In their continuing efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer, Chicago’s own Chef Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality Group), Chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia) and restauranteur Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco (One Off Hospitality Group) will host Lemon: Chicago on Monday, August 7, 2017. This culinary event, presented by Northwestern Mutual, will bring together 30 chefs from across the country to serve signature tasting dishes at Revel Fulton Market, in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop area.
Lemon: Chicago returns with a new format, allowing guests to sample a range of culinary dishes at each chef station while mingling with top chefs. In addition to the food, drinks and auctions, Liz and Jay Scott, parents of founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott, will share the story of how Alex and her lemonade stands inspired a national fundraising movement leading to innovative childhood cancer research.Since it debuted in 2014, Lemon: Chicago has raised over $720,000 to fight childhood cancer.
Individual tickets for Lemon: Chicago are $195. For more information, visit LemonChicago.org.
2017 Participating Chefs
Greg Braxton (New York City, NY) Olmsted
Justin Carlisle (Milwaukee, WI) Ardent
Jeremy Charles (St. John's, Newfoundland) Raymond's
Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) Providence
Ryan DeNicola (Los Angeles, CA) chi Spacca
Joe Flamm (Chicago, IL) Spiaggia
Ray Garcia (Los Angeles, CA) Broken Spanish
Suzanne Goin (Los Angeles, CA) The Lucques Group
Sarah Grueneberg (Chicago, IL) Monteverde
Jason Hammel (Chicago, IL) Lula Cafe
John Hogan (Chicago, IL) River Roast
Timothy Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, CA) Otium
Stephanie Izard (Chicago, IL) Girl & the Goat
Paul Kahan (Chicago, IL) One Off Hospitality
Bill Kim (Chicago, IL) bellyQ
Rob Levitt (Chicago, IL) Local Foods
Donald Link (New Orleans, LA) Link Restaurant Group
Tony Mantuano (Chicago, IL) Spiaggia
Matthias Merges (Chicago, IL) Folk Art Mgmt
Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) Vetri Family Restaurants
Matt Molina (Los Angeles, CA) E.R.B.
Dan Salls (Chicago, IL) Quiote
Anthony Strong (San Francisco, CA) Delfina