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FIRST BITES BASH 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The Field Museum (1400 S Lakeshore Drive)

First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event for the 12th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by Choose Chicago. Join us inside The Field Museum for savory and sweet food tastings from approximately 60 of Chicago's most celebrated chefs and restaurants. Toast to the city's culinary scene with our beer, wine, and spirit sponsors. 

Joe Flamm, Executive Chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia and winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 15, will serve as Chef Host of this year's event.

Check back for menus and a list of participating restaurants!

Restaurant Week Sponsors

Chef Joe Flamm
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. Chef Joe has also staged in some of Italy’s best kitchens including Glass Hostaria in Rome and Del Pescatore in Mantova, and cooked for...

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For First Bites Bash or Chicago Restaurant Week inquiries:

restaurantweek@choosechicago.com