Chef Gilford Parker, Executive Chef of Parker Catering 10, will be here to give a hands-on demonstration of a popular dessert in Black American culture- banana pudding. Once a summertime favorite, this dessert has become a staple at Black American family and social gatherings. Come learn all about how to make this super easy dessert in this hands-on demonstration. Chef Parker is a Le Cordon Bleu trained professional chef who specializes in multi-cultural private events. Thursday, Feb 2 • 11:30am • $5M/$7.50NM
History Matters: The Underground Railroad in Lake County
Award-winning author and local historian Nancy Schumm will trace the path, mythology, and facts surrounding the Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois, and particularly Lake County. Afterwards, stay for a lunch of southern baked chicken, soul food sides, beverage and dessert.
Wednesday, Feb 15 • 11:30am • $10M/$15NM
Black History Month Luncheon
Starring: "The Songstress" Adrienne Locke If you delight in the sizzling, sassy and stirring vocals that are the trademarks of such luminaries as Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson, Anita Baker and Phyllis Hyman then Adrienne Locke will secure your heart and throw away the key. Adrienne has sung professionally for over 25 years making quite a dazzling impression one pair of ears at a time. Rendering unique renditions of popular soul and R&B classics, she is a much respected vocalist among her peers. Soul food meal includes: smothered chicken, cornbread dressing, greens, beverage, and dessert.
Friday, Feb 17 • 12:00-2:00pm • $15M/$20NM
Black History Month Outing - House of Blues Gospel Brunch
We are excited to visit the House of Blues to witness their Gospel Brunch experience which includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show we will have the opportunity to partake in an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts, including their signature chicken and waffles! And if you’re in the mood, you just might end up on stage waving a napkin and dancing off some of that delicious cuisine! Afterwards, we will go to the DuSable Museum of African-American History, one of the country’s most esteemed institutions of Black history and culture.
Sunday, Feb 26 • Check-in 9:00am • Depart: 9:30am-2:30pm $65M/$70NM