Two Brothers Beer Dinner at Park Grill
Warrenville-based Brewery in the Spotlight
Thursday, September 13
$55 in advance
$65 after September 6
Park Grill will welcome local Two Brothers Brewing Co. for a beer dinner on September 13 at 6 p.m. Representative Chad Lynd of the Warrenville-based, craft beer company will lead the event, discuss the pairings, brewing history and philosophies, as well as answer questions about Two Brothers.
Park Grill’s Executive Chef, Michael Wallach, has created seasonal dishes to pair with Two Brothers’ brews (menu below). The evening includes a reception and three course dinner. The fee to attend is $55 ($65 after September 6); tax and gratuity is not included. Reservations may be made online at ParkGrillChicago.com.
Indigenous Ingredients Menu at Epic
September’s Prix Fixe Features Creative Cuisine with Regional Components
Four Course Prix Fixe
Saturday, September 1 – Sunday, September 30
$48 per person; $70 with wine pairings
Each month at Epic, Executive Chef Mark Pollard creates a new, themed prix fixe dinner menu. For his special September menu, each of the four courses incorporate ingredients that are indigenous to the Midwest. The locally sourced Bison Carpaccio features huckleberries and sassafras; an Heirloom Tomato Salad includes Heritage corn, Miner’s lettuce and gooseberry vinaigrette; the Pan Roasted Walleye entree, also sourced locally, incorporates shelling beans and sweet corn sauce; and the dessert offering will be a Chocolate-Acorn Cake with pawpaw ice cream and sorghum caramel. The complete menu is outlined below.
The “Indigenous Ingredients Prix Fixe” will be available during dinner service from Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, September 30. The price is $48 per person, $70 with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included).
Seventh Annual Chicago Culinary Museum Gala
Chefs Graham Elliot and Jacquy Pfeiffer Inducted into the “Chefs Hall of Fame”
Wednesday, September 19
6 p.m. Reception, Cocktails and Appetizers
7 p.m. Award Presentation
7:30 p.m. Wandering Dinner Feast
$120 all inclusive ticket
The Chicago Culinary Museum will host their seventh annual “Chefs Hall of Fame” gala on Wednesday, September 19, at Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Avenue). The event will celebrate 2012 inductees Chef Graham Elliot and Pastry Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer. Elliot will be awarded the distinct honor of “Chef of the Year” and Pfeiffer, the first pastry chef to be inducted, will be named “Pastry Chef of the Year”. Past inductees (who may also be present at the gala) include renowned chefs Charlie Trotter, Jimmy Bannos, Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian, Art Smith and Priscilla Satkoff. The 2012 chefs’ biographies are below.
The gala starts at 6 p.m. and the evening will include a cocktail reception, award ceremony and dinner feast prepared by local culinary students. Tickets are $120 and may be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com (event 255891). Please visit TheChicagoCulinaryMuseum.org for more information.
The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, has proclaimed September 19 as “Chef Graham Elliot Day” and September 20 as “Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer Day” in anticipation of their induction into The Chicago Culinary Museum’s Chef’s Hall of Fame.
The Chicago Culinary Museum’s mission is to promote and celebrate Chicago as a culinary mecca. Through hard work and dedication to this endeavor, the organization will take a leadership role to create a culinary environment that fosters education, awareness, and growth to our industry. Our goal is to preserve the past and develop the future of the culinary achievements in the great city of Chicago and America. The Chicago Culinary Museum will house culinary artifacts, interactive learning center and library that will provide a common place for the hospitality industry. The Chicago Culinary Museum is a 501 (c) (3) organization.