We had big flavors, small gatherings and sold out seatings. The Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare inspired chefs at 10 restaurants in neighborhoods citywide to create special menus and themed evenings for intimate, in-person gatherings. We enjoyed Chicago's glorious September weather al fresco, had moving conversations, traveled the world through food and toasted to past, present and future with Unshackled Wines and Legent Bourbon.
All dinners adhered to the current restaurant guidelines including gathering size, distancing, and face coverings.
Check out the Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare lineup below.
Sun Wah BBQ
Chef Kelly Cheng at Sun Wah BBQ hosted a "mini" hong kong style dinner. Chef Kelly created an eight course meal with cocktail and wine pairings for each person. An explanation of each dish
was presented as it was served including ingredients, cooking style, and cultural significance. Carry out tickets were available for orders of two of more (included a Zoom link for access to live program).
Date: Monday, September 14, 2020 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / Monday, September 21, 2020 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: Carry Out - 5:30pm, Dine-in - 6:00PM, Live Presentation / Zoom Access - 6:30pm
Where: 5039 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
Chef Jose Sosa at Gibsons Italia created an exclusive tasting menu. The five-course meal included cocktail and wine pairings for each person enjoyed on the stunning Gibson Italia Rooftop overlooking the Chicago River.
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 5:30PM & 8:00PM
Where: 233 N Canal Street, Chicago, IL
Chef Carlos Gaytán united four friends to host an intimate and magical Go Gourmet dinner. This special evening supported the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Restaurant Employee Relief Fund while celebrating
Tzuco’s first anniversary and Mexico’s Independence Day. Chef Gaby Ruiz from Carmela & Sal (Mexico City) and Gourmet MX (Villahermosa, Tabasco); Chef Rodrigo Estrada from Agua & Sal (Mexico City) and Yemanyá (Mexico City); and Chef Benito
Molina from Manzanilla (Ensenada, Baja California) cooked alongside Chef Gaytán to create a special tasting menu, songs and stories guests will never forget.
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Where: 720 N State St, Chicago, IL
The Duck Inn
Chef Kevin Hickey hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the establishment of the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Guests experienced a family style dinner through the ethnic cuisines of Chicago that inspired
Chef Hickey's culinary path.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Where: 2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL
Chef Erick Williams hosted Dinner in Black where we honored the memory of George Floyd. This candlelit four-course meal at Virtue Restaurant and Bar was paired with cocktail and wine selections.
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Where: 1462 E 53RD ST., CHICAGO, IL
Chef Norman Bolden curated a small, intimate four-course dinner on Norman Bistro's transformed urban oasis patio. That featured a delicious selection of food, wine and spirits.
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Where: 1001 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL
Chef Tony Priolo hosted an intimate dinner experience at West Loop's Piccolo Sogno. Chef Priolo curated a four-course meal paired with a diverse wine selection by, Ciro Longobardo.
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Where: 464 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
Chef Sarah Grueneberg curated a summer in Italy. Monteverde celebrated the regions of Italy that thrive in the late summer months in this multi-course, individually-plated dinner. Utilizing Italian specialties, like the summer truffle and Bronte
pistachios, along with the best of Midwestern-grown summer produce, Chef Grueneberg and team built a menu that guests will not forget.
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 4:45PM - 6:00PM or 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Where: 1020 W Madison St, Chicago, IL
Chefs Cedric Harden and Carolina Diaz of Terzo Piano hosted an intimate collaborative dinner at River Roast! This special menu featured a compilation of the best dishes they have eaten together. Each course had a full description from the
chefs about where they ate it and why they love it!
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Where: 315 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL
Executive Chef & Pastry Chef Mari Katsumura relished the last days of summer by creating a five-course tasting menu featuring modern Japanese flavors paired with fresh produce in the peak
of its seasonality. This intimate meal included cocktail and wine pairings.
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 5:00PM, 7:00PM (SOLD OUT) & 9:00PM
Where: 652 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL