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Corks & Crayons Benefit for Purple Asparagus
August 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$75
Purple Asparagus, the non-profit that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet, will host its Eleventh Annual Corks & Crayons Benefit.
Fun for all ages, Corks & Crayons is Purple Asparagus’ annual signature event. Taking place in the gorgeous Greenhouse Loft, this year’s event will feature tastings from some of Chicago’s top chefs, beer from Ale Syndicate and wine from Candid Wines. The event will be hosted by Momma Cuisine Johanna Cook, a national cooking personality and host who has been captivating audiences with Momma Cuisine for many years. During the event there will be many activities to keep the entire family entertained including a mini farmers market, tours of the LEED Certified Green Exchange, a photo booth, singing and dancing with Miss Jamie, balloon twisting with Miss Jamie’s Farmhand Scott, an art experience for the kids, a silent auction, raffle prize drawings, specialty cocktails, beer and wine and more!
Featured restaurants include Trenchermen, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Big Jones, Farmhouse, Browntrout, Bar Pastoral, Uncommon Ground, White Oak Gourmet, Floriole, Hewn, Katherine Anne Confections, with more participants being added each week! (Check the Corks & Crayons website for an up-to-date list!)
Purple Asparagus is dedicated to sustainability, which means the annual gala is waste-free! Guests can enjoy a fun afternoon for the whole family while savoring sustainable and scrumptious offerings from some of Chicago’s best chefs—all to benefit Purple Asparagus’ nutrition education programming!