You may have seen the Cubs play at Wrigley Field countless times but this summer, you’ll have the opportunity to dine on the field.
After debuting in Chicago last year, the Stadium Chef Series is coming back to the Friendly Confines on Sunday, June 4. The evening will feature a coursed menu created by a lineup of local culinary talent, with dinner taking place in the middle of iconic Wrigley Field. The participating chefs include Matthias Merges (Mordecai, Billy Sunday), Chris Pandel (Swift & Sons), Thai Dang (HaiSous), Jonathan Zaragoza (Birrieria Zaragoza) and more.
The experience will kick off with a cocktail reception and passed hors d’oeuvres before guests venture onto the field for photo ops. A four-course, family-style meal will follow—set to the backdrop of the stadium’s ivy covered walls and historic scoreboard. Tickets to the dinner start at $500 per person and will be available at 10am on May 4 via the Stadium Chef Series website.
The event will benefit the James Beard Foundation, which is also hosting its annual James Beard Awards ceremony the same weekend in Chicago. This year, the city has five finalists in the running for prestigious top honors: Obelix (Best New Restaurant), Sepia (Outstanding Hospitality) and chefs Damarr Brown (Emerging Chef), Diana Dávila Boldin (Best Chef: Great Lakes) and Tim Flores/Genie Kwon (Best Chef: Great Lakes).
Chicago isn’t the only city hosting the high-profile experience this year. The series will head to Target Field in Minneapolis on Sunday, June 25 and Boston’s venerable Fenway Park on Friday, September 29. Tickets to those dinners will be released at a later date.
- Jeffy Mai Editor, Time Out Chicago
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