Events / Dinner

Blackbird Turns 20

Thu, October 11, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $225 Public Price: $275 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Paul Kahan

Blackbird, Chicago


Donnie Madia

Blackbird, Chicago

Eduard Seitan

Blackbird, Chicago

Ryan Pfeiffer

Blackbird, Chicago

Nicole Guini

Blackbird, Chicago


Greg Wade

Publican Quality Bread

David Barriball

Blackbird, Chicago

When Blackbird opened 20 years ago, it was a sleek, modernist revelation for Chicago’s dining scene and solidified the careers of Beard Award winners Paul Kahan and Donnie Madia. In the years since, this acclaimed eatery has been the stomping ground of many talented chefs, fostering a new generation of culinary titans and change makers. Join us as we celebrate this milestone and toast to their success, complemented with wine pairings from female winemakers.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Chicory Chawanmushi

Scallop Tamagoyaki with Delicata Squash

Roasted Sunchokes with Sterling Caviar

Cantina Marilina Fedelie Bianco Frizzante Ancestrale NV


King Crab with Lime Leaves and Almond Milk Dashi

Day Wines Queen D 2016

Tempura with Dill Pickles and Fish Sauce

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Abraxas Vin de Terroir 2014

Lightly Smoked Hamachi with Schmaltz and Matsutake Mushroom

Day Wines Belle Pente Chardonnay 2015

Roasted Lamb Saddle with Farmer Cheese, Escarole, and Burnt Apple

Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf du Pape 2014

Cheese Course > Andante Dairy Blackbird Cheese

St. Julian Solera Cream Sherry NV

Maple Pavlova with Apple, Mascarpone, and Walnut

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2014

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