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Cubs News: Wrigley Field’s Chef Series returns June 3 with Graham Elliot


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CHICAGO (May 30, 2019) – Chicago’s top chefs and favorite restaurants return to Wrigley Field for the third Chef Series presented by Maker’s Mark. From June through early September, Wrigley Field’s Sheffield Corner will serve rotating menus crafted by visiting chefs and Chicago culinary authorities. A returning cast of acclaimed chefs brings modern Italian, contemporary Mexican, globally inspired ballpark fare and more to Wrigley Field, served alongside chef-driven cocktails from Maker’s Mark. This year’s new Chef Series participants, Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo of Fat Rice and Dana Salls Cree of Pretty Cool Ice Cream also add their distinct culinary voices.

“For our third season, we looked at chefs and restaurants doing cool things in our community to complement the returning flavors fans have come to enjoy,” said David Burns, senior executive chef for Levy at Wrigley Field. “Fat Rice and Pretty Cool do very different things, but both have been recognized for their amazing and unique dining experiences.”

Fans can get their first taste of the 2019 Chef Series when Graham Elliot serves up his enlightened takes on al fresco ballpark fare from June 3–9:

· Grahamwich Grilled Cheese: Wisconsin cheddar, tomato marmalade, Butterkäse, crispy bacon

· Graham Slam Burger: Grilled red onions, baby watercress, melted brie, roasted garlic mayo

· Lobster Corndog: Lobster sausage, lemon aioli, smoked paprika, fresh herbs

· Bases Loaded Tots: Cheese curds, giardiniera, crispy bacon, chives

This year’s full culinary lineup features several new and returning chefs. Menus will be announced as each homestand nears:

· Graham Elliot, a diehard baseball fan and award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality and cookbook author will kick off the Chef Series June 3

· Rick Bayless, the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Restaurant recipient, will bring his expertly and authentically created Mexican favorites to the ballpark in late June

· Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp, the Honey Butter Fried Chicken chef/owners, will feature ballpark classics elevated with their signature fried chicken and mouthwatering sides in mid-July

· Dana Salls Cree, the co-owner of Pretty Cool Ice Cream, will bring the temperature down and creativity up with the parlor’s whimsical ice cream concoctions in mid-July

· Tony Mantuano, the James Beard Award-winning chef-partner of distinguished Chicago restaurants, including Michelin-starred Spiaggia and new Maddon’s Post developed in collaboration with Cubs Manager Joe Maddon, will serve up modern Italian classics in early August

· Matthias Merges, the acclaimed chef and proprietor of award-winning Mordecai and Billy Sunday, will bring his chef-driven approach to global cuisine in late August

· Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo, the 2018 James Beard Best Chef, Great Lakes and partner of 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient Fat Rice, respectively, will serve their inspired Macanese cuisine in late August and early September

Stay tuned for new rotating Chef Series menus throughout the summer. For more, visit www.cubs.com/chefseries.

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