Following the dissolution of their relationship at Dose Market, three of the original curators—Heather Sperling (Tasting Table), Emily Fiffer (Daily Candy) and Jessica Herman (formerly of Time Out Chicago)—will launch their new endeavor: Fête Chicago.
Fête, a new nighttime market, will launch with a gift-focused pop-up event on Dec. 6 at Room 1520 (1520 W. Fulton) featuring a collection of food- and design-focused products like Pear Tree Preserves, Southern Pickles from Carriage House's Mark Steuer, Rare Tea Cellar teas and vinegars, ByM Desserts' cookies, City Provisions local honey, a curated selection of goods from Publican Quality Meats, vintage entertaining pieces from Dinner Party and more.
And this being, well, a féte, it wouldn't be the same without libations and treats. So Illinois Sparkling Co. will have complimentary bubbly, Mindy Segal will offer up hot chocolate and sweets, Jared Van Camp will have Old Town Social charcuterie, John Manion from La Sirena Clandestina will offer up its alfajores and Bang Bang will have pie and biscuits. Oh and if you've missed Allie Levitt's addictive migas bark? It's coming back just for Fête.
Uncanned Music's Scottie McNiece, who provides the music at Carriage House, Found and all of Brendan Sodikoff's spots, will work up the tunes and some proceeds will benefit Fresh Moves. Tickets are $5 at the door or in advance.
· Dose Market Losing Three Founding Members; Is This the End of the Monthly Market? [~EChi~]
· Fête Chicago [website]