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Chicago Gourmet - Millennium Park Plays Host to Blow-Out 10th Anniversary Bash
Chicago Gourmet is ready to party…times ten! 2017 marks ten delicious years that star chefs and food lovers alike have flocked to Millennium Park for Bon Appétit
presents Chicago Gourmet. To celebrate ten years of decadence, this year’s epicurean celebration will showcase ten thrilling ancillary events – seven new and three
returning favorites – in addition to the Main Event and Grand Cru, September 23-24.
Hot on the heels of Chicago being named the best restaurant city in America by Condé Nast Traveler, it was no surprise that organizers at the Illinois Restaurant
Association sought to align with another famed aspect of the city–it’s unmatched beauty and award-winning architecture–to curate imaginative, never-before-held
culinary events. After joining forces with partners at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, the
eXtraordinary chefs – eXtraordinary places collection sprang to life. A sunset cocktail hour at The Crown of the historic Tribune Tower. An intimate dinner at the
landmarked Robie House. A farm-to-table dinner on The 606. A Japanese feast under the stars on the main stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. These are just a few
examples of the exclusive access to both culinary and architectural greats foodies can experience this September.
Attendees of the eXtraordinary chefs – eXtraordinary places series will mingle with the country’s finest chefs as they host one-of-a-kind dinners, tastings and cocktail
parties at iconic, select Chicago locales. The lineup includes chefs who have championed Chicago Gourmet since year one; new, emerging talent to watch; and both
homegrown and national celebrity chefs who have become synonymous with the Chicago Gourmet experience.
In addition to drawing excitement for stellar chefs and the city’s unmatched architecture, all Chicago Gourmet events are also created with community in mind.
Collectively, Chicago Gourmet’s programs benefit notable Chicago charities including the Chicago Parks Foundation, Frontera Farmer Foundation, the James Beard
Foundation, the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) and Pilot Light.