Sept. 1 – 30, 2021

Welcome to a reinvented Chicago Gourmet.

The iconic food festival will be reimagined for another year, with some new surprises and additions. In lieu of the traditional Grand Tasting event in Millennium Park,  this year’s Chicago Gourmet will celebrate the city’s diverse culinary scene with unique events all month long. Enjoy intimate dinners with acclaimed local chefs, the return of the beloved Grand Cru tasting, and a bigger and better Hamburger Hop event.

Chicago Gourmet’s full event lineup, details, and tickets will be announced in August here and at Chicago Gourmet’s website.

Hamburger Hop

The highly anticipated Hamburger Hop is back and bigger than ever. More than 100 local chefs will offer their best burgers for dine-in, delivery, and/or carry out during the month of September. Past contestants have included The Loyalist, Publican Quality Meats, Dusek’s Board & Beer, and more.

Find your favorite, cast your vote, then join the in-person Hamburger Hop event on Sept. 24, 2021 on the Harris Theatre rooftop. Enjoy burger tastings alongside beer and wine, and find out which local burger reigns supreme.

Go Gourmet Dinner Series

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Enjoy an intimate night out during the Go Gourmet dinner series. Many of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants are opening their doors for intimate, one-of-a-kind dining experiences throughout the month. Events represent a range of cuisines and themes, from tacos and tequila to upscale feasts to wellness brunches. Guests can enjoy special tasting menus, visits from the chef, wine and cocktail pairings, and more all month long.

Grand Cru

Chicago Gourmet 2019

Grand Cru offers an elevated tasting experience for one day only. Join the nation’s leading wine experts and top chefs on Sept. 25 at the Harris Theater rooftop for a truly unforgettable evening. Guests will be able to sample the world’s finest wines and award-winning cuisine at two different sessions.

Stay tuned for ticket information and the 2021 participating chef lineup.