Are you a foodie? If you are (actually, even if you’re not) you should thing about getting to Chicago’s Millennium Park September 24-26 for Chicago Gourmet 2010. You’ll be able to enjoy the city of Chicago’s extraordinary flavors and share your interest in food and wine with renowned chefs, top restaurateurs, and well versed sommeliers.
Food celebrities Rick Bayless, Graham Elliot Bowles, Cat Cora, Gale Gand, Stephanie Izard, Tony Mantuano, Carrie Nahabedian, Art Smith, and many, many others will be applying their skills to this spectacular celebration of food and wine. There are currently 95 chefs lined up to participate in demonstrations, educational seminars, book signings, and more. You can enjoy exclusive wine tastings and presentations with top sommeliers Frederick Dame, Alpana Singh, Serafin Alvarado, and others during the Grand Cru events. Plus there will be beer and spirits tastings as well.
Outside of the specific events occurring in Millennium Park, there will be over 45 restaurants who will offer special prix-fixe and a la carte menus starting August 30 and running through the end of Chicago Gourmet 2010 on September 26. If you have the time to do so, be sure to hit five of the participating restaurants. If you do, bring your receipts to Chicago Gourmet 2010 on September 25 or September 26 and you’ll get a free one-day pass to the event.
As a compliment to Chicago Gourmet 2010, Smart Destinations put together a special “Taste of the City Pass” that combines admission to Skydeck Chicago (the former Sears Tower observation deck), the Shoreline Cruise skyline tour, and the Grayline Hop-On/Hop-Off tour — all in one pass and all at a significant discount.
For more info on Chicago Gourmet 2010, you can go to the official website for the event. Enjoy!