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Chicago's Best Chefs Gather at Takashi to Help Japan Relief

By Anthony Todd in Food on Mar 24, 2011 5:30PM

JapanReliefGraphic.jpg The Chicago food community has shown its committment to charitable causes over and over again, and we've already mentioned a few things being done to help disaster-ravaged Japan. This event, however, is in a class by itself. Some of the best chefs in Chicago, including Jimmy Bannos, Paul Kahan, Tony Mantuano, Mindy Segal, Sarah Stegner, Paul Virant, Bill Kim, and of course, Takashi Yagihashi, are coming together at Takashi on April 18th to create a special 6-course dinner. All the proceeds will go the Red Cross.

The price is steep, but the money goes to a good cause. Plus, when was the last time all of those chefs were in the same room? The menu hasn't been determined yet, but the dinner will be 6 courses, and the price includes wine pairings, tax and gratuity. For the early seating, at 5:00, the price is $200. For the later, the price is $250. Additional donations will be accepted, and reservations can be made now by calling 773-772-6170.

Takashi is located at 1952 North Damen Avenue.