-Thursday, September 28-


Dinner at Monteverde

Join Chef Sarah Grueneberg to kick off Fulton Market Harvest Fest with a one-night only, family-style dinner at Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio.  Chef Sarah will cook alongside special guests, her fellow “Iron Chef Gauntlet” competitors Chefs Jason Dady and Shota Nakajima. While reminiscing about almost being an “Iron Chef," the trio will create a four-course menu filled with a bounty of fall’s best ingredients paired with wine. The evening will commence with a cocktail reception, including bubbles from Moet & Chandon.


6pm, Tickets are $195 per person, including tax and gratuity. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Chicago Food Depository, 1020 W Madison


- Friday, September 29th - 


Official Fulton Market Harvest Fest Kick-off Party! 

Join Chefs Stephanie Izard, Jonathon Sawyer,  Joe Hogan, Jason Dady, Rusty Hamin and Paul Kahan at the newly-opened Goose Island Barrel House for a night of food stations, music, and a special offering of Goose Island barrel aged beers.

Proceeds from this event benefit Pilot Light - please visit pilotlightchefs.org to learn more. 

7pm, $70, Goose Island Barrel House, 603 N Sacramento Blvd




Brunch at bellyQ with John Besh and Aarón Sánchez

Chefs Bill Kim, John Besh and Aarón Sánchez are teaming up to throw a brunch like no other! Join this trio of award-wining chefs at bellyQ for a special family-style brunch of chef specialities and beverages to match! Plus get there early for a special VIP hour that includes a meet and greet with the chefs, caviar, and champagne! 

From Chef Bill Kim:

Pork & Cilantro Dumplings, Sweet Potato & Feta Dumplings, Dumpling Soup (Chef Kim's take on Pozole), Pork Shoulder with Coconut Grits with red thai bbq sauce 

From Chef John Besh:

Korean carnita lettuce wrap tacos, Louisiana shrimp crispy rice with chayote and okra kimchee and fried egg

From Chef Aarón Sánchez:

Mini Squid Ink arepas with crema and caviar

Huitlacoche crepes, roasted mushrooms, epazote and queso oaxaca

11:30 VIP entrance, 12:15 General Admission, $85-$125, bellyQ, 1400 W Randolph


Shaken, not stirred: intimate cocktail class at the Betty 

Guests will learn how to make 3 classic cocktails with The Betty's bartender, Julianna Arquilla- a daiquiri, a negroni, and an old fashioned. Julianna will teach guests the history behind these classics drinks as well as the spirits used to make them. Guests will also take home a gift bag with a kit to make another cocktail at home.


12:30pm, $70, The Betty - 839 Fulton Market


Shuck Like a Pro: Oyster Class at Cold Storage

Come eat oysters (after you learn to shuck them) and drink champagne while Cold Storage pro shuckers teach you all about oysters including the proper technique to get them open. Learn a bit about the different types of oysters and learn to identify your favorites! 

1pm, $65, Cold Storage 1000 W Fulton Market


Learn How to Blind Taste Wine Like a Master Wine class with Tenzing

Beteta and Fredrickson, two of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world, will lead you through the Court of Master Sommelier’s blind tasting grid. Novices and experts alike are welcome to participate, and even the beginning wine drinker will learn how to discern the differences between Old World and New World, high acid versus low acid, oaked versus unoaked wine, and more. The interactive class will include plenty of wine to taste, as well as light bites from Publican Quality Meats. Tasting will be peppered with fun wine facts and anecdotes about the wineries. Have any questions you’ve been dying to ask a wine aficionado? Bring your best questions, and pick the brains of two of Chicago’s brightest wine experts! Descriptions and wine tasting notes of each wine tasted will be provided to take home. You’re sure to be the hit at your next wine party after the tips and techniques you’ll learn in this class.

1pm & 3:30 pm, $70, Tenzing Wine, 165 Morgan St.


Just in time milling and baking: Class at Publican Quality Bread

Come and enjoy working with local farm grains milled just before use while highlighting flavor and texture. You will spend 1.5 hours with head baker Greg Wade making cream puffs, muffins and biscuits. 

2pm, $40, Publican Quality Bread - 808 W Lake St


Pies and Pints: Baking Class at Little Goat 

An interactive baking class with Meg Galus (Pastry Chef of Boka) and Nate Meads (Pastry Chef at Girl & the Goat) Guest learn how to prepare a fruit pie, chocolate pie, and a mini pie to take home! Plus, what goes better with pies than pints of tasty beer! Class comes with a selection of special beers to compliment your pie! 

2pm, $45, Little Goat Diner- 820 W Randolph



Join Chefs Paul Kahan, Jamie Bissonnette, and Marc Forgione at Publican Quality Meats for a good ole fashioned BBQ! Grab a brew, some grilled meats and sides and enjoy a break from the fest! 

5pm, $65, Publican Quality Meats - 825 W Fulton Market


Afterparty at the Izakaya

Chefs Mark Hellyar and Chris Cosentino team up to keep the Harvest Fest party going late into the night. The $65 ticket includes 4 drink tickets (beer & sake) and all of the delicious food you can eat. Cocktails and additional drinks will be available for purchase.

Chris Cosentino will join us for a book signing of his cook book, Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart, with Guts. Recipes from the cook book will be featured for the night in addition to food & drinks from Momotaro. The book will be available for purchase for $24.99. 

9:30pm, $65, Momotaro - 820 W Lake St




Between Bites at the Ace Hotel

Please join us for a special Harvest Fest Between Bites at the new Ace Hotel with food, drinks and a killer line up including:

Jamie Bissonnette, chef/partner of Toro, Little Donkey and Coppa

Ji Suk Yi, co-host, “Windy City Live”

Chandra Ram, editor Plate magazine

David Manilow, creator/host “Check, Please!”

Stephanie Izard, chef/owner, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat and Duck Duck Goat

Ticket price includes snacks and drinks, and proceeds benefit Pilot Light, which helps kids make healthier choices by going into classrooms and connecting them with the food they eat.

1pm, $25, Ace Hotel, 311 N. Morgan Street


Coffee Party on the Roof

Coffee, coffee coffee! Join the coffee masters from Dark Matter for a bean-focused party on the Little Goat Roof! Learn a bit about the coffee making process, Includes coffee cocktails and a variety of baked goods from Little Goat Bakery! 

1:00-3:30pm $45 per session, Little Goat Roof - 820 W Randolph St. 


Sausage Making Class at Publican Quality Meats

Participate in and learn how to marinate, grind, mix, stuff and cook a variety of fresh PQM sausages. Class includes cheese and charcuterie to snack on during and mini sausages to enjoy after class.

1pm , $55 , 825 W Fulton Market 


Live Fire bread baking: Class at Publican Quality Bread

Learn how head baker Greg Wade makes dough and focus on techniques based on live fire, grill and oven cooking. Look forward to tasting your hard work while preparing grilled flatbread and roasted veggies, potato pie, pita and farinata.

2pm, $50, Publican Quality Bread - 808 W Lake St