Drink Local Spirits For A Good Cause At Speakeasy Throwback, Aug. 5, 6-9 pm
Phillip Foss, the chef at Lockwood in the Palmer House Hilton, posted about what promises to be an incredible event on his blog, The Pickled Tongue. Speakeasy Throwback, a “Summit of Local Spirit Producers,” will be held on Thursday, August 5, from 6-9 pm at the Palmer House Hilton, and will benefit the Shawn Koch Foundation. Koch is a former Chicago beverage manager who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer.
The prohibition-themed event will feature live music, food and cocktails made with local spirits from Koval Distillery, North Shore Distillery, Death’s Door Spirits, Hum Botanical Spirits, Templeton Rye, and Rare Tea Cellar. In addition to Foss, featured chefs include Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat, Koren Grieveson of Avec, Mike Sheerin of Blackbird, David Carrier of Kith & Kin, Ryan Poli of Perennial, Curtis Duffy of Avenues, Frank Brunacci of Sixteen, John Des Rosiers of Inovasi, Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia, Brendan Sodikoff of Gilt Bar, Paul Fehribach of Big Jones, and Jerome Landrieu of Callebaut Chocolate.
Tickets are $85 per person in advance and $95 at the door, and can be purchased from web.me.com/shawnkochfoundation.