Lemon: Chicago, an exclusive culinary event benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), was held August 10, 2015 and raised an amazing $300,000 for pediatric cancer research. Hosted by local chefs Paul Kahan (Blackbird, The Publican) and Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia), and restaurateur Donnie Madia (One Off Hospitality), the event brought together 26 renowned chefs from across the country to prepare and serve a one-of-a-kind meal to an individual table of guests.
The 200 guests in attendance enjoyed unique fare from culinary superstars in the elegant surroundings of the Art Institute of Chicago. Among the highlights from the evening were a live auction, during which a trip to Mauves, France went for $22,000. The Fund-a-Cure portion of the evening, in which guests could contribute directly to medical research looking for better treatments and cures for childhood cancers, raised more than $20,000.
The next Lemon: Chicago event will take place in 2017. Sign up here to be notified about the event!