Events / Greens

JBF Greens x Avec

Tue, August 23, 2022

6:30 PM
Member Price: $85 Public Price: $95 Click here for tickets.

Join JBF Greens for a dinner party at avec in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.  

For over 17 years, avec has served Mediterranean and midwestern-influenced plates on Randolph Row. At the helm is chef de cuisine Dylan Patel, who started at the restaurant as an intern in 2015.

Chef Dylan will curate a rustic menu that incorporates Indian flavors inspired by travels to his grandfather’s farm in India. This intimate dining experience will take place on the 2nd floor and will mirror the style of dining at avec: communal.

The evening will also feature sparkling wine from J Vineyards & Winery.

*70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host chef to support their business while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s national programming that is rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women’s leadership for the culinary industry. 

*Please note: Only communal seating is available for this event. You will be seated with other members and their guests. 

*Please note: There are two (2) avec locations, and this event will be taking place at the West Loop location (615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661). 

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 options including ticket exchanges, use of tickets for future events, and option to donate tickets.


Welcome Beverage

J Vineyards & Winery Cuvée 20 Brut NV


Wood Oven-Roasted Oysters with Pickled Mango and Chili
*Contains dairy and shellfish  


Coal-Roasted Eggplant with Burnt Tomato, Coriander, and Strained Yogurt
*Contains dairy and nightshades

Vidigal Alvarinho 2016


Chili-Braised Goat with Fried Onions, Basmati Rice, and Hearth-Baked Naan
*Contains gluten; can be made gluten-free

Carrasvinas Verdejo 2022


Cardamom-Spiced Gelato with Pistachio and Saffron
*Contains dairy and nuts

Menu is subject to change. Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy.

Related Info

Learn more about JBF Greens.

Learn more about Avec.

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.


Presenting Sponsor

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Hosted By

Official James Beard Foundation Partners

National Greens Sponsors


Chicago Partners

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