Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Food News: Green City Market Hosts a (Mostly) Veggie Affair


It can be hard to get Chicagoians (especially Brandy) up and out once the temperature drops below 70 degrees, but when the Green City Market decides to throw a party, it certainly provides a bit more motivation to leave the house.

On Thursday, November 10, the Green City Market and Modern Farmer present the veggie-friendly fall fundraiser, A (Mostly) Veggie Affair, at Lakeshore Beverage at 400 N Elizabeth St..  Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy a walk-around stationed tasting, featuring local chefs' all-vegetable savory and sweet dishes made with Green City Market vendor produce.  Complementing the array of delicious vegetarian fare, Green City Market Board member chefs will prepare meat-centric dishes, so that carnivores like Brandy won't feel left out.

There are two options for ticket buyers, the first of which are the VIP passes at $70, which will allow a limited number of guests early access from 5:30 –7:00 p.m. for a reception in a special area featuring Mo√ęt Chandon, a charcuterie spread from Chef Scott Manley of Danke, and a veggie spread from Chef Dave Chapman of Green Zebra. Beverage offerings will include tastings from five to six local craft breweries from Lakeshore Beverage, wine from Boisset Collection, and cocktails featuring New Holland Spirits from some of Chicago’s most celebrated mixologists.

For the General Admission option, Early Bird pricing is $55, which allows access to the event from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or can be purchased in person at the Green City Market info booth on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m in Lincoln Park, and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Mary Bartelme Park.

As Brandy says, "Chicago needs reminders like The Mostly Veggie Affair to show them that the world hasn't ended just because it isn't summer any more.  There's still plenty to eat, to drink, to see, and to explore, so what better reason reason to throw on a scarf and venture out into the world than a fund raiser for a worthy cause and a collection of deliciousness to boot!"

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