Whole Artist: Vince Gaulin

Posted on 08/31/10 in Past Events, Recipes, Whole Artist Past Events, 3 Comments

Once the meatpacking capital of the world, this neighborhood evolved into one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. Our Dinner this time was served at an old sink factory that once supplied nearby meat processing plants. These days, the building houses artist studios and residents. Resident artist, G. Vincent Gaulin, performed as Wrinkledy Kinkledy, a curious character with a knack for storytelling and tall tales. The food tasted like the South! The cocktail was beyond delicious and reminded us of an old fashioned.

I used a handle of Jim Beam, that had been infused with cinnamon, clove, star anise, nutmeg, and vanilla beans for 2 weeks.

Here the recipe:


Carolina Comfort

  • 2 oz 80 Strong Kentucky Bourbon
  • 1 oz Spicy Jim Beam
  • 1 oz homemade citrus zest simple syrup
  • 1 oz homemade anise/mint soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Sour Cherry juice
  • Serve on the rocks w/ 2 sour cherries on a pick

The Menu…

  • Amuse: Peach and Thyme Tartlet w/ Crispy Pork
  • Urban Beets, slow cooked beet greens, farmer's cheese & tomato jam
  • Carolina She-Crab Soup
  • Baby Mustard Green and sweet potato salad
  • Friday Fish Fry: rainbow trout, green tomato relish, tomatillo remoulade, buttermilk corn biscuits and wild muscadine jelly
  • Bread Pudding w/ roast candied pears and asian pear custard

Photos by Dana Chen


  1. Dan Grappe

    I am so excited to be able to attend this event.

    Posted 9-8-2010 , Reply

    • chEfrain

      it shall be a great evening!

      Posted 9-8-2010 , Reply

  2. Suzy Rogers

    I came across the info on this club in the flyer and am at awe. I am an advid viewer of Andrew Zimmerns " Bizzare Foods ". One episode was at an underground,and I immediately knew that this was something that I had to find out more about.

    Posted 5-14-2011 , Reply

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