23 July 2010

Locavore Dinner at StarGrazer Cafe

Following the success of the first Locavore Dinner at the Hopleaf Bar in May, I'm pleased to confirm that the second Locavore Dinner will be conducted at StarGrazer Cafe, located within Prairie Crossing (Grayslake, IL). Here are the event details:

When: Friday, 20 August beginning at 6 PM
Where: 970 Harris Rd, Grayslake, IL | Map & Directions | Metra
Cost: $75 per person (all-inclusive)
Previews: edibleChicago | Local Beet | Chicagoist

Please join us for a multi-course menu designed by Chef Tim Kuck, featuring fruits, vegetables, meats and other specialty foods sourced from three on-site organic farms and other farms located within 50 miles of Prairie Crossing. Each course will be served family-style and paired with a selected beer from Mickey Finn's Brewery (Libertyville, IL). I will be joined by Mickey Finns' brewmaster Greg Browne and we'll share insights and stories about the provenance of the ingredients and the inspirations for the food-beer pairings, while advocating the benefits of consumer participation in our local food system. Prairie Crossing is on the verge of becoming a peri-urban food hub for Chicago, so don't miss an engaging, edible opportunity to learn more about this unique Conservation Community and its commitment to sustainable local food systems.

About Locavore Dinners
Launched in Chicago in 2010 by food scientist Jim Javenkoski, this monthly series of culinary events represents the convergence of locally-grown food and ol' school social learning. The dinners offer opportunities for consumers, chefs and farmers to gather and share delicious meals over casual yet informative conversations about the provenance and production of our food. Ideally, that dialog will reveal to each participant how we can collectively strengthen our local food system to provide economic, environmental, safety, wellness and justice benefits for all of us. The enduring goal of the Locavore Dinners is to enhance our food literacy and cultivate our "local food wisdom", one meal at a time.