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Come to the Table dinner series

Discuss our local food system with chefs, farmers and innovators 
The Come to the Table Dinner Series joins local chefs, farmers, innovators, and food advocates for three seasonal dinners at farm-to-table restaurants in Chicago. Each event includes a custom created farm-to-table menu, beverages, and lively discussion about the intersections of food, agriculture, and community. The series began in 2016 as a vehicle for discussing different food system topics over a shared meal at restaurants that also support sustainable local food & farms. Now in its third season, the series is presented by Angelic Organics Learning Center, Green City Market, and WBEZ 91.5 ChicagoAll proceeds benefit the missions and work of the presenting non-profit organizations. Partner restaurants and purveyors are committed to sourcing locally and sustainably whenever possible. Each $85 ticket includes appetizers, a 3-course dinner, and cocktails, wine & beer provided by Chicago purveyors. Seasonal menus incorporate ingredients from local farms, and will be posted one week prior to the event. Email us with questions or dietary concerns. Space is limited.



Tue, January 23  | 
Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería
904 West Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607
6:00pm - Cocktails & Appetizers
7pm - Dinner & Discussion
 
Topic: CHANGE
Chefs & Presenters: Chefs & Presenters: Chef Rick Bayless; Harry Carr, Owner of Mint Creek Farm; Katie Johnson & Clare Johnson, Co-Presidents of Slow Food ChicagoJoel Smith, Board Member of Slow Food USA
Purveyors: Cruz Blanca BreweryCandid Wines (Girasole Vineyards)CH Distillery

Join us at Cruz Blanca’s Upstairs Taproom for a cocktail-style event featuring food and drink inspired by the flavors of Oaxaca, European brewing traditions of Mexico City, and locally-sourced agriculture of Chicago! CHANGE is part of every food system, and Chef Rick Bayless has pioneered numerous movements throughout his 40 years in the food industry. Chef Bayless will begin the evening by highlighting the changes to the farm-to-table movement he has helped shepherd into Chicago. Other industry pioneers will join the conversation to highlight how our eating habits have evolved and changed the local food system. Mingle with like-minded guests as you eat and drink your way through the Frontera family’s beautiful new Randolph Street restaurant and brewery.

SOLD OUT



Mon, February 26 |  NoMi Kitchen
800 North Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
6:30pm - Cocktails & Appetizers
7pm - Dinner & Discussion 
Topic: HEAL
Chefs & Presenters: Dr. Jack Gilbert, Director of the Microbiome Institute at University of Chicago; Dr. Sonia Oyola, Integrative Family Physician & Director of Family Medicine M3 & M4 Clerkships at University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine; Harry Rhodes, Executive Director of Growing Home; Tom Spaulding, Executive Director of Angelic Organics Learning Center
Purveyors: Candid Wines (Girasole Vineyards)CH Distillery, Sitka Salmon Shares

Join us at NoMi Kitchen for a nourishing four-course meal and beverages in their gorgeous dining room overlooking Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan. Heal your mind, body and spirit at this event discussing the health of our food and communities. Medical and agricultural experts will explain how soil, food, and environment affects our individual gut microbiomes and overall health. They will also explore the how the introduction of mindful eating, shared meals, and sustainable agriculture can heal our bodies and communities. Come to the table for this evening of delicious food, enriching discussion, and community!

SOLD OUT



Mon, March 26  |  Goose Island Barrel House
603 North Sacramento Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
6pm - Cocktails & Appetizers
7pm - Dinner & Discussion 
Topic: CONNECT
Chefs & Presenters: Melissa Flynn, Executive Director of Green City Market; Liz Moran Stelk, Executive Director of Illinois Stewardship Alliance; Natalie Shmulik, Food Business Consultant at The Hatchery Chicago; and Damien Casten, Partner & Co-Founder of Candid Wines
Purveyors: Goose Island Beer Co.Candid Wines (Girasole Vineyards), CH Distillery

Join us at the Goose Island Barrel House for freshly tapped beverages and a four-course meal prepared by Goat Group Catering - the latest “Goat” addition from Chef Stephanie Izard! Connect with the leaders (and eaters) who are shaping the future of our sustainable local food movement. Learn how to engage as a consumer, community member, and voter. And leave with tangible actions for supporting a local food system that is clean, fair, just and sustainable.

SOLD OUT



PAST DINNERS:

02/07/17 - Farmhouse | Sustaining | Learn more
03/06/17 - Floriole | Reviving | Learn more
04/04/17 - Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits and Honey Butter Fried Chicken | Leading | Learn more 
05/31/16 - Lula Cafe  |  Food as Medicine  |  Learn more
04/25/16 - The Kitchen | Farm to School |  Learn more
03/28/16 - Perennial Virant | Organic vs Sustainable vs Conventional | Learn more 


 

QUESTIONS?
Contact kathleen.b@learngrowconnect.org 
or 815.389.8455 x 152