No matter what Mommy told you, the Epcot buffet was not a realistic sample of global cuisine.
Feasting with a well-traveled chef sounds more promising.
Start with a dinner party, courtesy of Culinary Gatherings. Round up eight to fourteen hungry friends, and Chicago native Kasey Passen comes to your home with seasonal ingredients, cooking equipment, and recipes inspired by her frequent globe-trotting, then cooks a meal.
A four-month stint in Tuscany influenced dishes like flaky tuna and roasted turnip fettuccini; red quinoa tabbouleh with roasted seasonal vegetables, feta, and pomegranate molasses vinaigrette nods to a trip to Israel. (Every menu is customizable.) Passen walks you through techniques and tricks, and tells stories along the way.
You’ll travel to Asia, Morocco, Spain, and beyond — without leaving your kitchen.
It’s a small world after all.
Culinary Gatherings (312-447-1354 or culinarygatherings.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Culinary Gatherings