National Escargot Day® 2018


Chicago, Illinois - National Escargot Day Celebrations Are Coming To Chicago! Marking the end of the annual harvest period, May 24, 2018 promises to be our biggest event yet! Look for inspired dishes to hit menus around the city on May 18.

The sustainably conducted month-long search for the true Wild Burgundy Snail, across vast tracts of European wilderness, culminates in a feast. A tribute to the world's most versatile protein, National Escargot Day® menus present the Helix Pomatia Linne in all its glory. Diners this year will experience multi-course tasting menus, à la carte options, and even the occasional dessert, honoring the "Kobe Beef of Snails".

100% Organic, 100% Natural, the finest of the 116 edible varieties of helix snail, and the only variety that can be truly called "Burgundy Snail", the Helix Pomatia Linne is also nutritionally unbeatable: see

As seen in Bon Appetit (March, 2005), Saveur (October, 2005), Santé (May, 2006), the Wall Street Journal (January, 2007), Philadelphia Inquirer (May, 2007), Philadelphia Magazine (August, 2009) says, "These snails are a revelation to those who don't like escargots", a great picture in GQ (January, 2010), Tasting Table National (March 11, 2014), 5280 Magazine (August, 2014), MasterCook's Blog (May 2017) and:

Featured in:

Daniel Boulud's My French Cuisine.

Thomas Keller's Bouchon Cookbook.

Marc Vetri's Il Viaggio de Vetri Cookbook.

Vitaly Paley's The Paley's Place Cookbook.

Harvested by hand in the wild, immaculately prepared, and simply unmatched, the Wild Burgundy Snails are the choice of top chefs across America. Smaller events are being planned in other cities as well.

2018 Chicago Participating Chefs & Restaurants include:

Chef Paul Kahan
Publican Quality Meats
619 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 715-0708

Chef Stephanie Izard
Girl & The Goat
809 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262

Chef Paul Virant
4471 Lawn Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-2082

Chef Carrie Nahabedian
534 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654
(312) 595-1616

Chef Phillip Foss
El Ideas
2419 West 14th Street
Chicago, IL  60618
(312) 226-8144

Chef Roland Liccioni
Les Nomades
222 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 649-9010

Chef Danny Grant
Maple & Ash
8 West Maple Street
Chicago, IL  60610
(312) 944-8888

Chef Donald Young
933 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL  60622
(773) 697-4961

Chef David Posey
1350 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60607
(312) 733-1314

Chef Perry Hendrix
615 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60606
(312) 377-2002

Chef Justin Moser
Table, Donkey, and Stick
2728 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL  60647
(773) 486-8525

Chef/Proprietor J. Joho
Exec. Chef Thierry Tritsch
440 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL  60605
(312) 663-8920

Chef Giuseppe Tentori
GT Prime
707 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL  60654
(312) 600-6305

Chef Greg Biggers
Café des Architectes
20 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL  60611
(312) 324-4000

Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos
564 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60661
(312) 667-0104

Chef Nelli Maltezos
Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL  60614
(773) 348-8886


Chef Ryan Pfeiffer
619 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60661
(312) 715-0708

Chef Ryan Brosseau
le Sud [Coming Soon!]
2301 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL  60618
(312) 884-9469


Chef Dennis Bernard
The Publican
837 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL  60607
(312) 733-9555

Chef Sean Pharr
Mint Mark
1929 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI  53704
(608) 285-5096

Chef Tory Miller
1 South Pinckney Street
Madison, WI  53703
(608) 251-0500

Chef Sarah Edith Obear
le Rêve Café
7610 Harwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI  53213
(414) 778-3333





 Stay tuned as more local restaurants are expected to confirm. Press seating with The Snailman is available.


2017 Los Angeles

Participating Chefs & Restaurants include:

Chef Neal Fraser
114 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012
(213) 788-1191

Chef Tony Esnault
257 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012
(213) 372-5189

Chef David Hudson
235 North Canon Avenue
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
(310) 271-9910

Chef Walter Manzke
624 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90036
(310) 362-6115

Chef Bryant Ng
1314 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA  90401
(310) 393-6699

Chef Ray Garcia
Broken Spanish
1050 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA  90015
(213) 749-1460

Chef Baptiste Grellier
le Petit Paris
418 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA  90013
(213) 217-4445

Chef Travis Strickland
11647 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90049
(424) 273-1660

Chef Dean Yasharian
Chateau Marmont
8221 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90046
(323) 656-1010

Chef Ron Fougeray
Surf & Sand Resort
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
(844) 489-3654

Chef Sam Jung
Church & State Bistro
1850 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA  90021
(213) 405-1434

Chef Laurent Brazier
Bistro Papillote
3313 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
(714) 697-1707

Chef Miguel Cruz
13422 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA  91423
(818) 981-6650

Chef Craig Hopson
8653 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA  90069
(310) 360-6900




Past Coverage:

On National Escargot Day, Chicago Chefs Go Italian

Monday, May 20, 2013
by Danial Gerzina

Last Easter weekend, there was a late breakfast at Palazzo Donati in Italy's Le Marche region. One of our writers was there, and one of the many things he ate that morning was a platter of snails, which may sound formidable right out of bed, but they were full of herbs, garlic and, being Italian, light tomato sauce. View full article. Download article.

Eating Neglected Food: National Escargot Day.  Hail the Snail!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
by David Hammond

 In 2007, during the cicada infestation of Oak Park, I appeared on several national and international television shows talking about ways to prepare seasonal cicadas in various dishes. Our most popular cicada creation, designed by my wife, Carolyn, was a nori roll with seaweed, rice, steamed vegetables and fried cicadas, which were a little like very small soft shell crabs. View full article. Download article.

Philadelphia has a taste for escargot and foie gras

More on National Escargot Day

6 Ways to Get Your Escargot Fix

Catch long-time Potironne client and friend Chef Philippe Bertineau of Alain Ducasse's Benoit Bistro, New York City, on Martha Stewart Radio Wednesday (5/23) at 8:10AM ET to discuss National Escargot Day.

The snail picks up the pace
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Snail's Day
Sante Magazine

Ask Zagat: Why Is Escargot Day May 24?

Happy National Escargot Day!

Celebrating With Snails For Supper at Bibou

Bibou marks National Escargot Day

National Escargot Day Tasting Menu
DB Food Blog

Some Pictures of the Great Day on
National Escargot Day

DB Food Blog