Guest Chef Dinner
ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS
318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford IL 61107
Anderson Japanese Gardens is hosting celebrity Chef Gale Gand and local favorite Chef Al Castrogiovanni for a unique pairing during its Guest Chef Dinner on Saturday, April 5. Both chefs were featured during last year’s Guest Chef Dinner Series and are back by popular demand.
The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 pm followed by dinner prepared by Chef Al Castrogiovanni starting at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be followed with a featured dessert prepared by Chef Gale Gand.
Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, teacher, entrepreneur and mother. Chef Gand has been recognized as Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year by The James Beard Foundation and by Bon Appetite magazine. She is the founding pastry chef and partner of the beloved Chicago restaurant Tru, receiving accolades from the James Beard Foundation; the Michelin, Mobil and AAA guides; Relais Gourmand and Wine Spectator magazine. For eight years, Gand hosted the Food Network series “Sweet Dreams,” the first nationally televised all-dessert show. She also has eight cookbook titles to her credit, including her most recent, “Gale Gand’s Brunch!”
Al Castrogiovanni’s restaurant, Alchemy, is Rockford’s first year-round convertible restaurant. Drawing on his culinary experience with Giovanni’s Restaurant and his work in Chicago with famed chefs Shawn McClain and Stephanie Izard, Alchemy supports Castrogiovanni’s vision that world class food and service should and can be available in his home town.
The cost is $155 per guest (includes tax & gratuity). Space is limited and reservations are required by Monday, March 24. Reservations can be made by contacting Katie at (P) 815.316.3306 or (E) firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
305 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL 61032-4219
Annual Dinner Fees:
Couple (2): $120.
Corporate Table (8): $480.
Keynote Speaker Only: $10.
Tickets for keynote speaker only must be purchased n advance at the Chamber Office: 27 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL 61032. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 7:30am-430pm. Speaker will begin at 7:45 pm sharp.
Social Hour: 4:30-6 p.m.
Silent Auction: 5-7:00 p.m.
Dinner & Program: 6 p.m.
Payment required prior to event.
Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce
27 W. Stephenson Streeet
Freeport, IL 61032-4219
Phone: (815) 233-1350
Fax: (815) 235-4038
4:30- 7:30 p.m.
Ebenezer Salem UCC of Loran, corner of Loran & Kent Rds. (Pearl City)
All you can eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce, cheese, dessert & beverage.
Adults $6.50 Children ages 4-10 $3.50 Under 3 eat free
For questions, call call 815-291-6992.
4:30 -7:00 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St, genoa IL 60135
Faith United Methodist Church announces a Ham Dinner on Saturday, March 22nd from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a complete Ham Dinner as well as a salad and dessert bar! The cost is $10.00 for adults, children ages 6 through 12 years old will cost $5.00, children 5 years old and younger are free! Carry outs will be available. Please call 815-784-5598 for Carry outs or more information.
Tickets can be purchased that evening. Faith United Methodist Church is located at 325 South Stott Street in Genoa, Illinois. The public is invited to all events. For more information contact Faith Church at 815.784.5143.
Swiss Steak dinner
4:45 - 6:15 pm
Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, 112 S. Cherry St., Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Cherry Valley United Methodist Men’s Group will host a Swiss steak dinner on Saturday, March 15 from 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm at the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, 112 S. Cherry Street, Cherry Valley, IL. The dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $10 for adults and $3 for kids age 6 and under. Carry out service is available. The church is handicap accessible. Call 815-332-5075 Tue-Fri 9 am to 1pm for information.
81st Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saint Patrick Church, 2505 School St., Rockford, IL 61101
Menu: Corned Beef or Ham, Boiled Cabbage, Carrots, Parsley Potatoes, Beets, Dessert and Beverage. $8.50 Adult, $7.50 Senior, $5.50 Children (12 & under)
Saint Patrick Church 815-965-9539
Dining in the Dark
Franchesco's Ristorante, Rockford
A fun-filled, unique dining experience supporting the Center for Sight & Hearing's outreach for individuals needing low vision services in communities outside of Rockford.
Lorena Merrick, 815-332-6823