A Letter from the Chef: To the Friends of Tuesday...
photo by Erica Gannett “The time has come to follow us a little further down the rabbit hole…” As we pass the three year milestone of Tuesday Night Dinner, I cannot help but look back with the utmost gratitude for your support of Chicago’s underground dining community. With the help of those who believed in our mission and believed in our food, we have been able to...
TND Presents: Safari Supper 4/27
Photos by Eyal Sagi
TND Presents: Safari Supper // FINAL MENU
￼ Tuesday Night Dinner Presents - Safari Supper, a progressive dinner showcasing Chicago’s underground dining community. ‘Safari Supper’ refers to a dinner party in which each successive course is prepared and eaten at the residence of a different host. Join TND, Guerrilla Smiles, Feast & Imbibe, Sobremesa, and Twain Pairings for dinner on April 27th, as we take the show on the road. Our...
The Dish: Tres Leches 'Flan-ton'
Jacqlyn Lancaster, our logistics maven, can take the credit for conceptualizing this simple but masterful dish. We were talking back and forth about dessert ideas, about flans and custards. We talked about how we liked the smooth richness of the custards when they are just barely set, and they will just melt away in your mouth with the lingering taste of cream, egg, and vanilla. We wanted to...
TND Presents: 'Off the Boat, Into the Kitchen' @...
Photography by Erica Gannett
TND Presents: 'Off the Boat, Into the Kitchen' @...
Photos by Jennifer Moran
TND Presents: Last Tuesdays - 'Off the Boat, Into...
Tuesday Night Dinner invites you to “Off the Boat, Into the Kitchen”-the second installment of ‘Last Tuesdays’, a winter dinner series. The series draws inspiration from Chicago’s collective food history, sourcing from little known ethnic markets and specialty suppliers across the city. At ‘Off the Boat, Into the Kitchen’, guests will experience an...
TND Presents: Last Tuesdays - 'South Side Staples'
The creative team at TND have devised a tour de saveur, ‘Last Tuesdays’: A winter dinner series that draws inspiration from Chicago’s collective food history, sourcing from little known ethnic markets and specialty suppliers across the city. Please join us 11/27 at Ven Sherrod Studio for South Side Staples. The evening will feature a four-course plated meal of Chicago’s regionally...
TND's Whole Hog Cookout
Photos by Rafael Franco-Steeves
Tuesday Night Dinner Presents Tuesday Night...
Thirsty? Yeah, so are we! Tuesday Night Dinner will be heading over to Hearty Restaurant on Tuesday, August 28 at 8pm for a night of cocktails and music. We will be serving up five specialty cocktails for guests to enjoy along with complimentary bar snacks. Live music by Briar Rabbit, Goodbyehome, and Ami Saraiya. Tickets are $5 at the door with cocktails ranging from $4-$6. Tuesday, August 28 Bar...
July's Tuesday Night Dinner at SHoP in Hyde Park
Above Photo Cred: Julia Getts Thank you SHoP for letting us into your wonderful space. To check out more what SHoP does please check out their website. Thank you to Johnny Miller for creating the amazing menu card. Check out his blog for some of his amazing work. Also a big thanks to Good Evening! They provided some sultry tunes for our guests. Want to hear more, check out their...
Meet the Team: Nick Jirasek
Nick throws down. He is an authority on all things culinary and is continuously experimenting with new ideas. Book in advance to hang, cause this boy’s schedule fills up quick. Be sure to check out his catering company! Mini Q&A with Jirasek: Pick it! Pen or Pencil? Pen. Favorite cut of meat? Paleron. Shoulder cut of beef also called chicken steak but it’s beef....
TND: Logan Square Boil @ Bangbang Pie Shop
Photos by Erica Gannett, Sammy Faze
April TND @ Fortuna Loft
Meet the Team: Selly
This is Selorm Yo Nkpe. Or Selly to you. He’s the man on the floor, the eyes and ears of the organization. Selly brings his superstar charm to Tuesday Night Dinner, personally greeting every guest. He is the best new friend you’ll ever have. The go-to-guy at TND, Selly has access to all levels of the events. He is happy to accommodate the needs of any guests, no matter how large or...
January Dinner @ Fortuna Loft
photography by Erica Gannett and Julia Getts
fortuna launch party
The Fortuna launch party was a great success, a wonderful evening filled with food, music, and art. At TND we are excited to be participating in such a vibrant space to host our winter dinners. We will see you there in 2012! photos by Julia Getts
Winter Updates: Kitchen Construction & Soup!
We know that is has been a while since we’ve seen you last, we’ve missed you all terribly. But we have been busy gearing up for the winter season. Construction is underway for our new kitchen in the Fortuna Loft. If all goes well, we will be hosting some out of this world post-modern speakeasy events: food, cocktails, music - all artisanally crafted and community spirited. Below are...
Brunch @ the Den Theatre
© Erica Gannett Photography
BRUNCH AT THE DEN THEATRE
A letter to friends and fans of TND
Right off the bat, I would like to thank all you who who have continually supported Tuesday Night Dinner. It is because of your continuous giving, that this culinary carnival is rolling strong three years after its inception. It is the spirit of community and the spirit of adventure that keeps us going. ‘Fearless Cooking’ we like to call it. It is the freedom to think outside the box,...
More from The Convent...
TND at the Convent
Something was in the air last Tuesday. Outdoor dinner at dusk on a perfect night. TND found itself in a beautifully secluded rose garden and former convent in the heart of Pilsen. Things just came together that night. A perfect end for longtime chef & co-founder Derrick Phillips, who will be moving on to pursue a career in theatre. This place has a real energy about it, especially on summer...
TND Recipe: Duck 'Reuben'
ERICA GANNETT For Cured Duck 1 duck breast, skin on and trimmed 1 tsp cracked black pepper 1/2 tsp juniper berries 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp granulated sugar For Braised Cabbage 1 head of red cabbage 1 bulb of fennel 2 oz white balsamic vinegar 4 oz sweet butter 2 tsp granulated sugar 1 tsp caraway seeds 1 tsp corriander seeds salt to taste For Escoffier’s Remoulade 1 egg...
Derrick's Last Dinner
Our July communal dinner will be a very special one. It will also be a sad one. It will be the final dinner that co-founder Derrick Phillips will be cooking at. In August, along with his wife Heather, and son Hawthorne, Derrick will be moving on to a master’s program in theatre at the University of Southern Mississippi. Derrick has been the heart and soul, the creative engine behind so many...
Our friend Stephen at Beerecorder has been so amazing with all his support. He has begun work on a Tuesday Night Dinner beer, that should be available in limited quantities next month. The first beer he is crafting for us is a brown ale with chocolatey-toasted malty notes using a Belgium yeast. We are perpetually grateful for the amazing partnerships and friendships TND has made over the years....
Photos from March & April's communal dinners
Earth Dinner, Saturday April 23rd
An intimate evening in Pilsen...
Last weekend we set up shop in the Pilsen loft of our good friend and TND photographer Erica Gannett. She was hosting a small dinner party for some friends, and we were elated to participate in such an intimate event. It allows us to try things that don’t work on the scale for 50 people. The dinner was coursed as so: We cured a duck breast in kosher salt, brown sugar, black peppercorns,...
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TND Presents: Communal Earth Dinner
This April, Tuesday Night Dinner will be participating in its first ever Communal ‘Earth Dinner’. We will be partnering with The Earth Dinner, Organic Valley, and Chef’s Collaborative to host a dinner dedicated to the planet on which we reside. As stewards of the Earth, it is our responsibility to perpetuate proper consumption practices. Donations to TND during this event will...
TND Recipe: Seared Polenta, Forest Mushroom...
For Mushroom Stock: 2 cups button mushrooms, sliced 2 cups shitake mushroomrooms, sliced 1 cup oyster mushrooms, pieces 3 carrots 1 head of celery 3 large yellow onions 3 leeks 3 shallots 2 cloves of garlic fresh bay leaf fresh thyme black peppercorns 12 cups of water 1 T tomato paste 2 T dry sherry For Polenta: 6 cups coarse grain yellow polenta (corn meal) 10-12...
TND Recipe: Rosewater Compressed Pineapple &...
For Rosewater: 1 dozen organic roses (petals only) 4 cups distilled water ice For Compressed Pineapple: 7 pineapples, cleaned 2 cups of rosewater For Beet Pickled Parsnips: 5-6 parsnips sliced thin on the bias 1 large red beet, juiced pickling spice 1.5 cups apple cider vinegar 2 T salt For Pickled Carrots: 5 young carrots, sliced on the bias 1.5 cups champagne vinegar ...
Photo contributions by Erica Gannett and Julia Getts
At the next dinner we are lucky enough to feature the artisanal breads of Executive Baker Pamela Fitzpatrick and her team at Fox & Obel. Community support is what keeps TND living and vibrant. We can’t wait to share our good fortune with everyone at the Jan. 18th dinner.
Last summer, our friend Mikey was kind enough to open his loft to our humble supper club. Ever since, it has felt like home. The space houses the recording studio Observatory, a former speak-easy known as the Heart of Gold (no longer in commission), and seven other performers, artists, and musicians. Everyone has embraced TND whole-heartedly. We are so thankful for all of their support. ...
Tuesday Night Recipe
Pickled Purple Carrots 6 small carrots 4 cloves of garlic (korean spicy, elephant, etc.) 1 T fennel seeds 1 T corriander 1 t white peppercorns 1 sprig of rosemary 2 T kosher or sea salt 2 T sugar 12 oz apple cider vinegar 4 oz water 1 oz red beet juice Bring vinegar, water, salt, sugar, and spices to a boil and turn off heat. Pack sterilized jars with...
Tuesday Night Propaganda
Chicago’s very own OTRSpace: guerrilla printmaster, did a flyer for us after attending a dinner last summer. We love his work and are proud to put it on display.
Who we are...
Photo contributions by Erica Gannett
Blog Mission Statement
We will use this forum to tell the story of a young underground supper club in Chicago. We hope to give you a glance into our corner of the universe.