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Chicago Gourmet 2012

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:

Nomi chef
312 Chicago's Chef Luca Corazzina
312 Chicago’s Chef Luca Corazzina
Quartino Restaurant in Chicago
Quartino Restaurant’s Chef in Chicago

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

Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig in Chicago

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 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!

Chicago Gourmet 2011
Chicago Gourmet 2011

The extraordinary event promotes Chicago’s impressive world-class food and wine community. Last year there was a Grand Cru Wine event at the Harris Theater Rooftop.

Chicago Gourmet 2011 Grand Cru Event
Chicago Gourmet 2011
Chicago Gourmet 2011

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.

Chicago Gourmet 2011

The Chicago Gourmet Event “aims to highlight the city as an international culinary destination via its unparalleled epicurean talent”.

Chicago Gourmet 2011
Chicago’s Michelin Chefs
Chicago Gourmet 2011

Dine around

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:

Chicago Gourmet Map 2011

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ Buon Appetito!

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