· The BBQ Bootcamp package at the Affinia Chicago, starting at $499 for the two-night stay May 15 and 16, offers two tickets to the BBQ Bootcamp, a private limousine tour of Chicago with champagne and decadent sweet treats from the C-House Candy Bar, and Bossa Nova Brunch for two at C-House on Sunday, May 17. Reservations can be made online at www.affinia.com.
· The James’ Grill Weekend package, available for the nights of May 16 and 17, offers two tickets to the BBQ Bootcamp, a $50 gift certificate to David Burke’s Primehouse, a tour of Primehouse’s on-premise Himalayan salt-tiled dry-aging room with Executive Chef Rick Gresh, and accommodations in a loft suite, starting at $399 per night. Reservations can be made online at www.jameshotels.com.
Chicago foodies have it a little bit juicier, as they can opt to attend the event on May 16 for $75 per guest, which includes the reception, cooking class, food, and a gift bag stuffed with the day’s recipes. To book this, call C-House at 312.523.0923 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.