Dinner Stories

Seven Deadly Sins Memphis

Posted on 04/23/11 in Past Events, 1 Comment
Seven Deadly Sins Memphis

Thanks to everyone in Memphis for making our Mid-South stop a big success. Our dinner spot was Earnestine and Hazel's, the coolest bar in the world. We started things off at the Art Village Gallery on South Main Street. Gallery owner Ephraim Urevbu fills his gallery with artwork from international artists.  We cooked, we sinned, […]

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Earth Day Street Food

Posted on 03/31/11 in Past Events, 2 Comments
Earth Day Street Food

Street Food galore at Xuntas gathering space in West Town. Our honey panna cotta and the Trout Sopes were the favored bites. We used honey from urban beekeeper W, who also made a delicious panna cotta!

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Spring Studio Dinner

Posted on 03/31/11 in Past Events, No Comments
Spring Studio Dinner

We served a menu using seasonal fish in the studio space of painter Danielle Klinenberg. We found some nice sushi-grade striped bass, fresh sardines, and meaty lake trout. The flavors were Mediterranean-inspired, fresh and green, with plenty of lemon juice, olive oil, and sprouts.  Cocktail: Lemon Pom: Mint Tea Vodka, Lemon, and Pomegranate, freshly ground […]

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Whole Hog Pork-Tastica!

Posted on 03/06/11 in Past Events, No Comments
Whole Hog Pork-Tastica!

Amuse + Beer Cocktail + 5 courses + BYOB Two Brothers Domaine Dupage w/ cognac Amuse: Chicharrones w/ Tomatillo Dipping Sauce Sesame cracker, scrapple chorizo, quail egg, poached oyster, and guajillo agave reduction Homemade buckwheat noodles, grilled pork loin, crispy trotter cake, pickled ramps and rhubarb Spring spinach, asparagus, and maple-cured bacon, ¬†honey vinaigrette. Smoked […]

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Valentine Salon Dinner

Posted on 01/04/11 in Past Events, 1 Comment
Valentine Salon Dinner

Thanks for celebrating Valentine’s Day with us this year. We had a great time in Pilsen and the south Loop, with some great live music. You can follow the links below for more information about the artists. If you are interested in more events at the New Arts Club in Pilsen, you can find them […]

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ChocoDinner in the Loop

Posted on 12/01/10 in Past Events, No Comments
ChocoDinner in the Loop

Our last dinner of 2010 was in the Loop. Chef Lauren Parton created a delicious menu utilizing chocolate in sweet and savory ways. Clear Chocolate Martini w/ Candied Violet Dust Chocolate Praline w/ Bacon Parsnip and white chocolate soup Baby beet salad w/ arugula and mint, goat cheese and chocolate balsamic vinaigrette Cocoa ravioli, pistachio […]

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Whole Artist: Georgia Wall

Posted on 11/12/10 in Past Events, Whole Artist Past Events, No Comments
Whole Artist: Georgia Wall

Unseen Performance: December 2010 Curated by local artist Vicki Fowler, our Studio Art Dinner Series is an intimate exploration of the Chicago's underground art scene, at the dinner table. On December 11th, we were in the home of artist Georgia Wall. We served up some warm winter dishes, sourcing our produce and fruit from Genesis […]

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Rumble Arts Dinner

Posted on 10/28/10 in Past Events, 2 Comments
Rumble Arts Dinner

The evening’s menu was a fusion of Latin American flavors complementing the music and the neighborhood. Cocktail: Cider Caipirinha Shrimp criollo w/ plantain risotto, cilantro gremolata Roasted beets and sweet potato w/ Mulato mole and mustard greens Berkshire Pork Feijoada w/ beluga lentils and baby sprouts Chocolate Pot de Creme w/ mantecadito (almond cookie) and […]

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Whole Artist: Dock Six

Posted on 09/02/10 in Past Events, Whole Artist Past Events, 5 Comments
Whole Artist: Dock Six

Dinner at Dock Six was a blast.  The space is shared by several of Chicago's most talented cabinet makers and custom furniture makers. See some of their work: lagomorphdesign.com zakrose.com carsonmaddox.com The Menu (featuring local produce, honey, pork, cheese, and turkey): Cocktail – Hot Buttered Rum Cider: Rum, Local Honey, Spiced Cider Amuse – Apple […]

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Day of the Dead 2010

Posted on 09/02/10 in Past Events, No Comments
Day of the Dead 2010

Friday night we were in the City, and on Saturday we moved the party to Mokena, for a feast in the country. Food was served on plates by Potter Melissa Monroe. ¬†http://www.melissazmonroe.com Cocktail: Zombie, based on 1934 recipe by Don the Beachcomber, featuring fermented asian pear juice Amuse: Ammonia Drommar Cookie Gunthorp Farm pork hash […]

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