13th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week begins with First Bites Bash

First Bites Bash kicked off Chicago’s 13th annual Restaurant Week. Chicago’s tourism board, Choose Chicago, brought in chef Thai Dang and his wife mixologist Danielle Dang to host the delicious event. The husband and wife duo are owners of the award-winning HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen and Cà Phê Dá located in Pilsen.

The pair hosted the charity event First Bite Bash at the Field Museum. The First Bite Bash allowed guests to experience exclusive tasting portions from more than 60 restaurants showcasing items from their Chicago Restaurant Week prix fixe menus.

“First Bites Bash is an amazing opportunity for Chicagoans to meet many of the most celebrated chefs in the city and to preview a range of exciting flavors that will only be found during everyone’s favorite culinary moment of the year, Chicago Restaurant Week,” said Chef Dang. “We are also very passionate about the cause it supports, which bolsters opportunities for the next generation of culinary leaders.”

“We are thrilled to co-host First Bites Bash!” added Danielle Dang. “It has become a giant iconic celebration. We are turning it up this year with brand new dishes and cocktails – getting diners even more enthusiastic about all to come in the days ahead.”  2020’s Chicago Restaurant Week will see more than 400 restaurants participating with prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The 17 days to experience starts today, January 24th, and runs through February 9th, 2020. The menu prices range from $24 to $48 and does not include beverages, tax, and gratuity.

To view participating restaurants from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, menus and to make reservations online for Chicago Restaurant Week visit eatitupchicago.com.


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