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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Dames Who Read – Mostly True
07.26.14 – 12:11 pm | No Comment


Featured book: MOSTLY TRUE: A Memoir of Family, Food and Baseball

Molly O’Neill was for ten years the food columnist for The New York Times Magazine and host of PBS Great Food. But before all of that, Molly grew up in a “regular family pursuing the American Dream in a world built for boys”.

Her father believed that baseball was his family’s destiny and aimed to spawn enough sons for an infield, so he married the tallest woman in Columbus, Ohio. Imagine his dismay when Molly was their first child. The plan prevailed as Molly was followed by five boys, one of whom actually did become a Yankees right fielder.

Perfect for a summer read, this is her story of an independent, talented and fiercely funny woman who found home runs could be hit in many fields. If you have siblings, especially brothers, you will find plenty to identify with and laugh at in this chronicle.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6 p.m.

Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch
American Favorites reimagined – Attached to the Chicago Sports Museum
Water Tower, 7th level, Michigan Avenue
COST: $29.00 – includes a light summertime dinner and one beverage
Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 21st.

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

05.31.14 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

Submitted 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 …

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

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!