This year, food and wine lovers are looking forward to spending five days, from September 24th to 29th, attending the biggest high-end food and wine event in Chicago, the Chicago Gourmet, presented by Bon Appétit. For the eleventh year in a row, the festival will feature chefs live demos, musical performances, tasting, and much more that will take place at various venues.

The most important events are scheduled for Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th at Millenium Park (201 East Randolph Street, Chicago). For these two days, the area will be buzzing with visitors browsing the Gourmet Pavilions sampling recipes prepared from internationally acclaimed chefs, enjoying the cooking demos of their favorite chefs, attending seminars, master classes, as well as book signing appointments. The most difficult thing will be choosing which of all these great opportunities to take because the schedule is extremely rich.

Before all of this, on September 25th, one of the Encore Events of the Chicago Gourmet offers another great opportunity: ‘”Take the Gun, Leave the Cannoli: The Italian Feast on the Odyssey Chicago River‘. Performance Foodservice presents a mobster-inspired Italian dinner prepared by chefs Fabio Viviani, Tony Priolo, Carolina Diaz, and Federico Comacchio with wines curated by Alpana Singh aboard the Odyssey Chicago River. Departing from the revitalized Chicago River Esplanade, the European-inspired and fully glass-enclosed ship will offer a unique tour of the city while guest will enjoy traditional Italian delicacies and full-bodied wines. This elegant, multi-course, Italian dinner down the Chicago River will give the impression of being on a special set of ‘The Godfather’ against the stunning backdrop of the Chicago River.

Loacker also this year has decided to support the initiative as Sponsor of the premier culinary experience at Millennium Park  and of its  special event aboard the Odyssey Chicago River, bringing its Italian delicacies right from the heart of the Dolomites. The Italian brand will also  take part in the Grand Tasting, Chicago Gourmet biggest event at Millennium Park on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29.

An exquisite occasion not to be missed!

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