Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet 2013 (September 27-29, 2013), now in its sixth
year, is one of the city’s most anticipated culinary events. More than 150 of
Chicago’s best restaurants and chefs (as well as mixologists, wine makers and
craft brewers) will pack Millennium Park to offer a sophisticated taste
Chicago. Guests can expect a packed schedule of cooking demonstrations, gourmet
tastings and seminars, but this year’s event also promises an incredible Grand

The Grand Cru Tasting – which takes place from 2-4 p.m. each
day of Chicago Gourmet and features the world’s finest wines and the nation’s
top Master Sommeliers – is a separate ticketed event at $199 per person, plus the cost of general admission.

Chicago Gourmet

2013, the Grand Cru has been enhanced with exclusive culinary tastings from 10
internationally renowned chefs from around the globe, five of whom carry
esteemed Michelin stars. Every visiting chef has been paired with a
Chicago-based, Michelin-starred counterpart to host throughout the weekend and also
present a side-by-side tasting at the Grand Cru. The international chefs come
from all over the globe – hailing from France, Spain, Norway, Latvia, UK,
Belgium, Sweden, Japan, Mexico, and Canada.

The chefs include:

  • Chef Hideaki Matsuo of
    Osaka, Japan (Kashiwaya) Hosted by Chef Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi, Slurping
  • Chef Jordi Vilà of
    Barcelona, Spain (Alkimia) Hosted by Chef Tony Mantuano
  • Chef Lionel Rigolet of
    Brussels, Belgium (Comme chez Soi) Hosted by Chef Andrew Zimmerman
  • Chef Stefan Karlsson
    of Gothenburg, Sweden (Fond) Hosted by Chef Homaro Cantu (MOTO)
  • Chef Anthony Fusco of
    Lyon, France (La Table Lachassagne) Hosted by Chef Graham Elliot
    (Graham Elliot)
  • Chef Svetlana Riskova
    of Riga, Latvia Hosted
    by Chef Carrie Nahabedian (NAHA)
  • Chef Ángel Vazquez of
    Puebla, Mexico (Intro: In?uence by Flavor) Hosted by Chef Carlos Gaytan
  • Chef Martin Juneau of
    Montreal, Canada (Pastaga) Hosted by Chef Chris Nugent
  • Chef Aktar Islam of
    Birmingham, United Kingdom (Lasan) Hosted by Jared Wentworth (Longman
  • Chef Tommy Raanti of
    Stavanger, Norway Hosted
    by Chef Thomas Lents (Sixteen)

For more information on Grand Cru, Chicago Gourmet, or to plan out your weekend with a full schedule of events, click here.

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