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Famous Chefs Featured in Chicago Gourmet Festival

The city’s culinary finest celebrate the best of food and wine in a 3-day event

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    Famous Chefs Featured in Chicago Gourmet Festival

    Beginning tomorrow, the very first Chicago Gourmet festival takes place in Millennium Park, featuring signature dishes from the city’s top chefs.

    “Foodies” and wine enthusiasts are invited to this one-of-a-kind celebration with tastings, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. Several dozen tents near the Pritzker Pavilion will feature signature dishes from culinary celebrities like Rick Bayless, Art Smith, David Burke, and more. All that gourmet food is paired with about 150 national and international wines. It’s the upscale version of Taste of Chicago.

    A single-day admission pass runs for $150, giving access to seven hours worth of food and wine tastings, as well as half-hour cooking demonstrations. A two-day ticket costs $250. Special attractions throughout the event include an exclusive Grand Cru wine tasting and presentations with the nation’s top Master Sommeliers, featuring 50 of the world’s finest wines. The Worlds of Flavor Pavilion, presented by the Culinary Institute of America, will feature dishes from Mexico and Latin America by chefs from across the country. These special attractions however are not included in the general admission fee.

    But you don’t need a general admission ticket to enjoy everything the Chicago Gourmet has to offer. The Whole Foods Family Village is $30 per adult, and each adult may accompany up to three children (under 12 years old) for free. Also, each of the 45-minute food seminars and wine presentations are individually priced ($30-$90) and take place at The Gage restaurant (24 S Michigan Ave).

    For tickets and info, visit chicagogourmet.org or call 866-840-8822.