Category: Chicago Chefs

James Beard Foundation brings Chicago chefs and foodies together for special announcement

James Beard Foundation brings Chicago chefs and foodies together for special announcement
The “Oscars of the Food Industry” Extends Stay in Chicago for Six Additional Years Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach announced today that Chicago will continue to host the James Beard Foundation Awards through 2027 at a special celebration in the Millennium Room of the Chicago Cultural Center. “The opportunity to... Read more »

Chicago Restaurant Week: a peek inside the kick off gala

Sarah Grueneberg (center), Chef/Partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio and Tony Mantuano (left) of Spiaggia made the cut for semi-finalists, John Hogan (right) of River Roast did not. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), starting today, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year–adding more restaurants and visitors every year. Six years ago, First Bites Bash (FBB) was instituted to give diners a preview of some of the menus restaurants will be serving at discount rates during CRW. Since then FBB has become a favorite dining event... Read more »

Knife: sharp upscale steakhouse in Chicago's Lincoln Square

Knife: sharp upscale steakhouse in Chicago's Lincoln Square
Knife (4343 N. Lincoln Ave.) is a new farm-to-table steak and seafood restaurant from David and Paula Byers and Chef Tim Cottini–the team behind the popular Lincoln Square restaurant, Fork. In the past few years the Lincoln Square/North Center area has proven itself to be a destination for fine dining with the likes of Iliana... Read more »
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The Tao of Tacos: pits top chefs in taco throwdown

The Tao of Tacos: pits top chefs in taco throwdown
Who makes best tacos? Is it… Amanda Cohen | Dirt Candy, New York? Abraham Conlon | Fat Rice? Erling Wu-Bower | Nico Osteria? Mindy Segal | Mindy’s HotChocolate? Jason Hammel | Lula Café? Jason Vincent | Giant? Jimmy Bannos Jr. | The Purple Pig? Jose Garces | Garces Group? Joseph “JJ” Johnson | The Cecil,... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet pre-sale & regular tickets

Chicago Gourmet pre-sale & regular tickets
Food Is Art! is the theme for this year’s ninth annual Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet foodie party in the park–one of the nation’s premier culinary celebrations that brings a full weekend of culinary arts and events to the Windy City. Pre-sale tickets for the 2016 event–that is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September... Read more »

Shakespeare 400 Culinary Complete Works: 38 Chicago Celebrity Chefs take on the Bard

Shakespeare 400 Culinary Complete Works: 38 Chicago Celebrity Chefs take on the Bard
“Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers” Romeo and Juliet: Act 4, Scene 2 What better way to get a taste of Shakespeare than through menus created by Chicago’s celebrity chefs that put a spin on works from the Bard. Lucky for us, as Chicago celebrates Shakespeare 400 with 850 events and... Read more »
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