House of Suntory Presents... urbanbelly's Ramenfest 2019
ALL TICKETS SOLD-OUT!
Ramenfest is back for its 5th year! A far cry from what was once known as a cheap, college student pantry staple, ramen has taken the states by storm with new, authentic shops popping up all around the country. On Sunday, February 17th, Chef Bill Kim of urbanbelly will be inviting chefs from around the city to prepare their culinary interpretations of this classic dish. 20+ prominent chefs from around Chicago and the US will try their hand at ramen, and you'll have the chance to taste them ALL and vote for your favorite! Not to mention, Won Kim from Kimski will be our DJ for the evening... Join us for a day filled with: ramen, booze, music & more!
Huge thank you to our sponsors: House of Suntory, Daesang America, OpenTable, Beam Suntory, Goose Island, Tanduay Rum, West32 Soju, Crate and Barrel, Myojo, Winston Foodservice and Edward Don & Company for making this possible!
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Inspiration Kitchens, a non-profit organization that helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing.
1) VIP tickets include... Early access into the festival at 11AM, Unlimited ramen tastings, Open bar takeover by Bad Hunter, Custom ramen bowls brought to you by Crate and Barrel, Access to spirit tastings, Limited Edition Ramenfest 2019 T-Shirt, Unrestricted access to VIP Lounge, Signed copy of Chef Bill Kim's Korean BBQ Cookbook, and an urbanbelly gift certificate
2) General Admission tickets include... Unlimited Ramen Tastings beginning at 12PM, 2 Drink Tickets, Access to spirit tastings, and an urbanbelly gift certificate
PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5 ARE ADMITTED WITH NO TICKET REQUIRED. IF YOUR CHILD IS OVER THE AGE OF 5, THEY WILL NEED TO HAVE A TICKET IN THEIR NAME.
Stephanie Izard | Cabra | Pork, Ceviche, And Ají Amarillo
CJ Jacobson | ABA | Roast Chicken Ramen with Aleppo Chili Schmoltz, Chicken Kefta Cake & Dill Harissa
Lee Wolen | Somerset | Spicy Pork Ramen Xo Fried Chicken with Spicy Pork Broth, Charred Onion Oil, XO Fried Chicken
Mike Africa, Mike McDermott & Maria Montero| Smoque BBQ | Coconut Curry Ramen with Smoked Shrimp
Joe Frillman | Daisies | Mushroom Stroganoff Ramen
Noah Sandoval | Oriole | Virginia Ham Ramen with Braised Collard Greens, Virginia Peanuts & Ham XO
Gene Kato | Momotaro | Tantanmen Spicy Sesame Ramen, Chasu & Egg
Cleetus Friedman | The Lakefront Restaurant | Whiskey Bacon & Braised Short Rib Ramen with Whiskey Bacon, Beer Braised Short Ribs, Pickled Carrot, Shaved Brussel Sprouts, Scallion, Egg, Pork Bone Broth
Jonathan Zaragoza | Birrieria Zaragoza | Pozole Blanco Broth, Carnitas, Crispy Corn, Sesame-Habnero Salsa
Kristopher DeLee | Duck Inn | Duck Ramen Son! with Roasted Duck, Pork Tonkotsu Broth, Foie Gras Shrimp Balls, Xo Mushrooms, Lapsang Tea Duck Egg, Fish Sauce Caramel Pork Belly
Jason Hammel & Andrew Holladay | Lula Café | Hen of The Woods, Charred Onion, Yuzu Kosho
Rick Ortiz & Diego Cruz | Antique Taco | Its Nacho Ramen with Tortilla Broth, Queso, Avocado, Shishitos, Radish, Scallions, Cilantro Vegetarian
Julie Warpinski | Big Star | Carnitas Ramen with Pasilla Chile Broth, Crispy Pork Belly, Tortilla, Avocado, Queso Chihuahua
Christine Cikowski & Joshua Kulp | Honey Butter Fried Chicken | Pimento Cheese Dashi, Fried Chicken, Egg Noodles & Candied Jalapeños
Bailey Sullivan | Monteverde | Porco Rosso Ramen with Mangalitsa Pork & Chicken Brodo, Pork Belly, Calabrian Chili, Black Garlic Oil, Golden Quail Egg, Scallion, Chicharron
John Kirchner| GT Prime | Rye-men with Prime Rib Pastrami, Cabbage, Caraway, Trout Roe
Craig Couper | Michael Jordan's Steak House | Bone Marrow Tonkatsu Ramen with Traditional Tonkotsu Broth Enriched with Bone Marrow, Topped with Dry Aged Ribeye
Matt Danko | City Mouse | Roasted Scallop & Chicken Ramen with Black Trumpet, Parmesan, Yu Choy & Yuzu
John Shields | Smyth & The Loyalist | Guinea Hen Paitan Ramen with The Farm Togarshi with Kombu Oil & Paste Smoked Scallop Shio Tare Head Cheese Croquette
Fred Noinaj | Lost Lake | Pho Ramen with Lemongrass Beef Broth, Thai Basil, Cilantro, Shaved Onion, Roasted Brisket, Shaved Eye of Round, Jalapeño & Hoisin
Phil Vettel; Chicago Tribune
Dennis Lee; Chicago-based food writer
Morgan Olsen; Time Out Chicago
Amanda Puck; Mariano's
1400 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|