10 Days to Corks & Crayons!

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Aug 15, 2013 No Comments ›› Melissa Graham

It’s that time of year again: In just one very short week- on August 25, 2013 from 4pm -7pm- all of us at Purple Asparagus are ecstatic to hold our 9th annual signature fundraiser, Corks and Crayons. Get ready for an afternoon of amazing tastings from 10 local Chicago chefs who are passionate about creating delectable dishes- and our cause!

We’re celebrating the 1,100+ children who we reached with our Adventures this last school year. They’re cooking, on average, 2-3 of our Delicious Nutritious recipes at home with their families, and more avid Adventurers are preparing at least 4-5 of our recipes!   And – this is huge- over 75% of our Adventurers want to learn more about – and eat more – fruits and veggies.

Some of Chicago’s best locavore chefs are contributing tastings, including Top Chef Contestants Heather Terhune (Sable) and Richie Farina (Moto).  Many fresh, nutritious and artful dishes await! We’re once again celebrating Corks and Crayons at the gorgeous Green House Loft, in the Green Exchange. Plus, Logan Pause of the Chicago Fire is hosting.

Corks and Crayons will also boast booze from Ale Syndicate brews, cocktails with Templeton Rye whiskey, Candid Wines- and delicious non-alcoholic beverages for the kids.

And we’ll provide much family fun, including a kids’ mini farmer’s market, tours of the LEED Certified Green Exchange, a photo booth, and an art experience from A Muse!  Bid on fabulous foodie items (and more!) for our silent auction and raffle prize drawings. We’ll have awesome items like cooking classes from Le Cordon Bleu, restaurant gift certificates (including Girl and the Goat, Vie, and Lula Cafe), and sports memorabilia!

We can’t wait to celebrate another year of successful Delicious Nutritious education! Hope to see you there! For additional questions or inquiries about the event, please visit www.corksandcrayons.com or email stephen@purpleasparagus.com.


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