Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

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Dames Enjoy 18th Summer Picnic at Ravinia

Dame Karen Levin organized a delightful picnic evening at Ravinia on Sunday, July 8, Dames (and Dudes!) gathered at Karen’s home before walking over to the park, where Karen provided margaritas and Dame Maria Concannon served her famous guacamole. As…

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Dames – and Dudes – Enjoy a Heated Bocce Competition, Cocktails & Dinner

It was a heated – and humid! – battle on the bocce courts, as 20 Dames gathered in River Forest on Sunday, July 15 for the annual “Dames Who Roll” event. Hosted by Dame Gina Voci and husband Ed, this…

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Ina Pinkney Named Dame of Distinction

Each year, the board of Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago selects one member for an important lifetime achievement award – the Dame of Distinction honor. This member is one who has achieved excellence in her career and made outstanding contributions to…

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Dames Who Read: Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

From Dame Judith Dunbar-Hines June’s Dames Who Read book was EIGHT FLAVORS The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman.

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3-Ingredient Solution: Strawberries & Rhubarb

By Dame Judy Hevrdejs There’s a good reason strawberries and rhubarb show up in farmers markets and grocers these days. They ripen about the same time and the tart rhubarb plays nice with sweet strawberries. The easiest way to enjoy…

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