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Girl Power Takes On Hunger At West Town Tavern

By Melissa Wiley in Food on Apr 18, 2012 6:20PM

The interior of WTT. Photo by Dan Dry Photography.
West Town Tavern’s annual Girl Food Dinner turns sweet 16 this year. And what, we ask you, could be sweeter than savoring some of the finest Chicago chefs have to offer and helping to fight hunger in our community all in one bite (more or less)? Over the past 15 years, Drew and Susan Goss, proprietors of the comfort food hot spot, have raised more than $177,000 to help keep hunger at bay in Chicago. To keep their success going strong, you can put your appetite on the line for the Greater Chicago Food Depository at this Sunday’s gastronomic gala.

True to the event’s name, some serious girl power will be at work to bring attending gourmands five delectable courses, each to be set off by complementary wines donated by Joe Bonk and Hand Picked Selections. Nicole Pederson of C-House will prepare smoked sable fish with fiddleheads, minors lettuce, rhubarb, mustard, and rye, while Priscilla Satkoff of ¡Salpicon! will serve up some sautéed walleye pike fillets wrapped in sweet potato strands with a chipotle cream sauce. Susan Goss herself will provide capon breasts stuffed with country ham along with fontina and spinach with goat cheese grits and spring vegetables, and Jackie Shen of Chicago Cut Steakhouse will supply grilled Asian skirt steaks with crispy fries. Finishing off the fabulous quintet and coming to the sweet tooth’s rescue will be Jesse Oloroso of Black Dog Gelato, slicing up lemon custard cake with olive oil thyme gelato. So come hungry—for some superb cuisine and an opportunity to give back to neighbors in need.

Tickets are $150 a person, and you can still buy them here. The event starts this Sunday, April 22, at 7:30.

West Town Tavern is located at 1329 W. Chicago Avenue.