A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock ‘n’ roll. Plumb the secret depths of Chicago with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a one-day, general-admission ticket to Chicago Gourmet (a $169.50 value), a world-class culinary festival in Millennium Park celebrating food and wine. This Groupon grants you access on Sunday, September 26 from noon–5 p.m. You must be at least 21 years old to enter.
Your ticket grants you access to Sunday's sumptuous food tastings, live cooking demonstrations, and wine tastings, as well as book signings and seminars. Delegate the tracking of the schedule to your stomach and your taste buds. Tasting pavilions are bursting with jaw-dropping mouth items from Jackie Shen of Red Light, Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia, Laurent Gras of L2O, Jimmy Banos Jr. of the Purple Pig, and more—click here to see the complete list of chefs, sommeliers, foodsmiths, taste-tamers, flavoristas, and speakers.
Chicago Gourmet offers more than 100 chefs, 300 winemakers, 65 spirits providers, and five master sommeliers to tempt taste buds. Watch culinary masterminds such as Bon Appétit Executive Chef Cat Cora (the first and only female Iron Chef), Marcus Samuelsson (Inner Chef, Urban Cuisine, Iron Chef America), and Art Smith (executive chef and co-owner at Table Fifty-Two, Oprah's former chef) prepare the foodstuffs of dreams, live and in-person.
This Groupon is not valid for the Grand Cru tasting.
- More accessible chefs, more food booths, more food demos, a better layout and wonderfully casual seating—pillows, lounge chairs, bar tables and stools—created a more convivial atmosphere than last year. A bow to the Illinois Restaurant Assocation, the event’s creator and host. – Judy Hevrdejs, Chicago Tribune