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Chef Dinner Series

This new series of classes highlights our chefs and the food that inspires them! Get to know our chefs at these intimate dinners featuring dishes they have created for these special occasions. From sushi to regional fare, you'll learn how to make food you haven't experienced like this before as you get an inside look into our chefs' personalities and talents.

Chef Dinner: Cena con Amici

Chef Mario Scordato presents Cena con Amici (Dinner with friends)! Treat yourself to an evening full of rustic hand-crafted Italian food paired with Italian wines and lively conversation with soon-to-be great friends. Gather around our communal table and take a trip though Italy's diverse culinary regions. You're sure to love the made-from-scratch, authentic Italian feast paired with exceptional Italian wines and prepared with a combination of seasonal, local and imported Italian artisanal ingredients.

Menu Includes:

  • Antipasto della Casa (Assorted Local and Imported Italian Cured Meats, Cheeses and Crostini)

  • Pici Cacio e Pepe (Hand-Rolled Pasta with Pecorino Toscano, Cracked Black Pepper and Toasted Olive Oil Breadcrumbs)

  • Maiale al Latte (Braised Local Pork Shoulder with Creamy Polenta)

  • Contorni include: Shaved Fennel-Blood Orange Salad with Salt-Cured Egg Yolk and Spicy White Wine-Braised Lacinato Kale

  • Frittelle di Ricotta con Gelato all'olio D'oliva (Ricotta Fritters, Olive Oil Gelato and Meyer Lemon Curd

The evening will include step-by-step instructions as the chef cooks in front of you. Four hand-picked adult beverages will be paired with the meal and are available for an additional $40. All Chef Dinners have a 1-week cancellation.

Location: Merchandise Mart

$90

Monday 2-20-17
6PM - 8:30PM

 

 

Chef Dinner: Modern Mexican

It's true that some of the best Mexican food is street food, but the Modern Mexican movement is creating upscale, sophisticated dining experiences. It's about combining the bold flavors and ingredients of classic Mexican cuisine with European cooking techniques resulting in a vibrant approach.

Chef Rachel O'Brien wants to share her vision for this cuisine with you in a special Chef's Dinner. Rachel will take the respected and traditional elements of this timeless cuisine and twist them with her culinary curiosity and imagination to reinterpret Mexican cuisine in a contemporary, yet authentic way.

Menu Includes:

  • Ensalada de Camarones: Smoked Salsa Verde, Citrus Shrimp Salad

  • Deconstructed Tamales de Rajas con Queso: Mojo Rojo, Roasted Poblano, Chicharrón

  • Tacos de Carnitas with Fresh Tortillas, Pomegranate Guacamole and Esquites (Corn Salad)

  • Helado de Jalapeño: Jalapeño Ice Cream, Candied Chile, Churro

The evening will include step-by-step instructions as the chef cooks in front of you. Four hand-picked adult beverages will be paired with the meal and are available for an additional $40. All Chef Dinners have a 1-week cancellation.

Location: Merchandise Mart

$90

Tuesday 3-28-17
6PM - 8:30PM


 

 

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