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Chicago Culinary Events

The annual Chicago Gourmet event takes place in Millennium Park and throughout the city

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.


Through Winter 2018
Hubbard Inn's Live at the Lounge weekly music series, which started December 7, warms up winter with contemporary lounge singer Kelsey Quinn Mark. The entertainment will be held every Thursday in the Sun Parlor on the first floor from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-222-1331.
January 12-13, 19-20 & February 9-10, 16-17
LH Rooftop will partner with Belvedere Vodka for a winter dinner series. Diners will be welcomed on the 22nd floor of LondonHouse Chicago overlooking the Chicago River. The restaurant will create an Enchanted Forest complete with frosted pines, twinkling lights and heaters. The meal will feature seasonal dishes by executive chef Jacob Verstegen and a Belvedere spirit tasting. Limited to 10 guests per dinner. Reservations required. LH Rooftop, LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton, 85 E. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601, 312-357-1200.
January 21
Chefs from Boeufhaus, Acadia, Sepia, GreenRiver and Blackbird will lend their culinary chops to a benefit dinner hosted at GreenRiver from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to raise awareness about mental health. The six-course dinner with optional beverage pairings will be prepared by Brian Ahern (Boeufhaus), Aaron Lirette (GreenRiver), Ryan McCaskey (Acadia), Ryan Pfeiffer (Blackbird), Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia/Proxi) and Laura Kelton (Sportsman’s Club). The number – 121 – represents the number of Americans who commit suicide daily. Funds will be donated to Sip of Hope. Tickets are $121 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $40 per person. GreenRiver, Northwestern Medicine, 259 E. Erie St., 18th floor, Chicago, IL 60611, 312-337-0101.


Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! offers $3 tapas and $1 pintxos Ongoing
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. CafĂ© Ba-Ba-Reeba! , 2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-5000.
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.

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