Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet


Do you eat to live or live to eat? The answer to this question will determine just how excited you are for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet. If you identify with the latter half of the question, then this foodie’s paradise is right up your alley. Not one, but three days of food-related events are set to spring up all over the city starting on September 22 and run through the 24th.


Nine Events Is Better Than One

As Chicago Gourmet turns ten, the coordinators decided that just one event is not enough. Prepare yourself for several days of ancillary events that highlight top food talent at Chicago’s hottest destinations. The events include Cocktails on the Crown at Tribune Tower, Daring Design Dinner at the Robie House, Italian Feast on the Riverwalk, Farm2Table Dinner on the 606, Hamburger Hop, Late Night Gourmet, Ballpark Fare Goes Gourmet, Sweets & Beats: After Hour Dance Party, Japanese Dinner on the Pritzker Pavilion Stage, and Rise & Shine Gourmet Yoga. Want to know more? Check out the full lineup here!

Tickets for these individual events can be purchased here, but don’t delay! Some of these great events are already sold out. Make sure you secure your tickets today!


The Main Event at Millennium Park

The main event is slated to take place on Saturday, September 23, 12pm-6pm and Sunday, September 24, 12pm-5pm. During this time, wander through the park and sample the best of the best that Chicago and the world has to offer. With more than 250 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs to sample from, leave your schedule wide open for Saturday, Sunday or both! Hundreds of renowned premium breweries, vintners and spirit makers will also be on site to make sure you don’t go thirsty.


Curated Talent

Throughout this event dozens of the most talented professionals will converge at Millennium Park to showcase their skill and knowledge. Chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and speakers will keep the weekend going with demonstrations, lectures and delicious food preparations, of course! Check out the talent highlights and see who will be starring at the event!

Whether you plan to attend for the whole weekend or just one of the smaller events, this is the ultimate destination if you always have food on the brain and a discerning taste. Bon appétit!



Chicago Gourmet

Where: Millennium Park | At and around Chicago depending on event

When: September 22-24, 2017

Admission: Between $50 and $205, depending on event | Tickets here



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