Chicago Gourmet 2012 is produced by the Illinois Restaurant Association, Bon Appétit magazine and Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois. This highly-anticipated interactive culinary event is a weekend epicurean affair that showcases more than 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned wineries, spirit makers and premium breweries. It also features dozens of live cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, wine seminars, and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers and winemakers.
WHEN: Chicago Gourmet 2012 will be hosted in Millennium Park, Sept 28-30, 2012
Tickets and More Information: http://chicagogourmet.org/
Chicago is an international culinary mecca for foodies. There are many rising stars like Jimmy Bannos Jr. , a third generation Chicago restaurant owner and Chef. Here’s a video of the 2011 Chicago Gourmet Festival http://youtu.be/LiB0O2Y_A_g
The Illinois Restaurant Association created the Chicago Gourmet, a premier culinary experience. The incredible 4th annual three-day Chicago Gourmet event is presented by Bon Appétit magazine, in conjunction with the Illinois Restaurant Association and Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois.
The event will host about 140 chefs and 300 wineries at Millennium Park from September 23rd to 25th www.chicagogourmet.org. Millennium Park was dedicated by Mayor Richard Daley in July of 2004 as a gift to the people of Chicago. We take every opportunity to use this incredible facility!
Forget about dieting during the weekend event. There will be 140 chefs participating in the three-day event with plenty of wine-tasting opportunities.
Some of the restaurants in my “Rush Street” video participate in “Chicago Gourmet“.
Here’s a short Video of some of my favorite restaurants on Rush Street
Some of the participating movers and shakers include Chicago’s culinary gurus, Chicago chefs, master sommeliers and extraordinary wine makers.
The Chicago Gourmet Event “aims to highlight the city as an international culinary destination via its unparalleled epicurean talent”.
The Bon Appétit and Chicago Gourmet Dine Around extends the event beyond Millennium Park into some of the city’s best restaurants. From Saturday, September 1, 2012 through Sunday, September 30, 2012, special prix-fixe menus will be available at participating Dine Around restaurants, offering guests a unique dining experience as well as a chance to earn a free ticket to the event. This offer is not applicable to the Hamburger Hop.
2012 participating Dine Around restaurants:
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com. Buon Appetito!
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