A Special Christmas Eve Dinner

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving has passed but we are so happy with the memories and hope you had a memorable one too. It’s December already, so here we go! Please join us for a special dinner on December 24. It will be really good. Soon we’ll be announcing menus for New Year’s Eve and […]

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Anatomy of a dish: Pawpaw Panna Cotta, Raspberry Gel, Savory Wafer

Having grown up in the sticks of Southern Indiana, it now seems that it was inevitable I would eventually grow an obsession with pawpaws. The largest true fruit native to the continental United States, it is also fabulously elusive, appearing on exotic-looking trees near creek beds and shady springs throughout Eastern North America. Making them […]

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Antebellum Louisiana ca. 1840 Goes Locavore in Chicago

A Louisiana Plantation Supper, ca. 1840 Amuse of Venison Daube Glace, Fried Corn Pone and Beet Marmalade Corn Soup with Whitefish Panna Cotta, Roasted Pimientos, Peppered Bacon, and Summer Savory Salad of Young Lettuces, Pears, Preserved Blackberries, Cornbread Croutons, and Fried Sage House Chaurice with Cider, Cabbage, and Apples, Butterball Potato Dumplings Grit Pound Cake […]

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Tasting Menus Return with a Tribute to Edna Lewis

A Tribute to Edna Lewis A Taste of House Souse with Home Made Pickles and Yeast Bread Deviled Jonah Crab with House Benne Biscuits Genesis Growers Heirloom Tomatoes, Crisp House Bacon, Watermelon Rind Pickles, Garden herbs Cornbread Muffins with Klug Farm Grape Jelly Potted Squab with Giblet Stuffing, Fried Whole Hominy, Buttered Nichols Farm Green […]

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