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Two (2) nights’ luxury accommodations at The Gwen Hotel in Chicago, Illinois for two (2) couples
A progressive chef’s tasting dinner starting at Brindille and ending at Kostali by chef Carrie Nahabedian at
     The Gwen Hotel for four (4) people
Transportation from Brindille to The Gwen Hotel for four (4) people

While other kids were watching cartoons, Carrie Nahabedian was tuned in to Julia Child on TV. While her exuberant cooking style was influenced by her Armenian ancestry, her early love of French food was reinforced by adult stints in the kitchens of Chicago’s Le Perroquet and Le Français. After opening Naha in 2000 with her cousin Michael, her Mediterranean dishes earned her a James Beard award and seven consecutive Michelin stars. In 2013 the cousins opened Brindille, focusing on refined French bistro fare and reminiscent of the most creative restaurants in Paris. Never a family to rest, she and Michael closed Naha in 2019 and reimagined it as Kostali in The Gwen Hotel.

The winning bidder’s party of four will enjoy two nights at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection hotel offering the very best in comfort and elegance. Their progressive dinner will begin at Brindille and culminates at Kostali, where they will revel in what Chef Carrie calls “a mixture of ethnicities”—culinary treats from cultures as diverse as North Africa, Italy, France and Spain. Accompanying their meal will be an equally interesting range of bottles selected by Michael. It will be an experience that expands their notion of what’s possible in the world of food and wine.

INSIDER’S INFO: Accommodations at The Gwen Hotel are subject to availability and offer (?) expires September 31, 2020. Certificate from The Gwen Hotel may not be redeemed for cash or other hotel services. Dinner reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Airfare, ground transportation outside of what is listed, tax and gratuity are not included.

DONORS: Carrie Nahabedian & Michael Nahabedian of Brindille in Chicago Illinois and The Gwen Hotel