Foodies rejoice! The 9th annual Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appetite is September 23rd-25th. Millennium Park sees a remarkable transformation as this three day festival showcases the best in food, breweries, spirits, and wine with all things culinary. And this is a multi-dimensional experience. While there will be plenty to eat and drink as an epicurean, this festival also emphasizes culinary education with live demos featuring some of the nation's top chefs! Read on for your guide to the best food festival the city offers all year!
Don't miss celebrity chef Rick Bayless- the winner of Bravo's Top Chef- as he headlines this festival with a live demonstration of his culinary talent, prowess, and insight. Rick will be hosting two events- Food and Art: An Exploration of Emotions & Mexican Seasonal Splendor, both of which prove to be educational and informative. Additionally, be sure to check out chefs Stephanie Izard, Art Smith, Todd English, and Joseph "JJ" Johnson as they lead live demos, seminar talks, and book signings all weekend long.
And now, I'm sure you're wondering about the food. Throughout the weekend there will be various pavilions each with their own theme and food by some of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer. Feeling like some tacos? Then don't miss The Mexico Tasting Pavilion! How about some seafood? The Supreme Lobster and Seafood Pavilion is sure to help that craving. And be sure to leave some room for desert with The Sweet Spot Pavilion!
Various ticket packages are still aplenty but selling quickly, so don't hesitate and buy yours today!