Monday, May 16, 2011

Chicago Gourmet 2011 - September 23-25 - Millennium Park

Where else can you eat at so many of Chicago’s power restaurants in just one sitting?
Just look at the great line up of chefs for 2011...

Ted Allen, Food and Wine Ambassador for Discover Wine with Robert Mondavi
Rodelio Aglibot, Rodelio Aglibot
Luis Arturo "Artie" Aucaquizhpi, Gene & Georgetti
Katherine August, Branch 27
Jerome Bacle, Courtright's Restaurant
Ariel Bagadlong, Aja
Jimmy Bannos, Heaven On Seven and The Purple Pig

Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig

Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/XOCO
Greg Biggers, Café des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Viraj Borkar, Vermilion
Graham Elliot Bowles, graham elliot/GrahamwichFrancis Brennan, L2O
Frank Brunacci, Sixteen
George Bumbaris, Prairie Grass Café/ Prairie Fire
Niall Campbell, Firefly Grill
John Coletta, Quartino
Federico Comacchio, Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Judy Contino, Bittersweet Pastry Shop and Cafe
Chris Curren, Blue 13 Restaurant & Bar
Jesse DeGuzman, Sunda New Asian
Rochelle DuBridge, Vie
Stephen Dunne, Paramount
Kendal Duque, The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
Greg Elliot, Lockwood at the Palmer House Hilton
Dirk Flanigan, Henri/ The Gage
Jo-Marie Frigo, Nonna Santi's Biscotti
Dirk and Terry Fucik, Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop
Meg Galus, Café des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Gale Gand, Tru

 Jose Garces, Mercat a la Planxa
Luigi Garcia, RIVA Restaurant
John Gatsos, Tavern on Rush
Carlos Gaytan, Mexique
James Gottwald, Rockit Bar & Grill
Mark Grosz, Oceanique
Jeffrey Hedin, LeopoldPerry Hendrix, Custom House
Kevin Hickey, Four Seasons Hotel
John Hogan, Keefer’s
Tony Hu, Lao Szechuan
Dan Huebschmann, Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
Jun Ichikawa, Japonais Restaurant
Stephanie Izard, The Girl & The Goat
Paul Katz, Harry Caray's Restaurant Group
Michael Kornick, MK The Restaurant
Sarah Kosikowski, Sixteen
Eddie Lakin, Edzo's Burger Shop
Mariano Lanfranconi, 5411 Empanadas
Gilbert Langlois, Chalkboard
Ryan LaRoche, NoMI
Bernie Laskowski, Park Grill
Chan Le, Le Colonial
Phil Manolis, Bacardi at the Park
Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia
Anthony Martin, Tru
Justin Martin, Uncommon Ground
Shawn McClain, Green Zebra/ Sage Restaurant
Michael McDonald, one sixtyblue
Carrie Nahabedian, NAHA
Martial Noguier, bistronomic
Jessica Oloroso, Black Dog GelatoTerry Opalek and Michael Frontier, Terry's Toffee
Chris Pandel, The Bristol
Mark Payne, deca RESTAURANT + BAR
Nicole Pederson, C-House
Evan Percoco, Cibo Matto
Ryan Pitts, RL Restaurant
Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno
Patty Rothman, More Cupcakes
Arun Sampanthavivat, Arun’s
Mario Santiago, May St. Cafe & Catering
Patrick Sheerin, The Signature Room at the 95th
Michael Shrader, Epic
Dan Smith, HEARTY
Mark Sparacino, Prosecco
Sarah Stegner, Pairie Grass Café/ Prairie Fire
Carly Sullivan, Henri/ The Gage
Giuseppe Tentori, G.T. Fish & Oyster/ Boka Restaurant
Shin Thompson, Bonsoiree
Melissa Trimmer, C-House
Dan Tucker, SUSHISAMBA rio
Jared Van Camp, Old Town Social
Paul Virant, Vie
Randy Waidner, Gibsons Restaurant Group
Scott Walton, Markethouse Restaurant and Bar
Jared Wentworth, Longman and Eagle
Keith Willis, SugarToad Restaurant at the Hotel Arista
Kady Yon, Boka Restaurant
Shelley Young, The Chopping Block
Celeste Zeccola, Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Café
Randy Zweiban, Province

Tickets will be on sale soon. This event sold out early last year so don't miss out. You'll learn so much about the food and wine scene in Chicago you'll want to go out every night!

Chicago Gourmet 2011
Book a room reservation now at my favorite hotel - The Blackstone.

Blackstone Hotel

See You There...

Bon Appetit!