Swank-a-licious, A Supper Club Evening
03.13.14 – 9:37 am | One Comment

Les Dames presents SWANK-A-LICIOUS, a supper club evening!
Monday May 12, 2014
5:30-9:30 pm
Gallery 1028      (see map)
1028 North Hooker Street
Chicago, IL

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Dames Who Read – The Kitchen Daughter
04.06.14 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

Screen shot 2014-03-05 at 7.31.21 PMWHAT: Dames Who Read —

Featured book: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry. After the unexpected death of her parents, shy and sheltered twenty-six-year-old Ginny Selvaggio, isolated by Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks comfort in family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna’s soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning—before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish. A haunted kitchen isn’t Ginny’s only challenge.

WHERE: Tesori featuring Chef Andrew Deuel
65 E. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 786-9911
Valet service is available: $18/car

WHEN: Monday, April 28, 2014, 6 p.m.

NOTE: Included in the cost is a Georgia Peach cocktail and small tastes of items referenced in the books. Please bring cash for anything other than what is noted to be included.

COST: $29.00 – IMPORTANT: Ticket sales will end at noon, Friday, April 25th.

Purchase ticket now:

Brown Paper Tickets

To reserve by check, make out to LDE Chicago Chapter and mail to:

Linda Avery
8100 E. Camelback Rd. #142
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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 …

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!






Winter 2014 Fancy Food Show
02.10.14 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
Winter 2014 Fancy Food Show

Chicago Dames Explore The Fancy Food Show and San Francisco
By: Sharon Olson
The Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is a great place to explore new foods and flavors. Chicago Dames were among the buyers, …

Found Kitchen Dinner
02.04.14 – 11:21 am | No Comment
Found Kitchen Dinner

By Julie Chernoff
A cold and wintry night was no match for the warmth generated by 31 Dames and guests at a beer and food pairing at Found Restaurant on January 30th.
After enjoying a welcome beer …

Dames Who Drink Holiday Brunch
12.14.13 – 10:48 am | No Comment
Dames Who Drink Holiday Brunch

Twenty-one Dames braved the frigid temperatures and howling winds on Saturday, December 7 for brunch and mimosas at The Local, 198 East Delaware Place. The management at the Local says, “When people think of ‘their …

Persimmon Cake with Crème Fraîche and Maple Pecans
12.09.13 – 9:29 pm | One Comment
Persimmon Cake with Crème Fraîche and Maple Pecans

from The A.O.C. Cookbook
by Suzanne Goin
with wine notes by Caroline Styne
I love that these persimmons actually taste of fall and winter—as if they have been grown in fields of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. It’s very …