Chicago Gourmet brings big appetites to Millennium Park

On Sunday September 29th, I had the pleasure of tasting my way through a wonderful celebration of food and wine. Bon Appetit presented the sixth annual showcase of Chicago Gourmet held in Millennium Park over three days, which hosted over 150 of Chicago's top restaurants and chefs. For those who have not attended, this is an adult food theme park, complete with premium breweries, and spirit makers.

The daily events included live cooking demonstrations, wine classes, tastings and book signings. The most anticipated event of the day was the Grand Cru. New to Chicago Gourmet this year, this special VIP treat featured Michelin- starred chefs from Chicago as well as around the world.

One must be strategic in planning out the events of the day, with several tasting tents on the grand lawn there is not a thing your taste buds will want to miss. I had the pleasure of sampling my way through the afternoon and included some of the highlights below.

Chef Carrie Nahabedian of NAHA

Wine Bags

Chef Chris Nugent- goosefoot
Grab a fellow foodie and plan to attend next year, this is a true celebration of the culinary delights in Chicago.

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