This weekend features the return of a delicious Chicago tradition – Chicago Gourmet. Showcasing more than 150 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs this Friday, September 26-28, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers, and premium breweries from around the world, patrons have the chance to enjoy dozens of live cooking demonstrations, expert seminars, gourmet tastings, and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers, and winemakers. Kicking-off on Friday, September 26, with the popular Hamburger Hop®, a fun—and tasty—burger showdown brought to you by Allen Brothers Steaks and Lagunitas Brewing Company, top area chefs battle in a burger competition while guests enjoy tasty, gourmet burgers, along with beer, wine, spirits, and more. A celebrity panel of judges determines the city’s Best Burger award, while guests crown the People’s Choice.
Additionally, an exclusive Grand Cru wine tasting is featured on Saturday and Sunday, and the Bon Appétit and Chicago Gourmet Dine Around extends the event beyond Millennium Park into some of the area’s best restaurants. And as always when enjoying fun and tasty events throughout downtown Chicago, remember to park your car with Chicago’s premiere parking provider, Millennium Garages. With four convenient locations around Chicago, and both Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage hosting special $30 all day rates during Chicago Gourmet, now is the best time to drive to the city and leave your car in a safe and secure location, while enjoying all the yummy treats of this great weekend outing.