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Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Cooking with Kids (includes two kids for free)
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10:00am - 1:00pm (see below for event details)
$25.00 $0.00
Entertaining, Epi Style
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 2:00pm-5:00pm (see below for event details)
$35.00 $0.00
BBQ, Brews & Ball
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 12:00pm - 5:00pm (see below for event details)
$35.00 $0.00
Dinner with Chicago's Top Chefs
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 6:30pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner (see below for event details)
$100.00 $0.00
All-Access Weekend Pass
Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2012 (see below for event details)
$175.00 $0.00
On-site sale $25.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Saturday May 5 & Sunday May 6
Epicurious Entertains Chicago

The editors of Epicurious and Chicago's top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists invite you to join us for an exceptional weekend experience at one of the city's most spectacular spaces, the Chicago Illuminating Company.


The first-ever Epicurious Entertains Chicago will be a one-of-a-kind two-day event featuring a hometown lineup:                                                                                                                        

Art Smith of Table Fifty Two
Dale Levitski of Sprout
Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate 
Alpana Singh of Check, Please!
Mike Ryan of Sable Kitchen & Bar
Charlie McKenna of Lillie's Q 
Melissa Graham of Purple Asparagus
Mike Hines of Epoch Floral


You won't want to miss these events:

Dinner with Chicago's Top Chefs

Cooking with Kids

Entertaing, Epi Style

BBQ, Brews & Ball 


We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! Space is limited so order your tickets now. You can buy tickets to just the classes, the dinner, or the barbecue, or you can buy an all-access weekend pass for $175. In the meantime, whet your appetite by watching interviews from our 2010 event, Epicurious Entertains NYC.



Daytime Events

Saturday, May 5
Cooking with Kids

10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $25 per adult (includes two kids for free)

Join Epicurious editor-in-chief Tanya Steel (author of Real Food for Healthy Kids) and Purple Asparagus and Let's Move chef Melissa Graham for a morning jam-packed with hands-on cooking classes devoted to kid-friendly fare. Kids will participate in healthy-cooking demonstrations; learn how to plant their own herb and vegetable garden; decorate their own cookies, aprons and herb pots; and enjoy lots of munchies, including a nutritious snack pack. All activities are designed to engage, educate, and feed junior chefs, ages 2 to 12.                            

10:00 & 10:30: Healthy Breakfasts Kids Love, with Melissa Graham
11:00 & 11:30: Healthy Lunches Kids Love, with Melissa Graham
12:00 & 12:30: Healthy Desserts Kids Can Make, with Tanya  Steel


This event is BYOK - bring your own kid - and children eat and learn for free. Plus, the first 10 people to buy tickets will recieve an autographed copy of Real Food for Healthy Kids.


Saturday, May 5
Entertaining, Epi Style

Cost: $35 per person, includes tastings*
Want to up your hosting game? We've got you covered with classes and interactive demonstrations spotlighting the beer cocktails and trendsetting drinks you need to know now, herb gardening and flower-arranging tips from the pros, and creative inspiration in the kitchen. Sable Kitchen & Bar's Mike Ryan, master sommelier Alpana Singh, Vosges founder Katrina Markoff, and Mike Hines of Epoch Floral will reveal their delicious secrets in this afternoon session of Epicurious-style entertaining.
Tickets are $35 per adult, and include tastings and drinks.

2:00: Chocolate tasting and the creative process, with Vosges founder Katrina Markoff
2:30: The Best Wines for Summer Entertaining, with Alpana Singh
3:00: Delicious Beer Cocktails, with Mike Ryan
3:30: Make Your Flower Arrangements Extraordinary, with Mike Hines
4:00: Herb gardening and growing your own herbs for spring cocktails, with a gardening expert
4:30: Spring Cocktails Using Edible Herbs, with Mike Ryan

*(All guests must be 21 and over)


Sunday, May 6
BBQ, Brews & Ball 

Cost: $35 (includes donation to Greater Chicago Food Depository)
Watch Sunday's live baseball games—the Cubs against the Dodgers and the White Sox versus the Tigers—mingle with sports fans and legendary players, and feast on a buffet of barbecue and Southern favorites from Lillie's Q, including ribs, pulled pork, mac n' cheese, and pulled chicken, plus beer and cocktails. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chicago Food Depository, feeding 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. 

Evening Event

Saturday, May 5  
Dinner with Chicago's Top Chefs
6:30pm Cocktails  7:30pm Dinner
Cost: $100 per person (21 and over)
Art Smith of Table Fifty-Two, Dale Levitski of Sprout, and Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate, along with Epicurious' Tanya Steel, invite you to join them for this very special evening. Come meet three of Chicago's culinary superstars at our exclusive sit-down three-course dinner inside the spectacular Chicago Illuminating Company. Dinner includes cocktails, hors d'Oeuvres, and wine.

*When purchasing tickets, please specify if you have food allergies or require a vegetarian meal. The dinner menu will be posted by April 2.


Dinner Menu

Art Smith's First Course
Spring Pea Puree Garnished with Poached Lobster, Smoked Cumin Salt, Mint and a Pea Tendril Salad

Dale Levitski's Entrée
Kobe and Caviar with Fennel Potato Kugels and Dill Baby Beets

Mindy Segal's Dessert
Zingerman's Cream Cheese and Creme Fraiche "Cheesecake" with Anisse Hyssup, Rhubarb and 5 Minute Strawberries

*When purchasing tickets, please specify if you have food allergies or require a vegetarian meal.

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