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Do This: Locavore Dinner at In Fine Spirits

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 14, 2011 4:40PM

Jim Javenkoski, the founder of Local Food Wisdom, will be hosting the latest in his series of locavore dinners at In Fine Spirits on January 24. The goal of Local Food Wisdom is to bring people together to eat, learn and discuss local food issues, with "casual yet informative conversations." Sounds much more fun, and much tastier, than listening to a lecture! 5 courses, all-inclusive with beer pairings, will cost you $75. The video after the jump is a look at the first Local Food Wisdom dinner, hosted by StarGrazer Cafe - it will make you want to quit your job and go work on a farm, especially on a grey day like today.

The dinner will be prepared by Chef Marianne Sundquist (of In Fine Spirits) and includes a dish of crispy ricotta gnocchi with Hawks Hill elk ragout, parmesan cheese and chives. That alone is enough to make us pay the price tag, but in case you need more persuading, how does an apple and cherry crumble with balsamic sour cream and shortbread grab you? Should be something for everyone. The dinner will be created out of local ingredients, and includes a ton of great Wisconsin purveyors.

In Fine Spirits is located at 5420 N. Clark Street