Chicago Dinners

Salon Dinners

Join us as we uncover food memories
and explore connections during our community dinners.

“Peas in a Pod”

Fall 2022

A meatball, is a kofta, is a keftedes, is a albondigas.  

Culinary traditions have always been shared, passed on, and inspired, giving birth to new iterations playfully built upon years of food history.

A simple swap of a few ingredients can take you from Northern Italy, to Southeast Asia, from Eastern Africa, to Central America.

In our next dinner series, we will play with thematic food dishes that have strong similarities to each other found all over the world. 

Because at the end of the day, a salsa verde, is a chimichurri, is a chermoula, is a pesto.

What is a salon dinner?

Salon dinners convene individuals in thought-provoking conversation around a thematic topic over a shared meal. Each experience fosters an environment where attendees feel comfortable getting to know new people with different viewpoints, backgrounds, ideas, and stories through an engaging conversation in an intimate setting.

Food and conversation go hand-in-hand, and we are always curious to learn more about people’s food memories, cultures, and stories—and what better way than around a table?

Each dinner will transport attendees to a different “pea in a pod” dish through a three-course meal accompanied by a lively discussion twice every month in Chicago, Illinois. We require all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are feeling ill or are experiencing any symptoms please let us know so we may reschedule you for another dinner.

“Geographies Of Nature”

Spring/Summer 2022

Local Partnerships

Candid Fare dinners highlight a local non-profit, organization, or small business making positive changes in our food systems and the local community. Each partner will be announced as a surprise guest upon arrival. We are proud to highlight the good work being done in, and around, the Chicago-land area.

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