You Must Do This: Tomato Festival And Potluck Supper

Damien Casten of Candid Wines accidentally started about 500 tomato seedlings this year, and he’s celebrating with a potluck dinner — tonight.

Here’s the scoop: buy a ticket, show up with a dish and a chair, and drink some fancy wines and have some fancy fun. Tickets benefit the Chicago delegates to Terra Madre, “a world meeting of food communities.” As Damien tells us: “Greg Hall from Goose Island, Michael Thompson of the Honey Coop and a slew of small farmers will all go to Italy for the event, and hopefully bring back ideas that will make us happier eaters.”

The event tonight is at The Chicago Honey Coop (3740 W. Fillmore), tickets ($15 for members, $20 nonmembers) get you all-you-can-drink beer from Goose Island, wine from Candid, and bread from Italian Superior Bakery. Plus, presumably, your share of whatever everyone else brings.

Tomato Festival and Potluck Supper at the Chicago Honey Coop [SlowFood Chicago]

[Photo: Tomato harvest, via joeysplanting’s Flickr]

You Must Do This: Tomato Festival And Potluck Supper