Honestly, we don’t understand how Phillip Foss keeps coming up with these ideas. On Thursday, August 5, the Lockwood chef is spearheading a “Speakeasy Throwback,” which is a “summit of local spirit producers and Chicago chefs.” There will be live music, food and cocktail pairings, and…wait for it…a “grand bathtub filled to the brim with spirits.” Participating chefs include Stephanie Izard, Mike Sheerin, Koren Grieveson, Ryan Poli, and Curtis Duffy, among many others. Also, a host of the area’s best spirit producers will be mixing up cocktails all night. The event costs $95, and if it doesn’t already sound like the greatest thing ever, then you may also appreciate that all the proceeds will go to the Paramount Room’s beverage manager Shawn Koch, who is dealing with brain cancer. Check out all the details below.
When: From 6 - 10 p.m on August 5
Where: The Empire Room at the Palmer House
Why: To benefit the Shawn Koch Foundation.
Cost: Tickets are $95 per person and can be reserved by calling Lockwood restaurant at (312) 917-4962 or online at http://web.me.com/shawnkochfoundation/Site_1/Welcome.html.
Frank Brunacci of Sixteen
Curtis Duffy of Avenues
Dave Carrier of Kith & Kin
Mike Sheerin of Blackbird
Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia
Jerome Landrieu of Callebaut Chocolate Academy
Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat
Paul Fehribach of Big Jones
Ryan Poli of Perennial
Koren Grieveson of Avec
John des Rosiers of Inovasi