Saturday Evening

“I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love,” said Darcy.
                                                                                               —Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 9

In Chicago, we plan to treat you to an evening full of food that is as delicious as any poetry that Mr. Darcy could be thinking of quoting to Elizabeth Bennet. Following a relaxing social hour with cash bar from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, we will join together for the Saturday evening meal in the elegant and spacious Grand Ballroom. Our banquet menu can be seen below.


Grilled Asparagus Salad (V, GF, DF)
asparagus, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, radish, vinaigrette


Cumin Crusted Salmon (GF)
purple cauliflower, parsnip cream, chermoula, lemon sauce

Cabernet Braised Short Rib (GF)
parsnip cream, crispy Brussels sprouts, parmesan

Eggplant Involtini (V, GF, DF, VG)
braised quinoa, vine ripened tomato sauce


Pear Almond Tart with Apricot Glaze (V)

V- vegetarian
GF – gluten free
DF – dairy free
VG – vegan

The banquet will conclude with a promenade to see and be seen in all our finery! The ball will follow, and dancing will commence under the expert eye of our caller, Tom Tumbusch, with music provided by Old Fezziwig's Band. Dances for the ball will be selected from the following list. (Our caller will make a final selection—but the selected dances will all rely on an easily learned repertoire of steps.)

If dancing does not suit your fancy, you can play a hand of whist, admire the creativity of our winning Young Filmmakers, and put your wits to the test during an Austen-themed Pub Quiz!