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#TeamVicia Dinner Series: Celebration of Midwest Grains with Sous Chef/Baker Alec Schingel

In 2018 we're excited to introduce you to some of the wonderful and creative cooks and service professionals that make Vicia a special place through a series of dinners inspired by a cuisine or ingredient that they're passionate about. 

Please join us on Wednesday March 28th for our next installment hosted by Sous Chef and Baker Alec Schingel. Vicia will be hosting a communal dinner at our fireside table celebrating the diversity of grains grown across the midwest region. 

From turkey wheat and spelt grown and milled by Janies Farm outside Chicago, basmati and jasmine rice from the McKaskle family in Braggadocio, Missouri, to plump and sweet wheat berries from the heartland of Missouri cultivated by the Missouri Grain Project, our proverbial bread basket is overflowing. Alec, who is our resident baker and expert in all things grains and fresh baked breads, will be creating a 3 course menu to celebrate the unique flavors and textures of grains served in a variety of ways. 

The menu will include: 

Fireside cocktail reception

Assortment of freshly milled breads: porridge, turkey, "rock" flour bread, and marble rye, served w/ cultured butter, whipped ricotta, charcuterie, liver mousse, and house made pickles, paired with a local wheat whiskey cocktail

Main Course

Mixed grain risotto with shiitake mushrooms, barbecue'd celeriac
Whole wheat pumpkin ravioli, miso butter
Stout braised lamb shoulder
Grilled flatbreads, beets, and carrots
paired with choice of wine or beer


Toasted wheat ice cream sundae, candied grain clusters, sorghum caramel 

Your ticket includes a welcome fireside cocktail, dinner, and selected wine and beer pairings. *Our full bar will also be available for any additional needs.

Price: $75 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred if you can't make it. 

We will be hosting two seatings, 6:00-8:00 and 8:30-10:30. Please arrive on time to ensure you get the full experience!

Only 16 seats are available for each seating during this exclusive evening, click here to buy your tickets!

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