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Behind the Scenes at Sunday Dinner Club

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 6, 2011 6:00PM

We had such a good time (read: ate so much and drank so much) that we only vaguely remember the last third of our Sunday Dinner Club experience. Which is probably the best endorsement we can possibly give it. A few weeks ago, SDC threw a vegetarian installment of their popular underground supper club, and we finally decided to join them. The owners, Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski, announced last week that they were going to open a really-for-real restaurant, but when we were in the kitchen there were only excited rumors. The rumors added energy to the already-frenetic kitchen space, making for a particularly fun and interesting night.

Speaking of the kitchen - any kitchen geek should hire these two as consultants on renovation. Christine has turned her Logan Square apartment kitchen into a full-scale commercial operation, capable of turning out food for large numbers of people, at a higher quality and speed than most restaurants are able to manage. Between the chalkboard wall, well-stocked pantry and enviable prep areas, we were ready to move in. If only they'd let us.

Take a look at the pictures and drool. The menu is below. If you know someone who knows someone (and unfortunately, we don't count) try to get on the Sunday Dinner Club mailing list. If you don't, have no fear - visit Christine and Josh every Saturday at the Green City Market.

Vegetarian Menu

Broccoli and Butterkase Arancini, Roasted Summer Pepper Rouille

Caramelized Tomato Tatin, Olive Tapenade, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Arugula

Baked Farm Egg, Cherry Tomato Confit, Patty Pan Squash, Basil Pesto, Foccacia

Handmade Ravioli, Ricotta, Chili, Sweet Corn, Roasted Chanterelles

Yeast Doughnuts, Candied Eggplant, Fresh Plums, Walnut Cream, Honey