Locavore Dinner at StarGrazer Cafe, Prairie Crossing – 8/20
Everyone’s a locavore this time of year with all those delicious tomatoes and other great produce cramming our markets. Of course at Prairie Crossing, everyone’s a bit more on the green wave all the time. Did you know that one of our favorite Oak Park Farmer’s Market farmers, Sandhill Organincs, farms on land at Prairie Crossing. OK, we are getting distracted here. Also at Prairie Crossing, next Friday, a locavore dinner thrown together by our friend Jim Javenkoski. Details below.
Following the success of the Locavore Dinner at the Hopleaf Bar in May, there will be another Locavore Dinner, this time at StarGrazer Cafe, located within Prairie Crossing, a Conservation Community (Grayslake, IL).
Please join us for a multi-course menu designed by Chef Tim Kuck, featuring fruits, vegetables, meats and other specialty foods sourced from on-site organic farms and other farms located within 50 miles of Prairie Crossing. Each course will be served family-style and paired with a selected beer from Mickey Finn’s Brewery (Libertyville, IL). Some of the hand-crafted brews will be used as ingredients in the meal, enabling our guests to enjoy “cuisine a la (loca-)biere“. I will be joined by Mickey Finn’s brewer Greg Browne and we’ll share insights and stories about the provenance of the ingredients and the inspirations for the food-beer pairings, while advocating the benefits of consumer participation in our local food system. Prairie Crossing is on the verge of becoming a peri-urban food hub for Chicago, so don’t miss an engaging, edible opportunity to learn more about this unique Conservation Community and its commitment to sustainable local food systems.