Dames Who Drink Holiday Brunch
09.28.15 – 12:58 am | No Comment

This is a great event to bring prospective members.
WHAT:  Dames Who Drink Holiday Brunch
COST:  Dutch Treat!
WHERE:  Beatrix Restaurant
                 519 N. Clark Street
                 Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 284-1377

Valet parking available …

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Dames Who Read: Tomorrow There will be Apricots
11.20.15 – 11:50 am | No Comment

bookclub2Submitted by Dame Toria Emas

Straight out of Persia, Noon-o-Kabab was the perfect location for last week’s Book Club discussion of Tomorrow There will be Apricots by Jessica Soffer. The Book Club is like a family we choose; much like the characters in the book who mentally wrestle with their given family and seek the comfort of others to replace the family that they were given.

This time, poignant stories from “sister” Dames reflected the central character’s desire to be needed, valued and loved. Food is the medium that brought us together. Over shared platters of Persian salad, Kash-Ke-Bademjan, Dolmeh and Masgout with two styles of rice, the twelve Dames in attendence felt the soothing, healing powers of food and the bonds that family brings to the table.


NOTE: The search for an elusive recipe for a special fish dish, called Masgout, was the central theme of the book and Noon-O-Kabab kindly made it for us from the recipe in the book.

PS Next book club will meet in February – we’re taking the holidays off.

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 …

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 …

Cinco de Mayo Clean Up
05.13.15 – 11:08 pm | No Comment
Cinco de Mayo Clean Up

Submitted by Julie Chernoff
These photos were taken at the “Cinco de Cleanup” at the Roberti Community House on May 5. Polly Peters, Mary McMahon and I all attended to see our LDE Community Outreach program …

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