Dames Who Read: Gumbo Tales
01.04.16 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

WHAT: It’s time to snuggle in for a winter’s read so practice your New Orleans accent and begin to dream of beads and gumbo and Hurricanes – Get into a Mardi Gras mood and …

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Dames in the Salon – Feast of the Words
01.04.16 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

WHAT: Come join the Dames on Sunday, February 21st for a long style evening of storytelling. Eight dames will share stories from their first kitchen horror to wrapping up a business. The stories are guaranteed to run the gamut of emotions!

This is a great evening to bring prospective new members to!

Our storytellers for the evening so far –
Kathy Ruff
Julie Chernoff
Jeanne Pinsof Nolan
Ina Pinkney
Rita Gutakanest
Dana Benigno
Anupy Singla

WHEN: February 21, 2016
5:00 pm cocktail/appetizers/networking reception
5:30 pm storytime
7:00 pm wrap up/ networking

At the home of
Portia Belloc Lowndes
800 N. Michigan Ave. – 5101
Chicago, IL

COST: $15 per person to cover food/beverages.

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



2015 New Member Reception
10.22.15 – 3:14 pm | No Comment
2015 New Member Reception

On Monday, October 19, over two dozen Dames gathered at President Julie Chernoff’s landmark Evanston home for the annual New Members Reception, attended by some of our newest Dames (classes of 2014 and 2015), board …

2015 Scholarship Recipients Reception
09.23.15 – 10:47 pm | No Comment
2015 Scholarship Recipients Reception

Mike Riley and his team at Le Cordon Bleu culinary college hosted our Les Dames Scholarship reception Tuesday September 15. They provided an enticing assortment of charcuterie, assorted vegetables and sauces, augmented by several member’s …

Ravinia 2015
08.28.15 – 12:27 pm | No Comment
Ravinia 2015

It was a pleasant and warm, midsummer night. Luckily the showers earlier in the day decided not to return when 16 Dames and guests met up at Ravinia Festival on Sunday, Aug. 9, for the …

Dames Who Roll
08.27.15 – 9:21 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Roll

What happens when you combine an ancient game, Italian cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired food, and an enthusiastic group of Dames (and their husbands) on a warm summer’s evening in the western suburbs of Chicago? Fun, laughs and …

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

WHAT: 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 …

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 …