The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Blood, Bones and Butter at The Publican (Plus, a Food Drive!)

By Anthony Todd in Food on Mar 16, 2011 8:20PM

2011_3_16_BloodBonesButter.jpg If you haven't already bought a copy of Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertant Education of a Reluctant Chef, now is the time. The memoir, by Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, was called "the best chef memoir ever" by Anthony Bourdain, who knows a thing or two about writing memoirs. Plus, next weekend, you can buy the book, meet the author and eat some of the food, all at the same time. The Publican's Paul Kahan is recreating some of the dishes from the book in a 3-course meal on Sunday, March 27th, and Hamilton will be on hand to meet, greet and sign. Just the day before, The Publican is hosting a food drive. Want a heck of a weekend? Do both.

The special dinner for Blood Bones and Butter will be three courses, and will cost $75 including beer and wine. The three courses include a starter salad of butter lettuce with spring onion, fennel, fresh farmers cheese and herbs, a main course of spit-roasted Crawford Farm baby lamb and a dessert of croissant bread pudding with rhubarb and brown butter ice cream. Buy your tickets right now - there are only 6 left.

On Saturday, March 26, The Publican is hosting a food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. From 1:30-3 in the afternoon, bring non-perishable food and canned goods to the Publican and be entered to win a "progressive dinner" for two at The Publican, Avec and Blackbird. You will definitely be the envy of all of Chicago if you win that prize.

The Publican is located at 837 W. Fulton Market.