Sample Food from Chicago’s Best Chefs at Chicago Gourmet

Now in its third year, the Chicago Gourmet celebration brings together some of Chicago’s best chefs. Described by some as a “rich man’s Taste of Chicago,” the event is a highlight for any Chicago foodie. The event will be held from September 24-26 and will include food and drink tastings, celebrity-chef demos, seminars, book signings and more.

The kick-off event on Friday, September 24 will be the burger cook-off from 6-9pm at the Harris Theatre Rooftop. Hosted by Allen Brothers Steaks and MillerCoors’ Blue Moon, the event will feature Bon Appétit Executive Chef Cat Cora and Chef Art Smith of Table 52  and costs $75 per person.

Other events that are part of Chicago Gourmet will be held Saturday and Sunday at Millennium Park. The full schedule has not been announced, but the cost is $150 for a one day pass or $250 for a two day pass.  Two 90-minute Grand Cru tastings, which will feature “the finest wines in the world, as selected by our Master Sommeliers”  will be held, costing $175 per person with attendance limited to 200 each event.

Some of the chefs involved in the event include:
Rodelio Aglibot, Sunda
Jimmy Bannos, Heaven On Seven and The Purple Pig
Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig
Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/XOCO
Graham Elliot Bowles, graham elliot
John Coletta, Quartino
Federico Comacchio, Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Cat Cora, Bon Appétit
Radhika Desai, English
Dirk Flanigan, The Gage
Klaus Fritsch, Morton’s The Steakhouse
Gale Gand, Tru
Jose Garces, Mercat a la Planxa
James Gottwald, Rockit Bar & Grill
Laurent Gras, L20
Koren Grieveson, Avec
Brian Huston, The Publican
Stephanie Izard, The Girl & The Goat
Paul Kahan, Blackbird
Bill Kim, Belly Shack
Dale Levitski, Sprout
Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia
Mario Navarro, Gene & Georgetti
Martial Noguier, Café des Architectes
Chris Nugent, Les Nomades
Toni Roberts, C-House
Arun Sampanthavivat, Arun’s
Marcus Samuelsson, C-House
Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate
Bruce Sherman, North Pond
Art Smith, Table fifty-two
Todd Stein, Cibo Matto
Rick Tramonto, Tramonto’s Steak and Seafood/ RT Sushi Bar & Lounge
Takashi Yagihashi, Takashi
Shelley Young, The Chopping Block
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia
Randy Zweiban, Province

Photo by Tammy Green (AKA Zesmerelda)