How does three days of delicious food, entertaining showdowns and celebrity chefs sound? You can have all of that and plenty more if you visit Chicago this September 28-30 for the city’s annual Chicago Gourmet! Hosted in the iconic Millennium Park, this event features the best of the food world. Take a look at the details, and a hotel near Millennium Park, below. P.S. If you stumbled upon this with an empty stomach, we apologize (but you’ll thank us later).
This September 28-30, mark your schedule for Chicago Gourmet. This weekend is jam-packed with celebrity chefs, food samples and drink tastings. Each day includes special events with exclusively curated entertainment. A complete schedule can be found here. Continue perusing for all the day-by-day details.
Feast on Friday
On Friday from 6-9 p.m., watch 15 chefs compete for the title of best burger at the 9th annual Hamburger Hop. During the event, guests can enjoy gourmet burger samples along with brews, wine and spirits. A panel of celebrity judges will crown Chicago’s Best Burger recipient and YOU vote for the People’s Choice. All the action is happening at the Harris Theater Rooftop until 9 p.m., when Late Night Gourmet takes over at The Underground. At Late Night, food, drink and music will continue until midnight. Tickets for both events can be purchased here.
Sample on Saturday
On Saturday, the Gourmet Grand Tasting (aka lots of food and drink vendors) is happening in the heart of Millennium Park from 12-6 p.m. During the event, try unlimited samples from countless vendors and watch demos from select chefs. Learn more about the participating talent here. And also on Saturday, guests can attend the Grand Cru wine tasting event (from 2-4 p.m.). Purchase Saturday tickets at Chicago Gourmet’s official Eventbrite page.
Savor on Sunday
As the last day of Chicago Gourmet, Sunday definitely does not leave anything to be desired. Start the day off early with Rise & Shine Gourmet aka yoga and brunch. Choose from two different sessions between 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Your last food tasting and demo attending opportunity is at the Grand Tasting from 12-5 p.m. in Millennium Park. And if you didn’t get the chance to sip wines on Saturday, grab tickets to Sunday’s Grand Cru event.
With this huge multi-day event happening in Millennium Park, you’ll need a place to stay in Chicago! And if you’re in need of a hotel near Millennium Park, look no further than the Majestic Hotel. Its comfortable charm and delightful atmosphere will make you feel right at home in the Windy City.
Where: Millennium Park
When: September 28-30
WHERE TO STAY
This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499