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Do This: "Ingredients" Documentary At The Gage

By Anthony Todd in Food on Mar 23, 2011 6:20PM

IngredientsMoviePoster.jpg If you missed the debut screening of "Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root" last month, you've got another chance this Sunday, March 27. Actually, even if you saw the movie last month, see it again - this event is too good to miss. Chef Dirk Flanigan has created a four-course meal to accompany the movie, which will be screened in the private Theodore Ascher room at The Gage. The meal will feature local meat and produce from Cook's Bison Ranch, Nichols Farm, Swan Creek Heirloom Farm and Seedling Orchard. The cost is $75, and the menu is after the jump. But wait, it gets better. If you make reservations by 5 PM on Thursday, you will be entered into a drawing to win a special prize from the sponsor, Local Food Wisdom.

Flanigan's menu looks wonderful, and if it was up to us, we'd stop in just for the desert. It includes:

  • Onion Soup, Smoked Pork, Moonglo and Madeira Gelee
  • Salad of Potato, Beet and Kale, Banyuls vinaigrette
  • Bison and Lake Superior Whitefish, Black Radish, Cippolini, Aigre-Doux
  • Maty Knives' House Cheese with Honey Nougat, Hazelnuts, Local Preserves

The event is being hosted by Local Food Wisdom, and we've heard nothing but raves about their events. The film was produced in four segments, and dinner will be served in short breaks between the segments. After dinner, there will be a panel discussion hosted by Jason Moore (Cook's Bison Ranch), Chef Michael Sheerin, George Rasmussen (Swan Creek Heirloom Farm) and Mat Fulton (The Gage).

Oh, and the prize? An "ultra rare bottle of refermented ale from La Brasserie Unibroue (Chambly, QC)." You could win a "1.5 L magnum of Maudite, a strong amber-red ale (8% ABV) in a special, large format bottle designating the 15th anniversary of the brand." If you're really generous, it has been chosen to pair well with the menu, so you could share it with the room. Or, you could hide it in your bag and enjoy it later. One entry per seat reserved, so the more the merrier.

The event starts at 6 PM. Buy your tickets now to be entered into the drawing. For reservations, call The Gage at (312) 372-4243.

The Gage is located at 24 S. Michigan Avenue.