Grand Cru

The Grand Cru, presented by UnitedHealthcare, is taking a new track this year. A new soundtrack. First-time Co-Hosts, Graham Elliot and Matthias Merges, have curated an unforgettable playlist and invited their superstar chefs to provide tasty translations of their tunes. Guests will enjoy expertly curated wine selections from presenting sponsor, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits. Master Sommelier, Serafin Alvarado - also a guitarist - will draw his musical passion to unearth elite pours.

Grand Cru tickets can be purchased here! In addition to the Grand Cru ticket, attendees must have a Chicago Gourmet Main Event General Admission ticket for access to the exclusive tasting on the Harris Theater Rooftop.

Date: Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2018

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: Harris Theater Rooftop, 205 E Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601


Participating Chefs



Archery Summit
Balcones Distilling
Barossa Valley
Beam Suntory
Beaux Frères
Champagne Nomine-Renard
Chapel Down English Sparkling Wine
Flowers & Faust Winery
Francis Ford Coppola
Groth Vineyard & Winery


JAJA Tequila
John Anthony Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
Kenwood Vineyards
Louis Roederer
Maison Perrier-Jouët
Marqués de Riscal
Masut Vineyard & Winery
Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines
Mollydooker Wines
Pascual Toso


Patrón Tequila
Pine Ridge Vineyards
Premium Port Wines
Proximo Spirits
Robert Mondavi Winery
Silverado Vineyards
Sparkman Cellars
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
Taub Family Selections
The Real McCoy Rum
Trinchero Family Estates
Wente Family Estates









Millennium Park   |   Sept 27 - 29