Tasting Collective Blog

Where we memorialize our past dining events!

8-Course Chinese Nostalgia Dinner Series

June 3rd & 4th at MáLà Project

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150+ members and guests came out for this event series with Executive Chef Zilong Zhao and Owner Amelie Kang! Chef Zhao doesn't speak English, but Ms. Kang graciously translated for him whenever they came out to share stories. Unsurprisingly given that the restaurant built their name upon this...

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8-Course Alpine Inspired Dinner Series

June 3rd & 4th at Table, Donkey and Stick

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This was our first-ever collaboration with Table, Donkey and Stick. BUT, it was not our first eventwith Executive Chef Justin Moser, as he was in the kitchen as Sous Chef at our Salero Dinner Series a few months back; that's a first! However, this time around Chef Moser was the star of the show,...

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8-Course Globally Inspired Dinner Series

May 20th & 21st at Heritage

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It was only a matter of time until caviar made an appearance at anevent series. And, thanks to Chef/Owner Guy Meikle, we can officially check that off of the TC bucket list. For our first-evercollaboration with Heritage, Chef Meikle pulled out all the stops and, according toattendee feedback...

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8-Course Contemporary Indian Dinner Series

April 22nd at Pondicheri

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This collaboration representeda huge step forward for the TC community - we're still in disbelief that a 4-time James Beard Best Chef Nominee would fly across the country to work with us! Additionally,it was our largest 2-seating event series to date, with 140+ members and their guests turning...

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8-Course Dutch Meets Indonesian Dinner Series

April 18th & 19th at De Quay

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As we continue to spread our wings in Chicago, the "first-evers" kept coming courtesy of Chef David de Quay and the team at De Quay. We have literally nothing to say about this event series other than that it was INCREDIBLE! We literally didn't get a single negative rating from attendees in our...

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