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CHICAGO GOURMET 

Sept. 27 – 29, 2019

Welcome to the city's premier fine dining food festival. Chicago Gourmet, presented by Bon Appétit magazine, brings world-renowned chefs and sommeliers to Chicago each fall for a weekend of the best eats and drinks the city has to offer.

All weekend long, guests will gather at Millennium Park, Harris Theater, and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel for celebrity chefs headline cooking demos, wine master classes, and mixology seminars and an astounding line up of delicious food, wine, spirits, and beer tastings. 

Here's a taste of the 2019 schedule:

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HAMBURGER HOP

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Harris Theatre Rooftop
205 E. Randolph St.

The popular Hamburger Hop serves up gourmet burgers along with Blue Moon brews, Josh wines, fine spirits and more. A celebrity panel of judges determines Chicago's Best Burger award, while guests crown the People's Choice.

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LATE NIGHT GOURMET 

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location TBD
56 W. Illinois St.

The official Hamburger Hop after-party draws guests in to enjoy a night of mixing and mingling with Chicago's hottest tastemakers, influencers, and chefs. Stay tuned for the big reveal of this year's location.

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CHICAGO GOURMET GRAND TASTING

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Millennium Park
205 E. Randolph St.

The main event of the weekend, the Grand Tasting is a culinary tour de force. Taste your way through some of the city's top restaurants, serving up samples from their tents under the stunning Pritzker Pavilion. Watch your favorite celeb chef give a demo and take questions from the crowd, then head to a master class to brush up on your culinary knowledge. And don't miss the drink tents offering wine, beer, and spirits tastings.

GRAND CRU

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Harris Theatre Rooftop
205 E. Randolph St.

Sample expertly curated, elite wines from around the world. In addition to the Grand Cru ticket, attendees must have a Chicago Gourmet Main Event ticket to access to the exclusive tasting.

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RISE & SHINE GOURMET

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 S. Michigan Ave.

Yoga, morning cocktails, and brunch bites prepared by some of Chicago's leading chefs — there's really no better way to start the day.

CHICAGO GOURMET GRAND TASTING

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2019
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Millennium Park
205 E. Randolph St.

The main event of the weekend, the Grand Tasting is a culinary tour de force. Taste your way through some of the city's top restaurants, serving up samples from their tents under the stunning Pritzker Pavilion. Watch your favorite celeb chef give a demo and take questions from the crowd, then head to a master class to brush up on your culinary knowledge. And don't miss the drink tents offering wine, beer, and spirits tastings.

GRAND CRU 

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2019
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Harris Theatre Rooftop
205 E. Randolph St.

Sample expertly curated, elite wines from around the world. In addition to the Grand Cru ticket, attendees must have a Chicago Gourmet Main Event ticket to access to the exclusive tasting.

Check back soon for more information on the 2019 festival schedule, including live demos, seminars, tasting pavilions and related events.

For all the latest news and schedule updates, and to purchase tickets to all the festival events, visit chicagogourmet.org.

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