Dames Who Drink and Picnic at Ravinia
03.17.14 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

Message from Dame Karen Levin:
WHAT: All members and their guests, please join us for a night under the stars with background music provided by Arrival, the Swedish cover band who performs the music of ABBA. …

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Swank-A-Licious
05.31.14 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

floraSubmitted by Dame Portia Belloc-Lowndes

On Monday, May 12th, the Chicago Les Dames d’Escoffier Chapter produced a fab-a-licious, yum-a-licous, and memorable-a-licious event – “ The Swank-a-licous Supper Club”.  The benefit was by all standards was clearly one our Chapter most successful and lively events!

140512_ 5166No detail was over looked at this party: from the retro relish trays to the fish fry, the jello molds-rama to the “Waukesha Sour”, the bar decor to the music – the total set up transformed Gallery 1028 into an authentic Supper Club.

Dash Master Graham Crow did an outstanding job auctioning off live auction items as well as conducting the Dessert Dash. He knew how to work the crowd and the crowd knew it was for a worthy cause. The Dames outdid themselves again with stellar desserts and the cheese course donated by Dame Sophia Solomon was a very coveted win. Dames were seen swarming the cheese winners table bartering for tastes with some of the other amazing desserts!

dave.julieDame Julie Chernoff took the stage with The Generation Band and for a nano-second the Dames froze in their tracks in awe as Julie belted out songs that eventually had the Dames on the dance floor cutting up the rug (special shout out to Dame Nancy Cassidy whose moves really dusted off the floor for the Dames to get moving).

Not to be forgotten was the introduction of two of our numerous scholarship recipients, Rachel Dau and Raynise Arrington, whose gracious words reminded all of us of the importance of raising funds at these events.

A big gracious thank you goes out to our co-chairs – Dame Nancy Brussat and Dame Meme Hopmayer for their outstanding, creative and enthusiastic leadership.

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Go to THE COCKTAIL HOUR
Go to SUPPER AT THE CLUB
Go to DESSERT DASH
Go to DESSERTS

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Note: A big thank you to our photographer, Roark Johnson, generous brother of Portia. If you would like copies of any of these photos, please contact me at lavery8100@aol.com for more information.

 

Dames Who Read- The Kitchen Daughter
04.29.14 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read- The Kitchen Daughter

Interesting that April is Autism Month and the Book Club read The Kitchen Daughter where the lead character had Aspergers Syndrome. Once again Judith Hines moderated a stimulating discussion about the book  over a delicious …

The Art of French Pastry
04.28.14 – 5:54 pm | No Comment
The Art of French Pastry

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHEF PFEIFFER WHO WON THE 2014 JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK AWARD IN THE CATEGORY BAKING AND DESSERT.
Note: The French Pastry School is a good friend of Les Dames Chicago.   This review of Jacquy Pfeiffer’s …

Visiting Dames enjoy Chicago’s finest at Drake Hotel reception
03.20.14 – 1:51 pm | No Comment
Visiting Dames enjoy Chicago’s finest at Drake Hotel reception

70 dames from all over the country attended a lovely cocktail reception sponsored by the Chicago chapter at the iconic Drake Hotel’s Palm Court. Dames who attended the IACP Annual Conference, along with Chicago chapter …

Moroccan/Middle Eastern Potluck Gives Recipes
03.13.14 – 10:15 pm | No Comment
Moroccan/Middle Eastern Potluck Gives Recipes

These recipes are for some of the fabulous dishes contributed to Les Dames Chicago’s Moroccan/Middle Eastern potluck supper in February, 2014, at the home of Jeanne McInerney.
 
 
 
 

Chicken Tagine
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Makes: 6 servings
Adapted from …

2014 Sponsors – click here!
02.25.14 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
2014 Sponsors – click here!

Thank you to all who support Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago Chapter.
We are proud and so happy to have such prestigious sponsors!
 

 

 

 

 

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Northside Potluck Dinner!
02.11.14 – 7:42 pm | No Comment
Northside Potluck Dinner!

The Les Dames Networking Dinner North, held at the home of Julie Chernoff in Evanston on Monday, March 3, was attended by 7 current and prospective Dames.
The theme was “Mediterranean,” and the evening started with …