Friday Foodie Notes

January 15, 2010

  • This Sunday, the 17th, ChicaGourmets is hosting a dinner at Quince in Evanston. Reception is at 5 pm, with a dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. If the address looks familiar, it's because it used to house Trio. Cost is $69 for members, $79 for non-members (all-inclusive, tax and tip).
    • On Monday, the 18th, The Gage is hosting "A Taste of Ancient Ales," partnering with Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery for an evening of limited-production "ancient ales" paired with rustic seasonal specials from Chef Dirk Flanigan. The event begins at 6 p.m.
    • Also on Monday, Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised, New York-trained Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Executive Chef Nicole Pederson host a reception and dinner party at C-House Fish and Chops. This cocktail reception and four course dinner features craft beer pairings by Goose Island. Cost is $65 per person, or $85 to include an autographed copy of Samuelsson's recently published "New American Table." For reservations, call C-House at 312.523.0923.

    Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. Here's the menu:

    For the table to share: Smoked Trout Rillettes Pickled Herring with cabbage tomato relish and grilled bread Scallop Ceviche

    Appetizer Pan Seared Wild Salmon baby red bok choy salad with tamarind soy vinaigrette

    Entrĩe Beer Braised Short Ribs Werp Farm baby vegetables

    Dessert Banana Bread Pudding rum hot chocolate ice cream and tandoori nut brittle