Thursday, July 7, 2011

Personal Green City Market Tour Followed By Brunch at Prairie Fire

Join Prairie Fire (215 N. Clinton St., Chicago; (312) 382-8300) chef, Sarah Stegner, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16 for a personal tour of Green City Market (1750 N. Clark St., Chicago) followed by a family-style "communal" market brunch 11:30 a.m. at Prairie Fire.
The menu will feature Mint Creek Farm lamb, Genesis Growers eggs and greens, and Three Sister's Garden polenta. Guests can enjoy family-style:

    • French Toast from Crumb with Tim Burton's maple syrup and fresh seasonal fruit topping.
    • Sliced Mint Creek Farm Lamb Sausage with summer herb remoluade, served with grilled veggies and Capriole Farm goat cheese.
    • Crisp Polenta Cake with poached farm egg and summer vegetable relish, topped with Maple Creek Farm bacon.
    • Coffee and tea.

$18.50 per person-price excludes tax, gratuity and alcohol beverages.
Guests must provide their own transportation.
Meeting spot: GCM info booth.

The brunch will also feature special guest Heather Lalley, author of The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook of which she spent a year interviewing Chicago chefs and farmers-recognizing the tremendous commitment in creating wonderful, fresh, farm-to-table food. Lalley's book can be purchased at Prairie Fire's market brunch for $30.

DSC_0605LRStegner is a founding member of Chicago's Green City Market-a weekly venue for Midwest sustainable farmers. Green City Market draws hundreds of thousands of shoppers annually, making it Chicago's largest market and among the few sustainable markets in the country. Prairie Fire and Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, Ill.; 847-205-4433) are proud to support Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season.

About Chef Sarah Stegner
Two-time James Beard award-winner, Sarah Stegner, is co-chef and co-owner (along with George Bumbaris) of Prairie Fire and Prairie Grass Cafe. This Evanston, Ill. native grew up in a family devoted to food, thus setting the foundation for her passionate and successful career as one of America's most respected chefs.

Stegner graduated with a chef's certificate from the Glencoe, Ill. Dumas Pere Cooking School. She went on to build her prestige reputation at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chicago, establishing her friendship with now business partner, Chef George Bumbaris. Even through her impressive award-wining history, Stegner remains modest and passionate about using the best seasonal ingredients to be found.

Photo of Sarah Stegner (shown above) available in high-resolution.
Photo credit: Cindy Kurman, Kurman Communications, Inc.

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