Chicago Gourmet In Brief:
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Sunday, September 25, 2011: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
The Grand Cru event is from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on both days.
View the full Chicago Gourmet schedule
Tickets for the Grand Cru event are an additional $175 per person.
Tickets for the Hamburger Hop are $75.
All ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older. Children 5 and under will be allowed in free with a paying adult. Tickets for both general admission and the Grand Cru may be purchased online.
Getting to Chicago Gourmet By Public Transportation:
Parking at Chicago Gourmet:
There are several underground garages directly beneath Millennium Park (entrances are clearly marked). Special event parking rate of $25 applies. (as of 09/2009, subject to change)
About Chicago Gourmet:
But for the foodie with deep pockets the price of admission may be worth it. The event features tons of demonstrations and gourmet food tastings from over 50 chefs. Wine and spirits samples abound, provided by over 300 wineries and 65 spirits producers. Gourmet Chicago also features wine seminars from master sommeliers. The most anticipated, and limited to only 200 people per day, is the aforementioned Grand Cru event which features exclusive tastings of over 50 premium (i.e., expensive) wines from around the world.
Just some of the chefs and speakers scheduled for the event are Ted Allen, Food & Wine Ambassador for Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines; Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo and Top Chef Masters winner; Graham Elliot Bowles, graham elliot and Top Chef Masters contestant; Laurent Gras, L2O; Kevin Hickey, Four Seasons Hotel; Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia; Marcus Samuelsson, C-House; Art Smith, Table fifty-two; and Rick Tramonto, Tru. Guest master sommeliers include Serafin Alvarado, Fernando Beteta, Frederick Dame, and Alpana Singh. (guest appearances subject to change)