Dames Who Roll…
06.20.15 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

WHAT: Dames Who Roll…
Join Dames Gina Voci and Rita Gutekanst for an evening of summer fun, Italian style! Learn the ancient game of Bocce Ball, sip Italian cocktails, and enjoy a Potluck Mediterranean themed alfresco …

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Dames Who Read: The Cake Therapist
06.16.15 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

cake therapistWHAT: Dames Who Read —

Featured book: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig.   

Synopsis: Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call. When flavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, even mourn a devastating loss.

Maybe that’s why she feels the need to go home to Millcreek Valley at a time when her life seems about to fall apart. The bakery she opens in her hometown is perfect, intimate, just what she’s always dreamed of—and yet, as she meets her new customers, Neely has a sense of secrets, some dark, some perhaps with tempting possibilities. A recurring flavor of alarming intensity signals to her perfect palate a long-ago story that must be told.

Neely has always been able to help everyone else. Getting to the end of this story may be just what she needs to help herself.

WHERE: (Dame Nina Barrett’s) Bookends & Beginnings
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

COST: $30.00
We will provide salads, plenty of cake, coffee & waters/wine. Look for parking details on Brown Paper Tickets – information on the page where your purchase is confirmed.
Purchase ticket now:

Brown Paper Tickets

To reserve by check, make out to LDE Chicago Chapter and mail to:
Polly Peters
504 Lee Street
Evanston, IL 60202-1884

Simply Ancient Grains at Floriole
06.15.15 – 12:56 pm | No Comment
Simply Ancient Grains at Floriole

The recipes tasted were all from Maria’s book — Polenta tart with sherried strawberry compote, frittata muffins, asparagus grain salad, and shortbread cookies with hazelnuts.
Loved learning all about whole grains from Maria Speck, author of …

Dames Who Read: One Souffle At A Time
05.12.15 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read:  One Souffle At A Time

Submitted by Toria Emas
If you wondered why ears were burning on May 11, many Dames from around the country were being mentioned by the 13 Book Clubbers who met at Bistronomic to discuss Anne Willan’s …

Annual Meeting & Dinner
03.27.15 – 10:26 pm | One Comment
Annual Meeting & Dinner

WHERE: River Roast
315 N. Lasalle Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60654
Phone 312.822.0100<NOTE: Valet Parking available, $14 for three hours
space space
WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2015

An Indulgent Mediterranean 5-Course Dinner
03.21.15 – 1:45 pm | One Comment
An Indulgent Mediterranean 5-Course Dinner

Dames Meme Hopmayer, Nancy Brussat and Barbara Glunz and Malika Ameen along with Convito Chef Noe Sanchez and Meme’s husband Gary Hopmayer not only put on a fantastic dinner for Swankalicious fundraising bid winner Dame …

Applications Available for Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards
03.09.15 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
Applications Available for Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 24, 2015) – Imagine working side-by-side with a top organic restaurateur in Washington, D.C., helping with the grape harvest for the oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in California, learning food photography and …