SERES and Foodscapes come together to bring you this unique dining experience that aims to inspire action, discussion and thought in the progressive Chicago North Side space the Rib Cage.
A multi-course interactive storytelling feast with corn as the featured ingredient under the roof of The Rib Cage. We follow the route of corn from seed to table and discuss the journey it takes and the impact this journey has on the world.
Plus video screenings of Project SERES youth leaders in Central America
IMLI POPCORN – Tamarind popcorn
IZQUITL – Warm corn salad with garlic lime aioli, cotija cheese, cilantro and smoked chile pequin powder
GREEN GAZPACHO SWEET CORN GLASS CHIP
PUFFED CORN BHEL PURI – Puffed corn tossed with mint chutney, green mango, purple potato and sweet tamarind served in a Gujrati newspaper
BLUE CORN HUITLACOCHE QUESADILLA – Hand made blue corn tortillas hug the corn fungus known as huitlacoche along with melted chihuahua cheese served with Soul Cocina salsa
POZOLE VERDE – This classic Mexican slow cooked hominy stew is tinted green from roasted tomatillos, serrano chiles and braised greens
HUSHPUPPIES & MALA SAUCE – Hot corn kernel fritters with a numbing chile and sichuan peppercorn sauce
CHEESY SOFRITO SHRIMP N GRITS – Garlicy prawns sauteed with simmered peppers and tomatoes over stone ground grits cooked in a cauldron with milk and cheese.
SALT CARAMEL AND CORN CREME BRULEE
Suggested donation of $50-$100 to go towards the food sovereignty work of SERES and Foodscapes in Central America.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds