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Local author, Chris Garlington, Chef Efrain Cuevas, founder of Clandestino Dining, and Chef Lauren Parton, Chef de Cuisine of Clandestino Dining, will be featured guests on 190 North on October 30. Filmed on location during a dinner at the secret location of the famous supper club with 190 North host Janet Davies.

 

Chicago, IL – Don’t blame 190 host Janet Davies if she looks a little nervous during her Oct. 30 broadcast—she’d just been Eating Vincent Price with local author and blogger, Chris Garlington, and the famous chefs of Clandestino Dining, Efrain Cuevas and Lauren Parton.

Filmed during one of Clandestino’s new Monday night dinners, Davies interviewed the crew at an abandoned convent somewhere in Chicago. The setting and theme was perfect for their Halloween special and Davies wasted no time in taking advantage of the creepy-elegant setting.

But it was really the dinner, the writer, and the cooks she was there for.

Eating Vincent Price is the newest project from Chicago food writer, Christopher Garlington, co-author of The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats, from Lake Claremont Press, who will cook his way through the venerable cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recipes, by Vincent and Mary Price, published in 1965.

Since Garlington couldn’t cook his way out of a wet paper sack, he reached out to Cuevas of Clandestino Dining, who had been looking for a theme for his Monday night family style dinners. Cuevas presented the idea to his Chef de Cuisine, Lauren Parton, who took one look at Garlington and gave the project a solid eight long minutes of life before he cut his arm off.

America’s most famous horror star, Price was also a dedicated foodie. His book, A Treasury of Great Recipes, contains recipes from all the greatest restaurants in the world from the early 60s. After dining in each one, Price convinced the chef to give him the recipes from the day’s menu. Popular enough to go through five printings, the Treasury eventually went out of print—and became a legend.

Every other Monday night, Parton, Cuevas, and Garlington serve a dinner lifted directly from the Treasury to a group of 25 to 30 diners. The ingredients are locally sourced by Cuevas and Parton who have long standing relationships with some of Illinois’ best organic farmers. Like all Clandestino dinners, the Price events are secret suppers. Guests purchase their tickets on-line then are informed 48 hours before dinner of the menu and the location.

The next Eating Vincent Price dinner will be on Oct. 24 at 7pm.

For more information about Eating Vincent Price, please contact Christopher Garlington at (773) 480–0121.

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