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3 Special Dinners You Need To Buy Tickets For This Month

By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 12, 2016 2:50PM

The private dining space at Sepia. Photo via Facebook.

Special tasting menus pop up all the time, but for some reason the next month seems to be a particular rich time for awesome dinners that are actually worth buying tickets for. Here are three dinners taking place in the next 10 days that you should really think about going to.

Dinner at Sepia with Author Floyd Cardoz on Thursday, April 14

A chance to have a special dinner at Sepia is almost always worth it. And if you're a fan of Top Chef: Masters, this week's dinner is a must-do. Floyd Cardoz, who won Season 3, has come out with a new cookbook—Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla. In partnership with Sepia chef Andrew Zimmerman, he'll be cooking dishes from the book in Sepia's private dining space on the evening of the 14th at 6:30. The dinner costs $125, and includes a copy of the book. The menu is below, and tickets can be purchased by calling 312-441-1920.

Dad’s Pea Soup - Spiced Spring Pea Soup, Jonah Crab, Pea Tendrils, Mint

Molee - Stone Bass, Coconut Milk, Curry Leaves, Savoy Cabbage, Black Mustard Seed

Uberoi Leg of Lamb- Grilled Cauliflower with Candied Ginger, Pine Nuts and Raisins, Cracked Wheat Pilaf with Asparagus and Ramps

Bibinca - Caramelized Coconut Layer Cake

Chef Zoe Schor's Split-Rail Preview at Two on April 18

We attended the last preview of Chef Zoe Schor's upcoming restaurant, Split-Rail, and it was totally awesome. We can't wait for the restaurant to open. She'll be hosting additional pop-ups throughout the year, and the next on is on Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. It's $75, five courses and BYOB, and includes dishes like "A Day on the Pier," with lightly smoked littleneck clams, scallop dumpling, saffron-seawater broth, sea beans and "Hear the Ice Cream Truck Coming?" with waffle ice cream sandwich, bacon-vanilla bean ice cream, bourbon barrel county stout syrup. Book tickets here.

Southern Mediterranean Dinner at Nico Osteria on May 3

It's James Beard Season, which means a lot of special menus popping up. The first (and, honestly, probably one of the more exciting) we've seen is this special collaboration at Nico Osteria. Chef Erling Wu-Bower (of Nico) will be teaming up with James Beard Award winner Alon Shaya (of Shaya in New Orleans) for a special menu. Perry Hendrix of Avec will also be in the kitchen and Paul Kahan will be behind the bar mixing drinks. When do you get that much culinary talent in one kitchen?! The best part? It's not a ticketed event - the whole collaboration is available a la carte. So you'll want to make reservations for Nico on May 3 in order to check everything out.