Chicago Restaurant Week: a peek inside the kick off gala

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 for Show Me Chicago and others–selling out every year.

This year’s gala at Aon Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier was no exception with celebrity chefs, diners and even the mayor in attendance. Here’s a look inside.

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