First Bites Bash - Field Museum

First Bites Bash

January 23, 2020

First Bites Bash

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 6 – 9 p.m.
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive

Celebrate the city’s acclaimed culinary scene at First Bites Bash, the official kick-off event for Chicago Restaurant Week, featuring bites from more than 60 of Chicago’s most celebrated chefs.

Guests can enjoy tastings from top Chicago restaurants, plus wine, beer, and spirits at the stunning Field Museum. This year’s event will feature Host Chef Thai Dang and Host Mixologist Danielle Dang of the James Beard Award-nominated HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen.

New for 2020, upgrade to our VIP experience. A VIP ticket includes general admission to the main tasting event, plus exclusive access to the VIP lounge with seating, special tastings and full-size beverages from our Host Chef and Mixologist.

This year’s event will benefit the James Beard Foundation’s Chicago EATS Week Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to local culinary students.

Ticket options
Flash Sale$99SOLD OUT
Early Bird$115On sale now!
GA$125Sales not started
VIP$175On sale now! Access to the exclusive lounge featuring seating, specialty tastings and full-sized beverages from Host Chef Thai Dang and Host Mixologist Danielle Dang, and admission to the main tasting event

All tickets include food and drink tastings, entrance to Field Museum, and select exhibits.

RESTAURANTS
90th Meridian
About Last Knife
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
Atwood
Avli River North
Ballyhoo Hospitality
Bandit
Bar Ramone
Bar Siena
Bar Takito
Bernie’s Chicago
BISTRONOMIC
Blue Door Farm Stand
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Café Cancale
Carnivale Restaurant
Casati’s
Catch 35
Cherry Circle Room
Chicago q
Cochon Volant Brasserie
CURRENT Restaurant
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
Eataly
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Eden
ERIS Brewery and Ciderhouse
FIG & OLIVE Chicago
Francois Frankie
Gene & Georgetti Restaurant
HaiSous
Hubbard Inn
Joy District
Katana Chicago
Kitty O’Sheas
La Storia
M&S Chicago
Maddon’s Post
Mercadito
Michael Jordan’s Steak House
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Wacker Place
Nico Osteria
Odyssey Chicago River
Offshore Rooftop & Bar
Orso’s Restaurant
PERILLA korean american fare
Petterino’s
Porter Kitchen & Deck
Portsmith
River Roast
Rock Bottom Chicago
ROKA AKOR
Safehouse
Saint Lou’s Assembly
Steadfast
STK Steakhouse
Tanta Chicago
TAO Chicago
Tapas Valencia
Taureaux Tavern
Terzo Piano
the Albert
The Bristol
The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
The Clubhouse
The Hampton Social
The Kennison
The Kitchen American Bistro
The Little Beet Table
The Promontory
The Publican
The Signature Room at the 95th
Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi
Wildfire
ZED451
BEVERAGE COMPANIES
Beer
Ravinia Brewing
Wine
Wines provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Spirits
Bulleit
Don Julio
Ketel One
Sake from Japan
Tanqueray
Non-Alcoholic
Pepsi

 

Check back closer to the event date for the event map and menu.


  • All guests must be at least 21 years old and bring a valid ID.
  • If you don’t present a valid ID at the event, your ticket will be void and no refunds provided.
  • Sorry, this is an adults-only affair. No children of any age are allowed into the event including infants and children in strollers.
  • Parking is available for an additional $30.
  • No refunds or price adjustments.

Vendors subject to change. Your ticket includes entrance to the event, access to select exhibits, and food and drink samples. Enjoy responsibly. We reserve the right to curtail service to anyone if intoxicated. It is recommended to print a paper ticket to prevent any technology complications, which would prevent your ticket from displaying on your phone. There is no guest list. Each ticket must be scanned. Security reserves the right to inspect all bags and persons. Absolutely no food or drink may be brought into the event. Guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit) will be denied entry and no refunds will be given.


 

 

First Bites Bash Sponsors

100.3 WSHE
101.9 WTMX
Bulleit Bourbon
Chicago Concierge
CTA
Don Julio
Field Museum
FROST
James Beard Foundation
Kehoe Designs
Ketel One
Metra
NBC 5 Chicago
OpenTable
Pace
Regional transportation Authority
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Tanqueray
Telemundo

Contact Alexa Gallagher (agallagher@choosechicago.com) for First Bites Bash sponsorship opportunities.

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