B. Hospitality Co. is partnering with the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour to host an exclusive dinner at Formento’s to benefit the James Beard Foundation. Executive Chef and Partner Stephen Wambach, joined by fellow B. Hospitality Co. Partner and Executive Chef Chris Pandel, hosts eight esteemed chefs from all over the country to combine talents on a nine-course dinner on November 1 at the Italian Chicago West Loop restaurant.
The evening’s stellar guest chefs include:
Marc Forgione, The Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef 2010—Michelin-starred Marc Forgione, New York
Bradley Kilgore, Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in America 2016—Alter, Miami
Justin Carlisle, James Beard Best Chef: Midwest finalist 2016—Ardent, Milwaukee
Paul Berglund, James Beard Best Chef: Midwest winner 2016—The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Matthew Accarrino, two-time James Beard Best Chef: West finalist and Food & Wine Best New Chef 2014—Michelin-starred SPQR, San Francisco
Meg Galus, James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef finalist 2016—Michelin-starred Boka, Chicago
Stephanie Prida, Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Pastry Chef nominee 2013—three Michelin-starred Manresa, Los Gatos
Chris Pandel, Jean Banchet Chef of the Year 2015—The Bristol/Balena/Swift & Sons, Chicago
Tickets for the nine-course dinner are $175 per person, with the option to add wine pairings for an additional $75. Reservations begin at 5:30 p.m. and also include entry to a separate event on the second floor, featuring bites from local chefs, plus live jazz from Grammy award winning saxophonist Frank Catalano, The Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and other musicians
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