Chicago Dames Host Dames Who Drink for NRA
04.13.15 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

WHAT: Dames traveling to Chicago for the National Restaurant Show are cordially invited to attend the Chicago Chapter’s 16th annual “Dames Who Drink” informal networking party. Spouses and guests are welcome as well.
WHERE:
The Commons Club …

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Dames Who Read: One Souffle At A Time: A Memoir of Food & France
04.08.15 – 12:00 am | No Comment

WHAT: Dames Who Read: One Souffle At A Time: A Memoir of Food & France by Anne Willan

Anne WillanAnne Willan, a contemporary of Julia Child, is the founder of the prestigious Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, which operated in Burgundy France from 1991 until 2007. (Here is Anne Willan on Wikipedia!)

In One Soufflé at a Time, Willan tells her story and the story of the food-world greats—including Julia Child, James Beard, Simone Beck, Craig Claiborne, Richard Olney, and others—who changed how the world eats and who made cooking fun. She writes about how a sturdy English girl from Yorkshire made it not only to the stove, but to France, and how she overcame the exceptionally closed male world of French cuisine to found and run her school. Willan’s story is warm and rich, funny and fragrant with the smells of the country cooking of France. It’s also full of the creative culinary ferment of the 1970s—a decade when herbs came back to life and freshness took over, when the seeds of our modern day obsession with food and ingredients were sown. Read the full story »

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 …

Dames Who Read: Delicious
01.30.15 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read: Delicious

Submitted by Julie Chernoff
NOTE – CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 3-14-15 FEATURE IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
We had a great turnout for the winter edition of Dames Who Read, held on January 27 at Dame Amy …

Post Holiday Pot Luck Celebrates Family Tradition
01.21.15 – 11:20 pm | 2 Comments
Post Holiday Pot Luck Celebrates Family Tradition

by Julie Chernoff
Over 40 Dames made it to Dame Portia Belloc-Lowndes’ gorgeous apartment overlooking Michigan Avenue and a frosty Lake Michigan under a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Once inside, a plethora of delicious dishes …

Dames Who Brunch at Summer House
01.11.15 – 3:01 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Brunch at Summer House

Over two-dozen Dames and friends gathered for brunch at Summer House Santa Monica in Lincoln Park last month – the perfect end to a bustling 2014. Though the weather was chilly on the outside, the …

Roberti Community House
12.22.14 – 8:42 pm | No Comment
Roberti Community House

The Roberti Community House, Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago’s community service project, has become an integral part of the community of Waukegan, providing a haven for its neighbors.
In addition to providing opportunities for learning, the …