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CHI (P) - Meet and Eat! - Lunch at Ema in River North

Our October lunch will be held at Ēma, a Mediterranean restaurant in Chicago’s River North area showcasing Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter California style of cooking.
At the core of the menu are spreads, dips and mezze, Mediterranean small plates meant for sharing. Signature dishes include Hummus w/ Lamb Ragu, Pan-Roasted Romanesque Cauliflower, House-made Stracciatella, Green Falafel with Tzatziki, Grilled Octopus with Fingerlings, and Lamb & Beef Kefta Kebabs.

Orange County-born, Chef CJ Jacobson's craft revolves around hyper-seasonal, local California ingredients, where foraging plays a main part in the flavor profiles he creates in the kitchen. Since his culinary career launch in 2004, he has starred in two seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef, won 2014 Top Chef Duels and spent ample time cooking with acclaimed chefs in many notable kitchens across California and Chicago.

When: Monday Oct. 30, 12:15 PM until 1:30 PM
Where: Located in Hyatt Place Chicago/River North
74 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

We’ve reserved space for 12 members.  Sign up now or join the waitlist.


**Please come prepared to pay for your own meal with cash or credit card.


Due to limited capacity of this event, please be respectful of your fellow members and register only if you plan to attend.  If you do need to cancel, please cancel as early as possible so that someone on the waitlist can join us.  Thank you!

Monday, October 30, 2023, 12:15 PM until 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Ema at Hyatt Place Chicago
74 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL  
Additional Info:
Bonnie Krasny
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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