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North Pond Hosts Midwestern Dinner on Wednesday

On Wednesday, August 24 Chef Bruce Sherman from North Pond will host a special dinner celebrating the modern Midwestern farm-to-table movement as featured in Steve Plotnicki's book, Opinionated About U.S. Restaurants 2011. Sherman has invited four chefs from across the Midwest to join him: Gerard Craft of Niche in St. Louis; Michael Bulkowski of Revolver in Findlay, Ohio; Justin Aprahamian of Sanford in Milwaukee; and Josh Adams of June in Peoria. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $140 per person. Reservations are required.

Each chef will create one course of the menu, which is as follows:

First Course
Cheese, Watermelon
Warm Cheese Boereg, Pickled Watermelon Salad, Mint, Baby Greens (Justin Aprhramian)

Second Course
Walleye, Peach
Lake Walleye a la Plancha, Grilled Peaches, Pickled Tongue, Sweet Corn, Fried Milk (Michael Bulkowski)

Third Course
Veal, Fennel
Candied Sweetbreads, Gnocchi, Baby Fennel, Preserved Apples, Hazelnuts (Josh Adams)

Fourth Course
Tomato, Basil
Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber "Gazpacho" Broth, Basil-Tequila Sorbet, Jalapeno Madeleine (Bruce Sherman)

Fifth Course
Pork, Mushroom
Chanterelle-Stuffed Pork Trotter, Mixed Summer Squash, Alliums, Jus (Gerard Craft)

Dessert Course
Plum, Pistachio
Spiced Red Wine Plums, Pistachio Cake, White Chocolate Cremeux, Nuts, Sage Emulsion
(Pastry Chef Greg Mosko, North Pond)

North Pond

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North Pond

2610 North Canon Drive, Chicago, IL