Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Eat Local Events

Land Connection Summer Abundance Meal

The Land Connection and Va Pensiero (1566 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL) invite you to their Summer Abundance Dinner on July 26 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Enjoy a delicious meal created by owner Jeff Muldrow and chef Eric Hammond from fresh, seasonal produce from Henry's Farm, supplied that day from the Evanston Farmer's Market!

Megan Lewis, executive director, and Terra Brockman, founder, will share what The Land Connection is doing to increase the number of sustainable farmers in Illinois and increase the amount of acres being used for local food production. The 3-course menu with wine and hors d'oeurve reception is only $80, all inclusive. A portion of the proceeds will go to support The Land Connection's work. Please call 847-475-7779 to make your reservations today. Limited to 60 guests.

Purple Asparagus's Project Dine Out

August 3, 2008 5:00pm-7:00pm

Join for an evening of music, food and fun at Uncommon Ground on Devon Street. The second Project Dine-Out includes a family-style meal created from locally-sourced ingredients. The menu includes:

Roasted Green Acres Farm Eggplant Salad with Mint Tzaziki & Pita

Zucchini & Carrot Fritters with Capriole Goat Cheese

Gunthorp Farm Pulled Pork with Seedling Farms Cherry BBQ Sauce
on Jalapeno Corn Bread

Asian-Style Heartland Flank Steak with Asian Market Greens, Cucumber & Herbs

House-made Chorizo Empanadas & Smoked Jalapeno Creme

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella

Market Green & Fruit Salad

Dessert Platter

$40.00 for teens and adults, $20.00 for children 5-13. For $10.00 more, adults can purchase a wine, beer or spirit package. To purchase tickets, please visit Brown Paper Tickets.

Uncommon Ground is located at 1401 West Devon Street, Chicago

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