Thursday, August 5, 2010

Safe and Sound Dinners

My friend Lisa Williams, an allergen-free chef who blogs at Lisa Cooks Allergen-Free, is hosting a Safe and Sound dinner in Chicago on August 24th.

If you’re not familiar with Lisa’s dinners, here’s the low-down:

Lisa collaborates with chefs at great restaurants in the Chicago area to design a menu that is gluten-free and free of the top eight allergens. Everything is carefully prepared to avoid contamination.

Lisa started these dinners after she was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, and wanted to find a way to help others with the same problem. She says, “I believe that having food allergies doesn’t keep you from enjoying exciting and flavorful foods. The Safe & Sound Dinners provide a format so everyone can enjoy restaurant dining without worry.”

Chicago is renowned for it’s fine dining, and Lisa picks only the best. This time around, the dinner is at ZED 451 in downtown Chicago. ZED 451’s chef, Patrick Quackenbush, will create a complete dinner menu that is gluten-free and allergen-free. There will also be other signature dishes that do contain some allergens. Check out the whole menu at Lisa’s website.

I’m getting hungry just looking at the menu. But wait – it gets even better – no one goes home empty-handed. Lisa puts together a killer goodie-bag with allergen-free and gluten-free samples and info from vendors.

If you are planning to be in the Chicago on the 24th, this is something you won’t want to miss! Register at


Lisa Williams said...

Thanks for the post, it's a great dinner, I am so happy to be able to help allergenistas enjoy a night out on the town!

Colette said...

Lisa, I'm sure it will be awesome - I wish I could join you!