Post Holiday Pot Luck Party
12.05.14 – 9:11 am | No Comment

WHAT: Please join your fellow Chicago Dames on Sunday, January 11th 2015 for our after holiday potluck gathering!
We are asking that this year you bring a dish that represents your heritage – whether an old …

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Dames Dine at Sunday Dinner Club
11.17.14 – 10:28 pm | No Comment

Sun.nite.dinnerlineimagesdcSunday 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!

loxandbagels_SDC_Jewish_dinner  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 »

The Best Begins in Boston – 2014
11.06.14 – 8:49 am | No Comment
The Best Begins in Boston – 2014

The Annual LDEI Conference, this year held in Boston at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, was a tremendous success, with the highest conference attendance in years. There was representation from all chapters, including Canada and London.

For …

Sue Gin
10.14.14 – 8:04 am | No Comment
Sue Gin

Sue Gin was a long time member of  the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier having been inducted in 1984, when the group was only two years old.
Sue Gin (1941-2014), Founder and CEO of Flying …

2014 Scholarship Recipients
09.19.14 – 8:11 am | No Comment
2014 Scholarship Recipients

A lovely champagne reception was held September 2 at Kendall College to introduce our membership to the recipients of the 2014 Scholarship Awards. We were very proud to be able to offer $30,000 in scholarships …

Mostly True by Mollie O’Neal
08.27.14 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
Mostly True by Mollie O’Neal

For their summer reading, Dames Who Read chose Molly O’Neill’s book MOSTLY TRUE, A Memoir of Family, Food and Baseball and met at the perfectly appropriate restaurant to hold the discussion: Harry Caray’s 7th Inning …

Green City Market Tour & Brunch
08.25.14 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
Green City Market Tour & Brunch

Event Cancelled

WHAT: Green City Market Tour & Brunch at Perennial Virant to celebrate the release of the Green City Market Cookbook.
Join Dame Dana Benigno and Dame Portia Belloc Lowndes for an insiders tour of Green …

Bon Temps! Dames Who Drink at Ravinia
08.25.14 – 7:50 pm | No Comment
Bon Temps! Dames Who Drink at Ravinia

by Toria Emas
My fellow Dames and I met Sunday the 17th under the stars with Robert & Karen Levin serving as our gracious hosts! There were 7 Dames and 3 spouses.

Each year, Robert drives to …