Dinner at Floriole

I am excited to announce the details for the next Lottie + Doof Dinner at Floriole. (Remember the first dinner?) This time around, Sandra and I are thinking: Spring! After the long Midwestern winter, everyone is champing at the bit for some delicious, local fruits and vegetables. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a menu that celebrates the season and we can’t wait to share it with you:

All of this can be yours for $40. The dinners will be held on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday May 24th at 7pm. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Tuesday, May 3rd) at 10am. You can call the bakery on 773-883-1313 or stop by and get tickets in person (full details here).

Sandra and I are especially happy that our friend Melissa Yen of Jo Snow Syrups has agreed to collaborate with us on a custom syrup for the event. The syrup will be featured in a starter cocktail, but bottles will also be available for purchase.

It is going to be a fun couple of nights. I hope to see some of you there!

24 comments to “Dinner at Floriole”

  1. YES! I am definitely coming this time. Menu sounds so fresh and delightful!

  2. Sadness! Will have to miss out again because I will still be in Italy! Hopefully doing it again in the summer??

  3. sadness. I’ll be in Chicago that Wednesday. Sounds amazing though

  4. Sara- yay!
    Whitney- ummm, you have nothing to be sad over- you’ll be in Italy!!!! Have so much fun.
    Michelle- next time! ; )

  5. Deanna P. says:

    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Upon reading your menu, it made me wish I lived closer, but CA is a bit far away to drive for dinner:( Sounds marvelous. You have inspired me to make a home version of you menu! Thank you.

  6. Just bought my tickets! The menu looks great–quintessentially spring-y!

  7. Just bought my tix!!

  8. I got a ticket and I can’t wait!

  9. Big thanks to everyone who bought tickets! I’m excited for these events and am looking forward to meeting everyone.

  10. Just called and got 2 of the last 3 tickets for Monday’s dinner- so excited! The last dinner was fantastic and I can’t wait to see what you and Sandra come up with this time.

  11. So bummed I can’t be there! Any chance you’ll do another dinner on a weekend night for those of us who’d make the pilgrimage from out-of-town? This looks delicious!

  12. I wanna go too! Too bad – as usual there’s an ocean in the way! Have fun!

  13. Laura- yay!
    Lauren- Hmmm. I’m not sure. The bakery schedule is crazy on the weekends, so week nights have been better up until now. But you never know. We’ll keep it in mind.
    Ruth- Silly ocean. I just read through your posts on sourdough starters and feel both anxious and excited. Still haven’t tried that yet, but I’m less scared of the idea.

  14. Sivan Harlap says:

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    wow wow wow that looks/sounds amazing!

  15. mary anne says:

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Hello from a fellow Chicagoan.. if I weren’t living in Seattle right now, I would have bought tickets to your dinner! I found your blog via Bon Appetempt (Amelia is my closest friend!). LOVE your blog and your whole aesthetic. Also love Gwyneth Paltrow. Totally voted for you on Saveur. I’ll be in Chicago all summer and hope to run into you sometime! Perhaps at one of your dinners…

  16. This sounds like a great idea. I really hope you all have loads of fun :-)

  17. This looks delicious. I hope you’ll share the recipes with us soon. The ravioli sounds AMAZING!

  18. Hi Mary Anne! Small little world we have. Definitely be in touch when you are back in Chicago….and thanks for all of the kind words!

  19. What an inspiring menu! Wish I could be there to eat it all!

  20. bravo—you’ve gone vegetarian! it looks amazing. this is probably the first time i have ever wished that i lived in chicago ;)

  21. Oh, that sounds fantastic! I hope you do one for midsummer! Such as, say, the week of July 10-15 for example! Not that I’m biased >.> Will be honeymooning in Chicago then. Also that you have a special Jo Snow syrup for this one is awesome. I’m supremely jealous of those who can go! I have just discovered an Ann Arbor area dinner held in this fashion at Jefferson Market which will, sadly, be closing in five more dinners. So I am delighted to hear that the tradition carries on elsewhere.

  22. I love that poster Tim!

  23. THIS DINNER WAS AMAZING! Thank you for all the planning and hard work that went into creating this delicious meal. Tim, you and Floriole–a great combination.

  24. Thanks, Judy! You’re the best.

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