Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Field Museum (1400 S. Lakeshore Drive)

Thank you to everyone who attended First Bites Bash 2019! We look forward to seeing you next year. Check out our photos of the event and don't forget to make your reservations for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019.

First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event for the 12th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, organized by Choose Chicago. Held at the Field Museum, savory and sweet food tastings from more than 70 of Chicago's most celebrated chefs and restaurants. Joe Flamm, Executive Chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia and winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 15, served as Host Chef. He was joined by Host Mixologist Jarmel Doss, assistant bar director of The Aviary and winner of the first Chicago STARS Mixology competition.

This year’s event benefited Pilot Light, a local non-profit that helps kids make healthier choices through food education.

Chef Joe Flamm
Host Chef Joe Flamm
Joe Flamm is Executive Chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia. In 2018, Flamm was the winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 15.
Jarmel Doss
Host Mixologist Jarmel Doss
Jarmel Doss is the Assistant Bar Director at The Aviary. In 2018, she was named the winner of the inaugural Chicago STARS Mixology Competition by the National Restaurant Association.


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