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First Bites Bash

First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event for the 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by Choose Chicago. Join us inside the magnificent Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier for savory and sweet food tastings from 60 of Chicago's most celebrated chefs and restaurants. Toast to the city's culinary scene with beer, wine, and cocktail pairings.

date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
venue
Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier
location
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, United States Get Directions

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First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event for the 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by Choose Chicago. Join us inside the magnificent Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier for savory and sweet food tastings from 60 of Chicago's most celebrated chefs and restaurants. Toast to the city's culinary scene with beer, wine, and cocktail pairings.

Lee Wolen, executive chef and partner at Boka restaurant in Lincoln Park, will host this year's event, from which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.*

Browse the list of restaurants below to see who will be at First Bites Bash 2018 and view photos from the 2017 event for a taste of what's to come.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

  • Artango Bar & Steakhouse
  • Baptiste & Bottle
  • BarCargo Chicago and Flamingo Rum Club
  • Barrio
  • Bernie's Lunch & Supper
  • Boka
  • Booth One
  • Cafe Spiaggia
  • Carnivale
  • Cindy's
  • Cochon Volant Brasserie
  • Commons Club
  • CURRENT
  • Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Dolce Italian
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  • Eden
  • Eli's Cheesecake
  • Ema
  • Enso Sushi & Bar
  • ETA Restaurant + Bar
  • Farmhouse Chicago
  • Formento's
  • Frontier
  • III Forks
  • Il porcellino
  • Indian Garden Restaurant
  • Kinzie Chophouse
  • Kitty O'Sheas at the Hilton Chicago
  • Labriola Cafe
  • Mahalo
  • Margeaux Brasserie
  • Mercadito
  • Morton's The Steakhouse
  • Nonnina And Piccolo Sogno
  • Odyssey Cruises
  • Orso's Restaurant
  • Park Grill
  • Pinstripes
  • Porkchop
  • River Roast
  • Roka Akor
  • Roy's
  • SafeHouse Chicago
  • Seasons 52
  • Split-Rail
  • State and Lake Chicago Tavern
  • steadfast
  • Strings Ramen Shop
  • Tapas Valencia
  • Tavern on Rush
  • Terzo Piano
  • Texas de Brazil
  • The Berghoff Restaurant
  • The Bristol
  • The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
  • The Hampton Social
  • The Signature Room at the 95th®
  • Untitled Supper Club
  • Victory Tap
  • Wicker Park Sushi
  • Wildfire
  • ZED451

FIRST BITES BASH DETAILS

  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Must be 21 years or older with valid photo identification to be admitted.
  • All guests must enter through the Grand Ballroom entrance off of the Entrance 2 turn-around. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Complimentary coat check will be available.
  • Bring a printed ticket or have your mobile ticket ready to scan at the door.
  • All food and beverage items will be tasting portions.
  • Parking is available in Navy Pier garages. Learn more about parking and driving directions.
  • Business or cocktail party attire is suggested.

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*No portion of the ticket will be deductible for charitable income tax purposes.

First Bites Bash

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