Tiki culture is sweeping the nation, and Chicago is no exception. Embracing this festive trend, Chicago Gourmet has teamed up with the masterminds behind COCHON 555 U.S. Tour and Punch Kings to present the best of both notable events. Introducing the first Chicago City-wide edition of Punch Kings, Pigs n' Tiki. Held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at the Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park, guests will see twelve of Chicago’s most respected barkeeps in action and taste their creations as they go head-to-head competing for the best Tiki inspired punch bowl. Wait, it gets better. In the most mouth-watering food pairing imaginable, ten heritage pig farmers will line the rooftop’s perimeter, each partnering with a notable chef to present a unique spin on the traditional pig roast.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF), which works to build the future Illinois hospitality workforce through scholarships, career exploration and workforce development programs for high school students.
Ticket includes heritage pig roast tastings, punch bowl samples from Punch King contenders, as well as premium spirits tastings and beer. Stay tuned for the lineup of participating mixologists, farmers and more!
All Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at check-in.
**Signing up does not guarantee selection to compete**
**Selected barkeeps will receive an email notifying them of acceptance**