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A Schmear of Abruzzo 3 — $150.00

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 6pm

Join us for another delicious dinner pairing the flavors of the Mountain cuisine of Central Italy and the tastes of Ashkenazi Jewish cooking. The menu will include a soup, a few noshes, something to fress on, and a nice bite of dessert. Don't worry, you won't leave hungry.

Evanston location will be provided to attendees.

Hosted by Diana Cohen*, David Spitulnik, Gene Servillo*, Rosie Rees, and Fern Bogot 

An Elegant "Q" 2 — $150.00

Saturday, June 15, 2019, evening

The grill will be hot and the drinks cool. Come join Tim, Joi, Lisa and Steve for a fun old-fashioned barbeque. Hand-smoked and Q'd food, all made on Tim's personal smoking and BBQ equipment, with plenty to eat and glasses to fill and a variety of meat will be on the grill!

Evanston location will be provided to attendees.

Hosted by Tim* and Joi Russell, Lisa Altenbernd*, and Mayor Steve Hagerty 

Make Your Own Chocolates — $150.00

Saturday, June 29, 11am

Learn about bean-to-bar chocolate from Shannon Sudduth, the owner of Evanston's Noir d'Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie.Create your own Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Bars and Chocolate Covered Fruit. All Materials are included in the price of your ticket, and you'll take home some delicious sweets and recipes.

Evanston location will be provided to attendees.

Sponsors: Lisa Altenbernd*, Michele Berg*, Monique Brunson Jones, Matt Feldman*, Sandeep Ghaey*, David Graham* Bart Rocca*, Larry Singer*, Gene Servillo* 

Abruzzo Meets the Delta 4 — $150.00

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 6pm

This popular fusion dinner blends the taste of the American South and the Mountain Cuisine of Central Italy. Please join us for our 4th year, with all new tastes of peaches, greens and smoked meats. Here's your chance to pick the dessert - either Rosie's Red Velvet Tiramisu or Jessi's Lemon Chess Pie and gelato.

Evanston location will be provided to attendees.

Hosted by Gabrielle Brooks and Judson Brooks with Kevin Mott, Romella Ferguson, Gene Servillo*, Rosie Rees and Fern Bogot 

Lighthouse Tour & Brunch — $150.00

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 11am

Enjoy a rare opportunity to partake in a private tour of the Grosse Point Lighthouse, preceded by brunch at the home of Board Member Lisa Altenbernd and Mayor Steve Hagerty.

Evanston location will be provided to attendees.

Hosted by Lisa Altenbernd* and Mayor Steve Hagerty


*denotes ECF Board Member