Now in its ninth year, Chicago Gourmet, featured some of the most celebrated
culinary masterminds during a weekend filled with cooking demonstrations,
book signings, food and wine seminars, countless tastings and more. This
year welcomed its first-ever Host Chef, the renowned Rick Bayless, and a
theme that came to life throughout the weekend: Food Is Art!
The event featured cooking demonstrations on the Bon Appétit Main Stage and
Bon Appétit Culinary Stage designed by Thermador. Led by esteemed
celebrity chefs throughout the day, headliners included Rick Bayless, Art
Smith, Lorena Garcia, Tony Mantuano, Carlos Gaytan, Jimmy Bannos Jr. and
others. NFL Homegating also debuts the Slider Zone and invited guests to
create personalized sliders with the essential fixings and team-branded serve
ware, and then capture it all on the Slider Cam. Blue Cash Everyday® Card
from American Express tent hosted an intimate meet & greet with Chef Sarah
Grueneberg of the award-winning Monteverde, recently named one of Bon
Appétit’s best new restaurants in America. The BBQ, Beer & Bourbon Pavilion
presented by COUNTRY Financial featured more than 15 Chicago chefs,
serving up barbecued goodness from around the city on the South Promenade.
Also brews from countless renowned brewing companies and live music all
In partnership with EXPO Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago
Shakespeare Theater, Millennium Park will be home to art installations and
exhibitions throughout Millennium Park from a range of artists – many of them
Chicago Gourmet is not to be missed event!
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