Chicago chef Hugh Amano, the blogger behind “Food on the Dole,” has launched a series of culinary salons. “Basically, I want people to have a combination of lesson/underground dinner/community building social engagement, all based around well-crafted food,” he says.
Held in a private home in Lincoln Square, the events are open to six people per session. “My desire is to keep them quite intimate so that the group has a good chance to interact with each other on a deeper level,” says Amano, who also plans to include visits to markets, farms, and other locations in the series. For now, the salons take place about twice a month.
The next “Food on the Dole” Salon, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 1, will focus on brunch. Tickets are $30 and include a bloody mary and coffee.
Amano, a New England Culinary Institute grad and veteran of Atwood Cafe, South Water Kitchen and Uncommon Ground who launched his blog during a period of unemployment, also teaches at The Chopping Block.