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$70  + Tax/Tip
Thu, 2/22
5:30 PM & 8:00 PM


5-Course Dreaming of Kerala Tasting Event

Opened this past April by the Chicago River in beautiful Avondale, this Indian eatery has been showered with accolades, appearing on such lists as New York Times’ “Best Restaurants in America” (2023), Time Out’s “Best in Chicago” (2024), and Eater’s “Best Indian in Chicago” (2023). Chef/Co-Owner Margaret Pak expresses her love for the southwest Indian coastal cuisine of Kerala, rich with aromatic spices, coconut and curry leaves, in dishes like kallumakaya (pan-seared mussels with carrot and radish salad), meen pollichathu (fish steamed in banana leaves with tomato basil gravy and turmeric lime rice), chettinad pepper chicken (boneless chicken, black pepper, tomato, coconut milk), and roots korma (beets, carrots, and potatoes stewed in aromatic cashew and coconut gravy). “Comforting recipes that you won’t find anywhere else in town,” says Time Out in their article on “The 94 Best Restaurants in Chicago You Have to Try.” Try it we will, and hope to see you there!

About the Host:

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Margaret Pak


A former Korean-American statistician from California, Chef Margaret Pak met partner (and Thattu Co-Owner) Vinod Kalathil two decades ago. They soon relocated to Chicago where a decade later, Chef Won Kim of Kimski took her under his wing. The couple then launched Thattu's first incarnation in 2019, earning a James Beard Award "Best New Restaurant" Semi-Finalist nod.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Shrimp Croquette

    curry leaf aioli, winter salad

  2. Kallumakaya & Pathiri

    pan seared mussels, carrot & radish salad, rice roti

  3. Chicken Ishtu & Nei Choru

    jeerakasala rice, potato, carrot, pea, coconut milk, shishito pepper chutney

  4. Roast Duck Kizhi Porrota

    banana leaf parcel with duck, tomato vinegar sauce, pickled onion

  5. Mango & Lime Tart

    black pepper ganache, mango caramel, candied lime peel


2601 W Fletcher St

Chicago, IL 60618

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.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
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 must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with allium, garlic, or coconut restrictions. 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.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible. If applicable however, please email [email protected] with your needs to ensure proper accommodations.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, there is nearby street parking available. Availability may be low however, so please plan accordingly.

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