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Sunday, June 8, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet will welcome more talent than ever in 2014 – including Iron Chef star Masaharu Morimoto, over 40 fresh faces and restaurants, and a brand new BBQ pavilion – to this year’s main event at Millennium Park on September 27 and 28, 2014.  Providing innovative programming year after year, Chicago Gourmet continues to give attendees a unique opportunity to experience the city’s best restaurants all in one place, serving up everything from Champagne and caviar to barbecue and beer.

With the help of the Illinois Barbecue Alliance (IBBQA), an organization of barbecue enthusiasts that provides disaster relief to communities in need, Chicago Gourmet will host a smoking-hot party on the grounds of Millennium Park, the city’s biggest back yard. Packed with signature barbecue restaurants from across the state, passionate pit masters, artisan sauce makers, expert ribbers, craft beer and other savory sauce-covered fare, the new BBQ pavilion will be a juicy edition to this year’s event.  

Guests of the 7th Annual Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet will also have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the world’s most celebrated chefs along with Morimoto, including new and returning names such as Rick Bayless, Carlos Gaytan, Stephanie Izard, Tony Mantuano, Mindy Segal, Andrew Zimmerman, and the Hamburger Hop 2013 People’s Choice Award winner Jeff Mauro (host of the Food Network’s “Sandwich King”).

Other highlights in 2014 include a roster of restaurants new to Chicago’s culinary scene, including Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor, Kinmont, River Roast, The Chop Shop, Joe Fish, Spritz Burger, The Dawson, Cicchetti, The Radler, Dusek's Board & Beer and Punch House, The Brixton, I|O Urban Roofscape at the Godfrey Hotel, Old Crowe Smokehouse and Leghorn; all serving tastings on the great lawn.

Other notable participants joining Chicago Gourmet for the first time include Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Fork, Arami, Bistro Campagne, Nana, Demera Ethiopian Restaurant, Vanille Patisserie and many more.  

More information on the BBQ Pavilion and participants, including featured restaurants, chefs, scheduling, highlights and programming, will be announced at a later date.  Visit for the complete lineup, to purchase tickets, and to stay up to date as Chicago Gourmet reveals more details on what promises to be on of the country’s finest epicurean events to date. 

Now in its seventh year, Chicago Gourmet, the nation’s premier culinary experience aimed at promoting Chicago’s world-class culinary community, will take place September 26-28, 2014. It was created by the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and the Anton Family Foundation to celebrate and honor both Chicago’s culinary achievements and the creative vision of the chefs, Master Sommeliers, and wine-, spirit-, and beer-makers who participate. It also spotlights Chicago as an international culinary destination via its unparalleled epicurean talent. For more information, please visit and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Food is the new fashion, and the new Bon Appétit is the food lover’s style guide. The magazine, and its companion website, deliver not just recipes, tips and techniques, but a world of lush travel, high-gloss entertaining and up-to-the-minute restaurant coverage. It’s a visually arresting publication, driven by excellent photography, clean graphics, and headlines that pop. And notable faces too: Each issue features of-the-moment tastemakers, from chefs and restaurateurs to fashion designers and celebrities. All of these elements combine to make Bon Appétit the largest epicurean magazine in America with the most affluent readership.

Bon Appétit is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, which operates in 25 countries.  In the United States, Condé Nast publishes eighteen consumer magazines, two trade publications and twenty-seven websites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement. Please visit

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