Chicago Gourmet tempts local foodies’ palates

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By Anthony Todd

For Sun-Times Media

The annual foodie bacchanal, Chicago Gourmet, took over Millennium Park this weekend. Here’s a sampling of the high-end smorgasbord on Saturday.

Chicago Gourmet is just about to open – the line is all around millennium park!

Chef Rick Bayless getting ready for a demo on the Main Stage.

If you have questions at Chicago Gourmet, ask these ladies!

Brisket topped brisket from Q-BBQ at Chicago Gourmet.

We are going for the good stuff. Bonus: get a wristband from Laurent-Perrier good for a free app at Kinmont, DB Primehouse, Pops or Salpicón.

Making fresh pasta with Phil Rubino (Cicchetti) and John Coletta (Quartino) at Chicago Gourmet #pasta #handmade #demo

The main pavilion at Chicago Gourmet.

Chef Beverly Kim (Parachute) and Check Please host Cat De Orio talking Top Chef war stories.#chicagogourmet

In the Grand Cru tent, there are hundreds of wines and … Piles of cheese. #chicagogourmet

In the Grand Cru tent, they are slicing prosciutto off the bone. #pork #chicagogourmet

The extensive setup for one seminar on cocktails with Debbi Peek and Bridget Albert. #chicagogourmet

The mayor, alongside Chef Rick Bayless, at Chicago Gourmet. #chicagogourmet

A dish in the Grand Cru tent from Chef Bruce Sherman of North Pond.

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