From the creators of Baconfest, Da Best Fest, is a new chef tasting festival devoted to the iconic dishes of the Chicago culinary landscape. Guests will sample creative and traditional versions of all Chicago favorites, plus get to know a few lesser-known Chicago originals. Think Italian beef, hot dogs, pizza, flaming saganaki, jibaritos, aquarium-smoked rib tips, chicken Vesuvio, shrimp de Jonghe, malort, and more.
Da Best Fest debuts Friday, April 17, 2020, from 6pm-10pm at the UIC Dorin Forum (725 W Roosevelt). Ticket prices include the opportunity to try dishes from approximately 40 chefs and to try samples from participating exhibitors. All ticket types include seven (7) drink tickets redeemable for paired beer, wine, and cocktails.
“Da Best Fest was born out of a love of Chicago’s home-grown cuisine and its distinctive neighborhoods,” said Seth Zurer, Co-Founder of Da Best Fest & Baconfest. “The fest will be a fantastic mix of classic takes and intriguing interpretations. It will be a great introduction to those not familiar with some of these canonical dishes, like The Mother-In-Law or Sweet Steak Sandwich. I hope to see some truly unique creations that take these beloved bites and turn them inside out to blow everyone’s minds. Da Best Fest will be a consumable love letter to Chicago and all of its delicious parts.”
Tickets available at dabestfest.com:
- General Admission: 7:00 PM -10: 00 PM: $75 + fees
- VIP Tickets: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: $130 + fees
- Discounts are available for bundles, including tickets to Da Best Fest and Baconfest Chicago’s Saturday Dinner session.
- General Admission Bundles – $140 + fees: save $20 and get GA tickets to Da Best Fest and Baconfest Saturday Dinner
- VIP Bundles – $240 + fees: save $50 and get VIP tickets to Da Best Fest and Baconfest Saturday Dinner
Da Best Fest:
New in 2020, Chicago welcomes Da Best Fest on Friday, April 17, 2020, a new chef tasting festival devoted to the iconic dishes of the Chicago culinary landscape. Think Italian beef, hot dogs, pizza, flaming saganaki, jibaritos, aquarium-smoked rib tips, chicken Vesuvio, shrimp de Jonghe, malort, and more. For more information visit www.dabestfest.com.