Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

Category: Chicago Chapter News


A Perfect Evening in The Garden

  Wind, rain, and floods may have plagued Chicago’s summer of 2011 but the evening of July 26 was ideal. A capacity gathering of members and guests enjoyed a perfect night hosted by Rick and Dame Deann Bayless in their…

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Dames Who Drink at Girl and The Goat

Always the consummate planner, Karen Levin arranged for a table of 12 at the Girl and the Goat for Dames Who Drink during the National Restaurant Show in May. Using her wonderful connections and skills, Karen was able to secure…

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Scholarship Recipients – 2011

Seven highly motivated, professional and committed culinary students stood out from applicants for this year’s Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship Program. Applications were received from all the Chicago Culinary programs– Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago (formerly Cooking…

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Maria’s Classic Guacamole

submitted by Dame Maria Concannon I enjoy the flavor and predictable heat of Serrano peppers in this classic guacamole – a favorite of our customers at Don Juan Restaurants on the northwest side of Chicago. Be sure to use avocados…

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Peach Salsa and Spinach Salad

Time to break out the grill! by Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago edited by Carol Mighton Haddix from Chicago Cooks (Surrey Books, 2007) Makes 4 servings This recipe is one of my favorites for summer beach vacations and spontaneous entertaining. It…

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