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Tickets Still Available For Chicago Gourmet's Sunday Session

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 19, 2013 6:00PM


It's that time of year again! Chicago Gourmet, the biggest fancy food festival of the year, is coming to Millennium Park in a little over a week. There are still a few tickets left if you act now.

Some of the main events are already sold out. You won't be able to go to Hamburger Hop (which is a shame, as it's our favorite event of the weekend), or Chicago Gourmet's Saturday session. But there are still general admission tickets available for Sunday.

What's happening on Sunday, you ask? Well, in addition to the regular lineup of vendors, small plates and more wine than any 500 people could possibly drink, there are some great demos on the main stage. Chefs Sarah Grueneberg and Carrie Nahabedian are teaming up with the owners of Green Acres Farm to host a session called "A Chef and Her Farmer." Homaro Cantu and Stefan Karlsson are going to teach you about Kitchen Chemistry 101. Over on the smaller stage, Tony Hu and Abraham Conlon (Fat Rice) are going to have a Ghost Pepper Smackdown.

There are seminars on great bar snacks, pairing oysters and champagne and making great picnic cocktails. We are most excited for Beyond the Menu: A Woman's Perspective, a panel with an all star lineup, including Amy Morton and Nicole Pederson (Found), Carrie Nahabedian, Kristine Subido (Pecking Order), Susan Weaver (Beatrix) and Sara Stegner (Prairie Grass). The whole thing is moderated by the Breakfast Queen herself, Ina Pinkney.

If you're not convinced, check out the video below. Tickets for Sunday cost about $175 .

What Are You Bringing to Chicago Gourmet? from Chicago Gourmet on Vimeo.