Taste of Chicago announces "Celebrity Chef du Jour" lineup
As part of its ongoing attempt to revitalize the Taste of Chicago, the city has announced that it will be continuing the "Mazda6 Celebrity Chef du Jour" program, in which big-name Chicago chefs cook three-course meals in an air conditioned pavilion on site. The sit-down meals cost $40, and tickets go on sale this Wednesday, May 15, at 10am at tasteofchicago.us. Dinners take place at 6:30pm and brunch/lunch on Saturday and Sunday at noon.
This year's schedule of chefs is:
Wednesday, July 10 (dinner): Rick Bayless (Frontera, Topolobampo, XOCO, etc.)
Thursday, July 11 (dinner): Carrie Nahabedian (Naha, Brindille)
Friday, July 12 (dinner): Giuseppe Tentori (BOKA, GT Fish & Oyster)
Saturday, July 13 (brunch): Gale Gand and the Hearty Boys
Sunday, July 14 (lunch): Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Avec, Publican, Big Star, etc.) with the Publican's Brian Huston
The Taste of Chicago 2013 takes place July 10–14 in Grant Park. Find more details in our Taste of Chicago guide.