Dames Dine at Sunday Dinner Club
Sunday Dinner Club chef/owners Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp welcomed us in to their private dinner club with open arms, and we left with full stomachs. The four-course meal was paired with beverages from Vinic Wine in Evanston, hand-selected by owner Sandeep Ghaey especially for Les Dames.
Once up the steep staircase into the second-floor dining space above the delectable Honey Butter Fried Chicken (also owned by Cikowski and Kulp), guests were greeted with a welcome drink, the “Haroset,” a tasty blend of Virtue Cider, Dead Arm Shiraz and Bellota acorn liqueur (from my recent Spanish trip), served cold with a cinnamon stick garnish. This started off the Jewish-themed menu with a kick!
After a debriefing on the history of Sunday Dinner Club by our hosts, we enjoyed the piping hot “liquid gold”(as Ina called it): Homemade Chicken Soup with organic chicken breast, root vegetables and fresh egg noodles. The second course was “Lox and Bagels,” or in this case, silky smooth House-Cured Salmon with everything cream cheese, preserved lemons, radish sprouts and BroBagel chips. These two courses paired beautifully with the Bertrand Crèmant de Limoux Rosé ($16/bottle), a crisp, clean bubbly. Read the full story »