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JBF Greens Celebrate the Holidays at Apolonia

7:00 P.M. CT

Thu, December 09, 2021

7:00 PM
Member Price: $85 Public Price: $95 Click here for tickets.

Join JBF Greens for an in-person holiday celebration at Apolonia, the newest European–Mediterranean restaurant in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Dinner will be an intimate indoor gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by local governance.

Chef Stephen Gillanders, also chef/owner of S.K.Y., will collaborate with chef de cuisine Joseph Spretnjak, pastry chef Tatum Sinclair, and beverage director Jelena Prodan on a three-course menu that pays homage to the recipes that forged them as culinary professionals. Dinner will also include sparkling wine from J Vineyards & Winery.

*70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host restaurant while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s programs, including our Open For Good campaign to support independent restaurants.

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests, chefs, and entire restaurant team to experience our events is a top priority. The James Beard Foundation will adhere to city, state and/or federal regulations along with the policy of our host restaurants, which may include: wearing masks when not at your table, maintaining 3-feet of distance away from guests, or providing proof of vaccination. Ticket buyers attending the Greens event will be alerted of the final policy in an email at least two (2) business days prior to the event date. Thank you for your continued understanding and compliance with these measures for your safety and the safety of those around you.

All reservations must be made in advance. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets or a full refund.


J Vineyards & Winery Cuvée 20 Brut NV

Stuffed Gougères
** Contains dairy and gluten

Serbian Sour > Rakija with Alchermes Liqueur and Languedoc Blend
** Contains egg whites

Halibut Bonne Femme with Watercress Velouté and Mushroom Bordelaise
** Contains alliums, dairy, and finfish

Dough Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Kurobuta Pork Porchetta with Five Spice, Ginger, and Kumquat Gastrique
**Contains allium

Dough Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Rugoso Chocolate Cake with Matagalpa Nicaragua Milk Cream and White Chocolate Snow
**Contains dairy


Presenting Sponsor

Official James Beard Foundation Partners

National Greens Sponsor

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Chicago Partners

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Additional Support

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Related Info

Learn more about JBF Greens.
Learn more about Apolonia.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By purchasing and using tickets, you, on your behalf and on behalf of any accompanying parties, agree to (1) assume all risks associated with COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, (2) comply with all related health and safety policies of the James Beard Foundation and any participating restaurants, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local government laws and recommendations, and (3) expressly release the James Beard Foundation and each of its respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents from any and all claims arising from or relating to COVID-19.

The Foundation is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and which is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the Foundation will not tolerate harassment of guests or staff in any form at Foundation events.


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