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First Bites Bash
Jan 23
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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.

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