Highlights from last night’s Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano will be up shortly. Until then, check out the funniest moments from the last 4 years of “The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano”: the celebrity, round-table, talk show over food – unlike anything else! Alfano invites 3 celebs who don’t know each other (actors, comedians, musicians, directors, authors) and a prominent chef who cooks for them and the live audience. Over food, wine, and a few performances and cooking demos, the unscripted conversations (and the unexpected!) flow.

Bringing in the energy of a live audience, the timely love of food, cooking and hot chefs, the intimate connecting with celebrities and Alfano’s innate ability to bring out the celebs’ true character, “The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano” is a unique, re-imagined, entertaining and off-the-cuff kind of talk show and experience.

Recent Dinner Party Highlights!

Actor Mark Ruffalo talks openly with me about acting, politics, and his favorite snack just minutes before receiving the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Did you miss the June 1 Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano featuring special guest Joe Mantegna?  Check out the show below.  And mark your calendars for the next Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano on September 14.

And listen to my latest podcast on The Dinner Party To Go with Elysabeth Alfano featuring Chef Grant Achatz on seeking out the impossible, his work ethic and how tongue cancer made him a better chef.

You can also catch a highlight from the April 6th Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano in which Photographer Sandro Miller talks about turning John Malkovich into Marilyn Monroe.

Pull up a chair and some munchies and join William H. Macy, Chef Heather Terhune of Sable in Chicago and me, your host of The Dinner Party, Elysabeth Alfano. We discuss the new, season 5 of Shameless, Macy’s return to Chicago, his new efforts in directing and the creative process in and out of the kitchen.

Actor John Mahoney (“Say Anything,” “Frasier,” Steppenwolf) talks to me about his craft and career on my most recent podcast. John will be hosting the 125th Gala Celebration of the Auditorium Theatre on December 9.

Listen to my off-the-cuff interview with Macy Gray. We talk funky spaghetti, her life as an artist and accepting her distinctive voice.

In the interim, enjoy my interview with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan. In a candid and warm conversation, we discuss the decline of Rock ‘n’ Roll, what it takes for an artist to get their work out in public, counter culture’s perception of him and, of course, wrestling.


To listen to my “The Dinner Party To Go” podcast with Food Network’s Jeff Mauro and American Idol’s Phillip Phillips, click here. To hear my podcast with George Wendt when we belly up to the Trenchermen Bar with Exec. Chef Pat Sheerin, click here.  If you would like to hear “The Dinner Party To Go” podcast with Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Chef PSaltis of RPM Steak, click here.

Enjoy my interview with Academy Award winner, Woody Allen on the Metropolitan Capital Bank sponsored red carpet for his new film, “Magic in the Moonlight”.

Check out my interview with Academy Award winner Kevin Kline on the red carpet of the Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala before receiving the Career Achievement Award.  The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates its 50th year!  Happy Birthday CIFF! (And don’t miss the end of the interview when he lets us in on the secrets to a successful marriage!)

Enjoy my interview with Morgan Freeman on the red carpet just moments before receiving the coveted Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center. He lets me in on a love life secret! Below, find my interview with Hollywood director, Jon Turteltaub, who may just hire me! Ha!

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