WBEZ | bourbon http://www.wbez.org/tags/bourbon Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eat this, drink that: wild game dinner, tiki for charity, and more http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/eat-drink-wild-game-dinner-tiki-charity-and-more-105680 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/6939474221/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/harvardwildchili.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Buffalo chili at Harvard Sportsman Club Wild Game Dinner 2012 in Harvard, Illinois (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><strong>Friday, February 22</strong></p><p>Artist Tony Fitzpatrick&#39;s <a href="http://www.firecatprojects.org/">Firecat Projects</a> presents the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/486143294776644/">Cig Harvey Opening and Book Signing</a>.&nbsp;It&#39;s the gallery&#39;s first exhibit of photographs, and features Harvey&#39;s <a href="http://www.cigharvey.com/">stunning portrait work</a>. She will sign copies of her monograph <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9053307710?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=9053307710&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><em>You Look At Me Like An Emergency</em></a>. Three Floyds beer and wine courtesy of Red &amp; White Wines will be served. Grab a bite next door from our friends at Red Door. Be sure to meet Firecat co-founder/director Stan Klein and his <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8132815946/">enigmatic muse Ella</a>. Admission FREE.</p><p><strong>Saturday, February 23</strong></p><p>For the Love of Chocolate Foundation presents their 8th Scholarship Foundation Annual Gala at the Union League Club of Chicago. The dinner is sold out but tickets are still available to the <a href="http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1391&amp;EID=13212">Dessert Dance Party</a> &mdash; and we know that&#39;s why you&#39;re really there. Walk the red carpet to find desserts by The French Pastry School alumni and all-access to the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show. The foundation awards scholarships to full-time&nbsp;students at The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College. Admission $150.</p><p><strong>Sunday, February 24</strong></p><p>The Harvard Sportsman&#39;s Club presents the annual <a href="http://hscillinois.org/Calendar_of_Events.html">Wild Game Dinner</a>&nbsp;in McHenry County. My advice: dress warm in layers and get there early. The classic hunters&#39; menu will include pheasant, duck, venison, turkey, goose, plus wild game surprises. Possibly turtle soup this year? Admission $12, $10 early bird special. I will definitely <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-02-27/dinner-where-wild-things-are-96788">be there again</a>.</p><p><strong>Monday, February 25</strong></p><p><a href="http://reddoorchicago.com/">Red Door Kitchen &amp; Bar</a> presents a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/417192641708709/">Tiki Charity Event</a> to benefit the <a href="http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer">Greater Chicago Food Depository</a>. The Aviary&#39;s Charles Joly, Blackbird&#39;s Lynn House, Sepia&#39;s Josh Pearson, and Red Door&#39;s own Jay Schroeder <a href="http://www.esquire.com/drinks/zombie-drink-recipe">will Zombie-fy you</a> &mdash; plus pu pu platter inspired food by&nbsp;Avec&#39;s&nbsp;Freddy Noinaj and&nbsp;Graham Stein. Admission $25 suggested donation, for four drinks and food.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, February 26</strong></p><p>deca restaurant presents the <a href="http://www.decarestaurant.com/#/special_offers/specials_Burton_and_Bourbon_Dinner/">Burton and Bourbon Dinner</a>&nbsp;[WARNING: AUTOPLAY MUSIC] at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Join our friend, the one and only Tim Burton of <a href="http://www.burtonsmaplewoodfarm.com/">Burton&#39;s Maplewood Farms</a> for a maple syrup inspired dinner, paired with Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktails. Plus author David Hoppe will sign copies of his beautiful book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1934922757?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=1934922757&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><em>Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest.</em></a> Admission $59. And remember, Burton&#39;s <a href="http://nationalmaplesyrupfestival.com/">National Maple Syrup Festival</a> is coming up again in Medora, Indiana &mdash; and&nbsp;I will definitely <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-03-07/amber-waves-national-maple-syrup-festival-97081">be there again</a> too.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, February 27</strong></p><p><a href="http://soupandbread.net/">Soup &amp; Bread</a>&nbsp;presents this week&#39;s theme,&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApPhpdY9KXzPdDRfMUk3WFFoZlRNd2VvR0RJcjdJS1E#gid=0">NYC vs. LA</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/208501-soup-bread-chicago/">at the Hideout</a>.&nbsp;How&#39;s that represent in soup? They don&#39;t know either, so &quot;go to town!&quot; Bread from Publican Quality Meats and La Farine Bakery, this week all benefitting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.associationhouse.org/">Association House</a>&nbsp;in West Town. Admission FREE, by donation. Bonus Thursday night! <a href="http://soupandbread.net/2013/02/14/happiness-is-a-benefit-for-soup-bread/">Happiness is...a benefit for Soup &amp; Bread</a>&nbsp;with <a href="http://theateroobleck.com/plays/there-is-a-happiness-that-morning-is-2013">Theater Oobleck&lsquo;s revival of Mickle Maher&rsquo;s play <em>There Is A Happiness That Morning Is</em></a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://victorygardens.org/onstage/oobleck.php">Victory Gardens Biograph Theater</a>. Admission $15 or &ldquo;more if you&rsquo;ve got it, free if you&rsquo;re broke.&rdquo; Half of the night&#39;s box office will benefit Soup &amp; Bread.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Thursday, February 28</strong></p><p>Experimental Station presents <a href="http://www.chpv.org/calendar?font-size=large">Winterdine, a five-course winter wood-fired dinner</a>&nbsp;by Avec&#39;s&nbsp;Erling Wu-Bower. Served in a wintery North woods setting, sweater and pants required, ski hat optional but suggested. Admission $250.</p></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/eat-drink-wild-game-dinner-tiki-charity-and-more-105680