The Culinary Historians of Chicago
cordially invite you to a
Lecture and Luncheon
with the esteemed
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher
Food Arts Magazine
and author of
On the Town in New York,
A History of Eating, Drinking & Entertaining from 1776 to the Present
May 22, 2004
at the historic
University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe, Chicago
10:30 am Reception/Book signing
11:00 am Lecture
Luncheon immediately following
with the menu prepared by
James Beard Award Nominee
Executive Chef Mark Baker
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Nestlé Waters of North America
Te Kairanga Vineyards, Imported by Winesellers, Ltd.
Wairau River Wines, Imported by Paterno Imports
Special thanks to Executive Chef Mark Baker,
Director of Catering Lychelle Lawrenz
and the staff at the University Club of Chicago
The University Club of Chicago is delighted to welcome our new Executive Chef, Mark Baker, who comes to us after 23 years of service with the Four Seasons Restaurant. Mark is humble, modest and unassuming - so say all those who have come into contact with him recently at the Club, and those who have been fortunate enough to have dined at the Four Seasons during his tenure. This quiet, unassuming
most unexpected in a chef whose restaurant received the prestigious 2002 AAA Five Diamond rating and has been recognized by Chicago Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Zagat's as one of the best American restaurants in Chicago.
Chef Baker's reputation has crossed continents, being the only chef selected to represent the United States at the 2nd St. Moritz Gourmet Festival in Switzerland, an honor bestowed on only nine master culinarians in the world each year. Mark is an extraordinary chef whose "loyalty, innovation and commitment to excellence are second to none," according to the Four Seasons management upon announcing his departure.
About On the Town in New York:
From Library Journal, February 15, 1974
"A delightfully nostalgic look at some of the notable eating and drinking establishments and their celebrated clientele," said LJ's reviewer of this volume, which takes readers on a tour of such sites as Brodie's, Delmonico's, McSorley's, the Waldorf Astoria, and the Plaza Hotel. With most of the text covering 1860 to 1970, this book "is a portrait of changing American tastes, habits, and behavior."
The New Yorker — November 1998
"A stylish new history of the city's favorite pastime, On the Town in New York puts the myth before the menu. Its authors, Michael and Ariane Batterberry, lard their assured, breezy, three century narrative with rich vignettes of famous feasters, from Washington Irving to Salvador Dali."
$58 Reception/Lecture/Luncheon, members
$68 Reception/Lecture/Luncheon, nonmembers
Please send check payable to:
c/o Monica Collins Cummins
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Please make checks payable to ChicaGourmets!
Your check is your reservation and must be received by May 14th, 2004.
No refunds after May 14th, 2004.
We urge you to reserve today.
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Illy coffee, tea cookies and Chef Baker's hors d'oeuvres
White & Green Asparagus
With Spring Morels
Wairau River Wines, Sauvignon Blanc 2003
Alaskan Halibut Fillet with Fennel Pollen, Artichoke & Lobster Broth
Te Kairanga Vineyards, Pinot Noir 2002
Lime Bavarois with Peppered Pineapple
Fine selection of teas & illy coffee service
Nestlé Water Products to appropriately complement the meal