at 10AM on Thursday, June 7, 2018.


Join Season 15 Top Chef Winner, Joe Flamm and fellow Chicago chefs Tony Mantuano, Fabio Viviani, Joe Sasto, Tony Priolo and Federico Comacchio at the Italian Feast, presented by Performance Foodservice, for a symphony of flavors on the Symphony Center stage.

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 PM

Where: Symphony Center


Get ready to jive with celebrated chefs John Hogan, Tony Mantuano, Jeff Mauro, Bruce Kalman and Cedric Harden for a ramblin’ riverside night.

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 PM

Where: River Roast


Rock out with the greatest minds and palates in the wine industry as we bring together food, wine and music all under one roof and on one menu!

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 PM

Where: Swift & Sons


#FlashbackFriday! The ever popular Hamburger Hop, presented by Buckhead Chicago Meat and Blue Moon, is back with a boombox twist. Throwback jams spin while chefs compete to be crowned burger champ.

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 PM

Where: Millennium Park | Harris Theater Rooftop


Immediately following the Hamburger Hop, ease on down to the acclaimed celebrity lair for bites, cocktails and DJ beats at Late Night Gourmet, presented by Chicago Magazine.

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 AM

Where: The Underground


Travel ‘round the world, no passport required. Global flavors and sounds reign supreme with international street fare created by award-winning chefs coupled with musical stylings from near and far.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 PM

Where: Millennium Park | Harris Theater Rooftop


Start your Sunday with an energizing yoga session at Rise & Shine Gourmet, presented by Lifeway Foods, followed by brunch bites and morning cocktails from leading chefs.

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018

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