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CHICAGO GOURMET 2018

Rock the Fork September 26-30! 

Chicago Gourmet, presented by world-renowned Bon Appétit, grips foodies and the food world with excitement each fall.

From September 26-30, 2018, guests will gather at Millennium Park, Harris Theater and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel as celebrity chefs headline cooking demos on two stages, wine and mixology seminars serve up "the coolest trends in a glass," and an astounding line up of delicious food, wine, spirits and beer tastings tantalize tastebuds. 

Special music-inspired culinary events offer guests VIP experiences in unique venues, while the classic Hamburger Hop® on Friday night followed by the Late Night Gourmet after-party combine fun and panache for a singular, multi-sensory experience.

Here's a taste of things to come:

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SEPTEMBER 26

Italian Feast

7 – 10 pm
CHICAGO SYMPHONY CENTER
220 S MICHIGAN AVE

Season 15 Top Chef winner and Chicago native, Joe Flamm and Tony Mantuano are joined by Chefs Fabio Viviani, Joe Sasto, Tony Priolo and Federico Comacchio for an inspiring one-of-a-kind dinner on stage at the Chicago Symphony Center.

SEPTEMBER 27

BLUES, BOOZE & BITES

6 - 9 pm
RIVER ROAST
315 N LASALLE DR

Get ready for a rambling' riverside night of blues with talented chef-musicians John Hogan, Tony Mantuano, Jeff Mauro, Bruce Kalman and Cedric Harden. 

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BATTLE OF THE MASTERS

12 - 2 pm
SWIFT & SONS
1000 W FULTON MARKET

Rock out with the greatest minds and palates in the wine industry! With each course three Master Sommeliers will go head-to-head with a wine & song pairing to compliment the featured chef’s dish. A fan favorite will be crowned at the end of the evening. Music compliments of The Rack & The Riddler.

SEPTEMBER 28

HAMBURGER HOP

6 – 9 pm
HARRIS THEATER ROOFTOP
205 E RANDOLPH ST

Hamburger Hop 2018, presented by Buckhead Pride and Blue Moon, brings you tasty, gourmet burgers along with Blue Moon brews, Josh wines, spirits and more. A celebrity panel of judges determines Chicago's Best Burger award, while guests crown the People's Choice.

LATE NIGHT GOURMET 

9 pm – 12 am
HARRIS THEATER ROOFTOP
205 E RANDOLPH 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.

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SEPTEMBER 29

CHICAGO GOURMET GRAND TASTING

12 pm – 6 pm
MILLENNIUM PARK
205 E RANDOLPH ST
BETWEEN COLUMBUS AVE & COLUMBUS AVE

GRAND CRU

2 pm – 4 pm
HARRIS THEATER ROOFTOP
205 E RANDOLPH ST

Sample expertly curated, elite wines from around the world.

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SEPTEMBER 30

RISE & SHINE GOURMET

8:30 am – 12:15 pm
CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL
12 S MICHIGAN AVE

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

CHICAGO GOURMET GRAND TASTING

12 pm – 5 pm
MILLENNIUM PARK
205 E RANDOLPH ST
BETWEEN MICHIGAN AVE. & COLUMBUS AVE

GRAND CRU 

2 pm – 4 pm
HARRIS THEATER ROOFTOP
205 E RANDOLPH ST

Sample expertly curated, elite wines from around the world.

More information regarding the 2018 festival schedule, including live demos, seminars, tasting pavilions and ancillary event programming to be released at a later date.

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

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