28th Annual James Beard Foundation Awards Gala & Reception
Celebrate the most talented culinary professionals in America at the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala and Reception, which is set to take place in Chicago on Monday, May 7. Called "the Oscars of the food world" by Time Magazine, this flashy event attracts thousands of the world's top restauranteurs, food bloggers, and chefs to Chicago.
James Beard Eats Week: Sample the City
In the 11 days leading up to the Awards Gala, you'll find exclusive restaurant menus and dishes inspired by James Beard's American Classic recipes. More than 100 top Chicago restaurants get in on the fun with special menus that honor the man known as the "Dean of American cookery."
2018 James Beard Foundation Awards Tickets
The James Beard Foundation Awards Gala will begin at 6:00 p.m. and requires black-tie attire. Tickets must be purchased in advance online and cost $500 per person. The gala will take place at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, which is located at 20 North Upper Wacker Drive – just half a mile from our stylish River North hotel.
Cool River North Restaurants & Bars
Stay with us and you won't miss a minute of the action. You can also explore our neighborhood's exciting culinary scene, from riverfront bars to trendy gastropubs and wine lounges. Contact us for more information about our hotel, nearby restaurants, and Chicago events. Make your booking today!