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If you’re a foodie and love architecture, don’t miss this special opportunity to enjoy innovative food in a cutting edge space. Join us from 5:30—8pm at the new home of award-winning caterer Blue Plate and learn about the evolution of the Fulton Market neighborhood.

$85 CAF sustaining members and above
Larkin Hall - Home of Blue Plate Catering, 1362 W. Fulton St.*

Once a landscape of butchers and purveyors, Fulton Market has become one of Chicago’s hottest districts for development. Blue Plate Catering is among the companies investing in the area, with the construction of Larkin Hall, its new 3-story, 80,000-square-foot home on Fulton Street. A Blue Plate Catering representative will explain the design of the building and a CAF docent will describe the fascinating 150-year evolution of the Fulton-Randolph Market District, from food wholesaling and meatpacking to gourmet restaurants, technology hubs and art galleries.

The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner with innovative food, including a unique made-to-order soup siphon station where Blue Plate chefs infuse broths with aromatics and vegetables using a glass siphon to create a fresh, inventive and delicious meal. Guests will have an opportunity to talk with the chefs and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the tasting kitchen and rooftop event space.

Event Schedule

Cocktail hour with light hors d'oeuvres and tours
Remarks and docent presentation about the Fulton Market neighborhood
Dinner with siphon and spring roll stations

  • The entrance to the building is located on Ogden Ave.
  • Street parking is available, in addition to a parking lot directly across the street for $10.

This event is being offered as an exclusive invitation to sustaining level members and higher. Find out how to become a sustaining level member.