Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dinner and a Show

Filmed, live-tweeted, and utterly unscripted, this ain't your average Dinner Party

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What happens when a rock critic, burlesque dancer, and author of legal thrillers sit down for dinner?
 
Only one way to find out.
 
All your memories of boring dinner parties past are thrown out the window at new anything-goes event The Dinner Party, filmed live at City Winery on Monday, November 25.
 
First the show seats former Sun-Times rock critic/Sound Opinions host Jim DeRogatis, local burlesque superstar/Naked Girls Reading founder Michelle L’Amour (pictured), and Presumed Innocent author Scott Turow at a table.
 
They are joined by Sable Kitchen chef Heather Terhune, who is cooking up a feast of toasted oats risotto, grilled pork belly, and maple gastrique.
 
Once the meal starts, so does the experiment — with questions posed to guests via live Twitter feed, impromptu performances, and un-scripted conversations filmed and streamed onto the Sun-Times website.
 
In addition to the show, you get to enjoy samples of the chef’s appetizers and entrees paired with City Winery vino and Vosges chocolate.
 
A jazz singer and live sketch artist round out the show, as if you needed more.
 
This is one dinner party you won’t want an excuse to cancel.

The Dinner Party
Monday, November 25
City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. (at Racine), West Loop
(312) 733-9463
citywinery.com
 
Tickets: $40 here
Nearby: Alhambra Palace; Market; Porkchop

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