First Bites Bash
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 6 – 9 p.m.
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Thank you for a successful First Bites Bash 2020! We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
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 70 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.
About Last Knife
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
Avli River North
Blue Door Farm Stand
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Cherry Circle Room
Cochon Volant Brasserie
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
ETA Restaurant + Bar
FIG & OLIVE Chicago
Gene & Georgetti Restaurant
Michael Jordan’s Steak House
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Wacker Place
Odyssey Chicago River
Offshore Rooftop & Bar
Porter Kitchen & Deck
Rock Bottom Chicago
Saint Lou’s Assembly
State & Lake Chicago Tavern
The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
The Hampton Social
The Kitchen American Bistro
The Little Beet Table
The Signature Room at the 95th
Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi
Adams Street Brewery
ERIS Brewery and Ciderhouse
Great Central Brewing Company
Haymarket Beer Company
Motor Row Brewing
Ravinia Brewing Company
Rock Bottom Brewery
Wines provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
DAOU Vineyards & Winery
Unshackled from The Prisoner Wine Co.
Sake from Japan
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.