Chow like a King: The 2019 Chicago Gourmet


Written by Dustin Ford

Don’t fill up yet until you’ve seen this fall festival. The Chicago Gourmet is second to none. It’s the perfect time to try something new and exciting. This event will be from September 24th to September 29th at Millennium Park.

For three days, renowned celebrity chefs will be cooking, chatting, and signing autographs. Learn some of their secrets to sautéing while enjoying drinks from the top-tier mixologists. This is one food experience you won’t want to miss, but tickets are going fast so you might want to buy one asap.

This event houses more than 250 of Chicago’s finest restaurants, all of which are there to display some of the best foods they have to offer. You can find all the vendors listed on the Chicago gourmet website exhibitors list. In addition to this, there will be live cooking demonstrations on the main stage. Such demonstrations include Pulp Fiction: Citrus and Ceviches, Lost in Spice, and It’s hard out here for a Shrimp! There are also several seminars, book signings, and multiple tastings at various pavilions. You can see a full schedule of all the events here. There is so much to do that you’ll have to plan out your trip.

There are some more special events that you should pay attention too. Most notable is the Burger Hop, which will open up the festivities of the weekend. It’s a night full of delicious burgers, blue moon, and spirits. There are also some encore events. This includes Jef Comedy Jam at the Theater on the Lake, The Big Chill(i) Cook-Off and much more. Looking to catch a discount on these two events? Use 20% codes COMEDY20 and CHILI20!

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