TastingTable Chicago
Weekend Menu



Thursday, 4/29 5 to 8 p.m.
Farm to Kitchen Table
Watch and learn as chefs from Sable http://www.sablechicago.com/ , 312 
Chicago http://www.312chicago.com/ and South Water Kitchen
http://www.southwaterkitchen.com/ pair up with local farmers for a series 
of cooking demos ($25 ahead; $35 at the door) inspired by seasonal 
ingredients. Taste the results of these 'farm-offs,' along with spring 
cocktails, as you bid on silent-auction items. It's all part of Party for 
the Parks http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114806041868612&ref=mf , 
a fund-raiser for Trust for Public Land http://www.tpl.org/ , a nonprofit 
dedicated to ensuring park access for everyone. 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle 
St.; 312-696-2420 or 312chicago.com http://www.312chicago.com/ . For 
tickets, call 312-750-9820 ext. 102 or email laura.uhlir@tpl.org

Thursday, 4/29 
Eat for a Cause
Want an excuse to dine out tonight? The city's making it easy for you: 70 
Chicago restaurants, including Blackbird, Carnivale, Mia Francesca and 
Sola, are participating in Dining Out for Life
http://www.diningoutforlife.com , a nationwide fund-raiser in which a 
portion of your check goes to AIDSCare Progressive Services. Last year 
Chicago raised over $75,000 for the cause--so don't skip dessert. Dining 
Out for Life, diningoutforlife.com/chicago
http://www.diningoutforlife.com/chicago

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Wednesday, 5/12 through Saturday, 5/15 
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Walker collection. A Master of Whisky will guide you through the 
multibottle tasting, pointing out characteristics of the blended whiskies, 
explaining the complex maturation process and identifying the different 
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Sunday, 5/2 and Monday, 5/3 
Plate Protection
Catch a free screening of What's On Your Plate
http://whatsonyourplateproject.org/ , a new documentary about kids and 
food politics, at Uncommon Ground
http://www.uncommonground.com/pages/devon_home/35.php on Devon (Sunday, 4 
p.m., followed by a tour of the restaurant's rooftop garden
http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/chicago/584/Uncommon_Grounds_airborne_garden_is_finally_in_full_swing.htm 
) or at Growing Home's Wood St. Farm
http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/chicago/570/A_once-abandoned_lot_is_the_citys_first_organic_urban_farm.htm 
(Monday, 4:45 p.m., with special guest Harvest Moon Farms
http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/chicago/1329/Easy_local_eating_with_Harvest_Moon_Farms_amped-up_CSA.htm 
). Both screenings--hosted by food photographer Grant Kessler
http://www.grantkessler.com/ and local non-profit Purple Asparagus
http://www.purpleasparagus.com/ --will be followed by group discussions 
about kids, politics and local food.

Tuesday, 5/4 6:30 pm
No Peanuts Allowed
Boka http://www.bokachicago.com/ , Carnivale
http://www.carnivalechicago.com/ and Landmark
http://www.landmarkgrill.net/ have all done it. Now it's chef Ryan Poli 
of Perennial's turn to try his hand at creating a three-course meal free of 
the most common food allergens (wheat, eggs, soy, dairy, shellfish) as part 
of the Chicago Safe and Sound
http://www.lisacooksallergenfree.com/eventdetails series ($50, includes 
allergen-free gift bag; register here
http://lisacooksallergenfree.com/register/register.php ). The 
family-style dinner includes chicken lollipops with sherry vinaigrette, 
asparagus salad with marinated wild mushrooms, and cupcakes from Swirlz
http://www.swirlzcupcakes.com/ . Perennial, 1800 N. Lincoln Ave.; 
312-981-7070 or perennialchicago.com http://www.perennialchicago.com/



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Thursday, 4/29
5 to 8 p.m.
Farm to Kitchen Table
Watch and learn as chefs from Sable, 312 Chicago and South Water Kitchen pair up with local farmers for a series of cooking demos ($25 ahead; $35 at the door) inspired by seasonal ingredients. Taste the results of these "farm-offs," along with spring cocktails, as you bid on silent-auction items. It's all part of Party for the Parks, a fund-raiser for Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring park access for everyone. 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St.; 312-696-2420 or 312chicago.com. For tickets, call 312-750-9820 ext. 102 or email laura.uhlir@tpl.org
Thursday, 4/29

Eat for a Cause
Want an excuse to dine out tonight? The city's making it easy for you: 70 Chicago restaurants, including Blackbird, Carnivale, Mia Francesca and Sola, are participating in Dining Out for Life, a nationwide fund-raiser in which a portion of your check goes to AIDSCare Progressive Services. Last year Chicago raised over $75,000 for the cause--so don't skip dessert. Dining Out for Life, diningoutforlife.com/chicago
SPONSORED
 
Wednesday, 5/12 through Saturday, 5/15

Exclusive Event
Join Johnnie Walker® to learn more about The House of Walker Experience: a new private tasting of Johnnie Walker's finest whiskies. During this special evening, members will have the opportunity to savor the unique labels in the Johnnie Walker collection. A Master of Whisky will guide you through the multibottle tasting, pointing out characteristics of the blended whiskies, explaining the complex maturation process and identifying the different aromas in each glass. Sign up to learn more about this event, get insider access to special-edition gifts and receive other exclusive benefits.
Sunday, 5/2 and Monday, 5/3

Plate Protection
Catch a free screening of What's On Your Plate, a new documentary about kids and food politics, at Uncommon Ground on Devon (Sunday, 4 p.m., followed by a tour of the restaurant's rooftop garden) or at Growing Home's Wood St. Farm (Monday, 4:45 p.m., with special guest Harvest Moon Farms). Both screenings--hosted by food photographer Grant Kessler and local non-profit Purple Asparagus--will be followed by group discussions about kids, politics and local food.
 
Tuesday, 5/4
6:30 pm
No Peanuts Allowed
Boka, Carnivale and Landmark have all done it. Now it's chef Ryan Poli of Perennial's turn to try his hand at creating a three-course meal free of the most common food allergens (wheat, eggs, soy, dairy, shellfish) as part of the Chicago Safe and Sound series ($50, includes allergen-free gift bag; register here). The family-style dinner includes chicken lollipops with sherry vinaigrette, asparagus salad with marinated wild mushrooms, and cupcakes from Swirlz. Perennial, 1800 N. Lincoln Ave.; 312-981-7070 or perennialchicago.com
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