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$60  + Tax/Tip
Thu, 4/28
5:30 PM & 7:45 PM


5-Course Coastal Catalan Tasting Event

The name of this popular West Town restaurant pays homage to the legendary food and travel writer, M.F.K. Fisher, for whom MFK’s owners (and spouses), Sari and Scott Worsham, discovered a mutual love early in their relationship. Sari spent 14 years as Charlie Trotter right-hand person in his restaurant, while Scott set up fine dining management and wine programs across the country. For MFK, they created an intimate, casual, seaside-focused eatery that leans toward simple preparations of high-quality ingredients, in the style of Spain's Catalan and Basque coastal regions. Their chef, Matt Ginsburg, is turning out ever-pleasing dishes like potato and smoked piquillo croquettes, albondigas (pork and veal meatballs with roasted shishitos and crispy shallots), and seared sea scallops with pepitas, mustard greens, and Arborio rice. Small wonder that Eater Chicago named MFK to its lists of Top Seafood Restaurants and Essential Spanish Restaurants, while Michelin gave MFK a Bib Gourmand award and made it the first-ever recipient of the Jean Banchet Award: Best Neighborhood Restaurant. ¡Ole! to that!

About the Host:

Matt Ginsburg

Executive Chef

Raised in Skokie, IL, Chef Matt Ginsburg showed an interest in cooking from an early age. After graduating from DePaul University in 2019 with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, Chef Ginsburg decided to go outside of his studies and pursue a career in his passion. So, he applied to be a line cook at one of his favorite restaurants, MFK. Despite having no professional background in the kitchen, Chef Ginsburg quickly excelled and was promoted to Sous Chef after just 6 months, and eventually rose to Executive Chef.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Boquerones

    with piperade, fennel, lemon oil, and baguette

  2. Roasted Mushrooms

    with white bean salad, toasted almonds, harissa butter, and piquillo purée

  3. Seared Sea Scallops

    with crispy arborio rice, green romesco, pepitas, and mustard greens

  4. Albóndigas

    meatballs with salbitxada sauce, roasted shishito peppers, and crispy shallot

  5. Basque Cake

    with butter, rum, pastry cream, and almonds

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy

As per this restaurant's policy, all attendees must be fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door to gain entry. We will also be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating, and all food will be served individually plated.


432 W Diversey Pkwy

Chicago, IL 60614

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $75 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What qualifies as valid proof of vaccination?
To verify that you are fully vaccinated, and gain entry to the event, you must present to our event lead any one of the following forms of proof: your original physical vaccination card, a clearly legible photo of your original vaccination card, or the CLEAR Health Pass App. Please note, you will be only be considered “fully vaccinated” if it has been at least 14 days since you've received either (a) a second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or (b) a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. More questions about this? Contact us at [email protected]
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with dairy or tree nut allergies. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring proof of vaccination along with a government-issued photo ID.

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