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When people think of Wisconsin, they think of beer and cheese. But, did you know WI is the leading producer of cranberries? True story. What better way to celebrate the humble yet versatile cranberry than by showcasing 4 local chefs and food artisans in a breathtaking and inspiring design studio, Dream House Dream Kitchens.

Your $25 ticket includes cranberry themed small plates, snacks from local vendors, four beverage providers, crafts, and more!

At Connect Socially, Eat Locally, we are bringing together 150+ young professionals, local all-star Madison Chefs and vendors, along with thirst quenching beverage providers for a delish night of entertainment and fun! Chefs will be doing demonstrations and answering questions all night.

Guests will enjoy food and drink from:

Chef Dave Heide: Chef and owner of Liliana’s, Charlie’s On Main, and soon to open Little John’s, Chef Dave is the life of the party and always giving back.  A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, he has worked at a Michelin starred restaurant in California as well as several restaurants in the Madison area. If you haven’t stopped by one of his restaurants, I don’t know what you are waiting for!

Chef Doug Hamaker: Co-Owner of Forage Kitchen and part-owner of Roast Public House, Chef Doug makes food that is approachable and delicious. Both restaurants have seasonal menus, utilizing local, fresh ingredients.

Chef Lauren Montelbano: Surya Cafe, located in Perennial-Yoga in Fitchburg, is vegan cuisine at its best. Chef Lauren features the freshest, most unique flavors to appeal to vegan and non-vegan foodies. She committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all whom she serves.

Chef Laurel Burleson: Recently featured in Brava Magazine’s 2019 Women to Watch, Chef Laurel is the epitome of resourceful. She features “seconds” and foods that are deemed “ugly” at her every fittingly named food cart and catering business, The Ugly Apple Cafe. However, there is nothing ugly about the finished product. Local, delicious, and oftentimes healthy allow food lovers to enjoy what Chef Laurel is offering without feeling any guilt!

Local Food Artisans:

Lushlife Vegan Bakery: They are a Madison Wi. based Vegan Bakery that specialize in the best Vegan cake you’ll ever have. 100% Animal Free,and Plant Based!! LushLife Vegan Bakery will literally have you at the first bite! Wholesale, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Showers. LushLife is for EVERYONE!

Local Beverage Providers:

Flix Brewhouse: Flix Brewhouse is America’s only first-run Cinema Brewery. Stop and think about that for a minute — the best blockbuster movies, amazing on-site brewed beer and delectable hand-made food all crafted by serious movie-beer-food folks. For those who believe that movie going should be so much more than just staring at a screen, Flix Brewhouse is a game-changer.

Wisco Pop Beverage Co.: It started as a love story and and now has turned into organic, delicious sodas and sparkling water. You can find these refreshing beverages at local retailers and restaurants.

Natural Spirits, LLC: Beginning with our Cantaloupe Cream Liqueur in early 2017, Natural Spirits, LLC has focused on creating unique products using only natural flavors.  In late 2017, we introduced Mango and Maple Bourbon Barrel Coffee Cream Liqueur, along with Gingerbread Cream Liqueur as a seasonal offering!  We were proud to see Cantaloupe and Maple Bourbon Barrel Coffee Cream Liqueurs go on to win silver medals in the 2018 San Francisco International Spirits Competition, thought by many to be the most prestigious competition in the industry! Most recently, we created our new Honey Gin, which is a botanical focused, moderate juniper Gin, blended with raw, local honey.

Giant Jones Brewing Company: They are an independent, woman-owned, certified organic craft brewery whipping up flavorful, high abv beers (7 % abv and up), that will capture your imagination and your heart.