Chicago Culinary Events
Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Chicago. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Chicago. We've also got the latest Chicago Restaurant News and Wine Events.
Witness one of the highlights of the year in the gastronomic world at the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards & Gala Reception. During this event known as the "Oscars of the Food Industry," see which professionals throughout America, from chefs to spirits professionals, are recognized for their extraordinary excellence and achievements. The culinary ceremony will be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. To find out more information, visit the official website
During French Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy special prix-fixe menus at select Chicago restaurants. For more information, visit the official website
Grand Cochon, the finale event of the COCHON 555 (five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers) competition series, will crown the winner. Created to promote a national conversation around the sustainable farming of heritage-breed pigs, each event challenges chefs to prepare a menu from heritage breed pigs. For more information, visit the official website
On Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-midnight and nightly from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! attracts a crowd with $3 tapas (like spicy potatoes with tomato aïoli) and $1 pintxos (bite-size snacks). In addition, $3 Estrella Damm bottles are available all day. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! , 2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-5000.
ZED451 presents a happy hour menu Monday-Friday from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Highlights include flatbreads, Moroccan chicken, tacos and more. ZED451, 739 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-266-6691.
Four Farthings serves half-price appetizers Monday-Friday 5 p.m.-7p.m. in the bar. Score items like wings, nachos and fried calamari for a song. Four Farthings, 2060 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-2060.
On Fridays, Le Bouchon in Bucktown offers $1 oysters in the bar area. Le Bouchon, 1958 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 773-862-6600.
Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.