Chicago Gourmet: Use Your Palate to Paint With Flavor

For the 2016 Chicago Gourmet event, the weekend long theme is “Food is Art.”

The last weekend of September is reserved for foodies in Chicago. For an entire weekend, rain or shine, Millennium Park has been a culinary nirvana. Chicago Gourmet is the ultimate food event for anyone who enjoys delicious food and beverages. For 2016, the ninth year, ultimate food festival invites people to paint their palate and see food as art.

BBQ at Chicago Gourmet, photo by Cristine Struble

BBQ at Chicago Gourmet, photo by Cristine Struble

Chicago Gourmet, presented by Bon Appetit, brings together the best and brightest chefs and restaurateurs in a single setting. The lawn of Millennium Park is filled with tastings and beverages from noon till 6 p.m. From seafood to steak and wine to rum, the culinary delights fill every corner. While each bite and drink is a sampling portion, the enormity of this food event can be overwhelming.

Each of the weekend’s events will incorporate many artistic aspects. The culinary arts invites guests to see, hear and taste the artistic interpretations of the chefs, mixologists and restaurateurs for the weekend. From colorful beverages to beautifully plated dishes, the whole weekend will be an experience for all the senses.

The weekend is filled with numerous events for everyone. The lawn holds numerous food pavilions and beverage booths. Many of the food pavilions change chefs and bites during the day. A few always popular booths are the seafood pavilion, US Foods and dessert tent.

Chicago Gourmet, Mexique, photo by Cristine Struble

Chicago Gourmet, Mexique, photo by Cristine Struble

Some of the most entertaining events during the day are the chef demos and classes. From the main stage chef demos to the educational classes, these items shouldn’t be passed over. The complete schedule of events will be provided to all guests.

Chicago Gourmet will be held September 24 and 25 in Chicago’s Millennium Park. In addition to the main event, several other events will be held over the weekend. The Hamburger Hop, Rise and Shine and Late Night Gourmet. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.chicagogourmet.org.

Use your palate and experience the art of amazing food at Chicago Gourmet.