Sunday, May 5 – 6:00 p.m. – Explorers Club


Executive Chef Dan Varga

Six-course dinner with wine pairings. Accompanied by a fashion show of the garments that inspired the recipes.

COURSE ONE: “Industrial Nature”
The first course is light and full of seasonal flavors. Pickled artichokes, oven-dried heirloom tomatoes, and local greens adorn a lavash flatbread structure. Drizzled with tarragon vinaigrette.

Inspired by Jacquar Jean-Jacques

COURSE TWO: “Alice in Wonderland”
The Mad Hatter would be crazy about Chef Dan’s fresh, black-and-white-striped Pappardelle pasta, filled with funky fungi, tossed in house-made roasted garlic vin blanc sauce, and served over baby kale.

Inspired by Madeleine Etter for Phyllis + Hazel


COURSE THREE: “White Trash Royalty”
Start with a rich, buttery faux gras patty. Top it with house-cured bacon and a quail egg. Smother it with tart cherry ketchup and arugula pesto. Then nestle it on a brioche bun and serve with a side of truffle fries. You’ve never had such a sophisticated slider.

Inspired By Kelli Martin for Anti.Label

INTERMEZZO: Watermelon Foam

COURSE FOUR: “50’s TV Dinner”
Settle in for a wholesome bite of old-fashioned comfort food, including perfectly petite portions of vegan Salisbury steak, creamed corn, and buttermilk mashed potatoes, chased by a made-from-scratch mini cupcake.

Inspired by Crys Darling for Label Yourself

COURSE FIVE: “Vintage Quality”
Rich, savory flavors and textures are the key note of this traditional dish. Lamb Wellington (lamb layered with roasted pepper “organza” and baked in a puff pastry) is drizzled with petite syrah reduction and served with pommes boulangere.
Inspired by Betsy Stevenson for Elizabeth Ashleigh Designs

COURSE SIX: “Lavender Avant Garde”
Dessert is both sweet and structural, with lavender blueberry mousse over chocolate planks, with merengue pearls and berries.
Inspired by Esther Myong Hall for Torn Angel

Let your inner foodie and fashionista
come out and play together.

Seating is extremely limited. Purchase tickets now.

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Join emcees Johnny DiLoretto and Kelli Martin for this unique fundraiser dinner.


Ticket price of $74 includes six courses with wine pairings and
fashion show.

Proceeds to fund Alternative Fashion Week 2013, with a portion donated to CHA Animal Shelter.

Alternative Fashion Mob is a program of the 501 (c) (3) organization, Cross-Media Collective.