Events / Greens

A Winter Solstice Dinner at Café Spiaggia

Tue, December 10, 2019

6:30 PM
Café Spiaggia
Member Price: $65 Public Price: $75 Click here for tickets.

Winter meets summer as newly appointed executive chef Eric Lees melds winter produce with house-canned summer preserves.

Formerly Spiaggia’s chef de cuisine, chef Lees draws inspiration from both his tenure at the storied restaurant and his extensive travels in Italy to build a culinary program grounded in robust preservation techniques and respect for the Midwest’s bounty.

In advance of the winter solstice, Greens will enjoy a festive family-style feast featuring produce from Mick Klug Farm in St. Joseph, Michigan, and wine selections from sommelier Rachael Lowe.

6:30 P.M. Reception
7:00 P.M. Dinner

Tickets are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations must be made in advance.

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Farinata with Pickled Bean Aïoli

Chicken Liver Mousse with Pear Bread and Strawberry Jam

Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Pickled Squash Aïoli


Beet Salad with Rhubarb Jam Vinaigrette, Pistachio Butter, Pistachio Gremolata, Gorgonzola, and Calabrian Chile

Caramelized Parsnip–Apple Agnolotti with Brown Butter, Sage, Parmesan, and Lemon 

Roasted Pork Loin, Pork Belly, and Garlic Sausage Braciole with Turnips, Arugula, Preserved Pepper, and Peach Jam Jus

Mascarpone Cheesecake with Plum, Balsamic, and Hazelnut 


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Event Sponsors

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