Like all true Chicagoans, we love to eat. So, whenever 11th annual Chicago Gourmet festival beckoned us to "Rock the Fork," The Local Tourist had to be there! Chicago Gourmet is a week-long event produced by the Illinois Restaurant Association along with title sponsor Bon Appetit magazine. This gustatory extravaganza brings together renowned chefs, incredible dishes, top notch beverages, and food enthusiasts galore in celebration of all things culinary. This year's theme, Rock the Fork, blended together food and music for a sensory explosion to be remembered. Music took center stage with pop-up performances on the Great Lawn, the 93XRT live music stage in the South Promenade, and rockin' country inside BBQ, Beer and Bourbon pavillion. Ready to rock your fork?
Annual Chicago Gourmet festival takes place every September in Millennium Park, in the heart of Chicago.
The Local Tourist single day media pass courtesy of (IMR) Isabelli Media Relations.
All photos by Gourmet Rambler.