Chicago Gourmet, the annual romp through Millennium Park, took place over the weekend as some of Chicago’s finest chefs assembled for two days of seminars, demos, and — of course — plenty of food and wine. Rain threatened both days, but Saturday drew large crowds. The rain held off for the most part during the festival, however fest-goers contended with some mud.
Events included a panel on Chicago’s Indian food. Jared Rouben of Moody Tongue Brewing convinced a crowd that beer makes the ideal beverage to complement cookies. The event had the same format as previous years. Chefs have a chance to interact with their customers through kitchen demonstrations. They can also banter while handing out food.
This is Chicago Gourmet’s 12th year. It was created by the Illinois Restaurant Association. Take a look through Saturday’s events below and check out a few chefs having fun. Chicago Gourmet returns next year on September 26, 2020.