Past Dinner Parties


Joe Mantegna, Bela Gandhi, Jon McDaniel and Chef Gawronski
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The Dinner Party returned to City Winery on June 1 with something special in conjunction with Columbia College Film Department: Chef Chris Gawronski of Acanto cooked for Actor JOE MANTEGNA, relationship expert, Bela Gandhi, Sommelier Jon McDaniel, host Elysabeth Alfano AND the audience on a night dedicated to talking movies, music, love, food and wine: Read more…

the April 6 Dinner Party
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Did you miss the sold out April 6th Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano? Highlights coming soon. Don’t miss out again! Make sure you get tix for the June 1 Dinner Party with special guest famed actor JOE MANTEGNA. Tix here! The Dinner Party returns to City Winery on June 1 with something special in conjunction Read more…

The February 16 Dinner Party
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The next Dinner Parties are April 6th and May 11th. Mark your calendars. Tix available soon. Until then, watch The highlights of the Feb 16 Dinner Party with Destiny’s Child Superstar and pop singer, Michelle Williams, former host of “The Doctors”, current Rachael Ray weekly Medical Contributor and author, Dr. Ian Smith, Hollywood Director, Cathryn Read more…

The January 12 Dinner Party
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The January 12th Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano SOLD OUT. The next is February 16. BUY TIX HERE. Chef Guillermo Tellez of Tippling Hall cooks for Gospel singer and Destiny’s Child star, Michelle Williams, host of “The Doctors”, author and Rachel Ray Contributor, Dr. Ian Smith, Hollywood Director of “Muffintop: A Love Story”, Cathryn Michon, Read more…

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

The December 1 Dinner Party
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Did you miss the December 1 Dinner Party. Watch the full show, highlights and performances below! GET TIX for the January 12th Dinner Party! Rock Star Chef Kevin Hickey of Bottlefork and The Duck Inn cooks for Saturday Night Live’s Julia Sweeney, Legendary Anchorman Bill Kurtis, a mystery guest and YOU! I will host as Read more…

Joffrey Ballet’s Ashley Wheater, Football Star Sami Grisafe, Film Dir. Joe Swanberg: Dinner Party
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Find out what Joffrey Ballet’s Ashley Wheater, Football Star/Singer Sami Grisafe & Film Director Joe Swanberg have in common on The Dinner Party hosted by Elysabeth Alfano featuring Chef Paul Virant of Vie, Perennial Virant and Vistro. The Cecy Santana Band was the opening act. Watch below! BUY TIX! The next Dinner Party is December Read more…

The September 23 Dinner Party
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Did you miss the last Dinner Party with Jerry Springer, Lisa Madigan, Bill Zwecker and Chef Bruce Sherman? Watch below and make sure to mark your calendars for the next Dinner Party on October 27 (BUY TIX HERE! ) at City Winery with Michelin Star Chef, Paul Virant of Vie and Perennial Virant, Artistic Director Read more…

The July 10 Dinner Party
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The next Dinner Parties are at City Winery on September 23rd and October 27th. Tix on sale soon. Mark your calendars! Did you miss the July 10th Dinner Party at Taste of Chicago in Grant Park? If so, watch the full show or highlights below. Guests were famed actor George Wendt, Tony Award Nominee Felicia Read more…

The May 12 Dinner Party
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The next Dinner Party is July 10th in Grant Park as part of Taste of Chicago in the upscale Chef du Jour tent with famed chef Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia. Tickets on sale now here! Did you miss the last Dinner Party. Watch it below featuring WILCO drummer and composer/percussionist Glenn Kotche, Chef Pete of Read more…