Dubbed the Culinary Garage Sale & Bake Sale, bargain hunters can expect to find “treasures” (think glassware, menus, artwork) and kitchen tools and equipment (knives, saute pans, etc.) from noted chefs' restaurants throughout the country, including Grant Achatz’s Alinea, Rick Bayless’ test kitchen and Frontera Grill, NAHA and Charlie Trotter’s, as well as cookbooks galore and Abby Mandel's cookie-cutter collection. The sale benefits Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago Scholarship and the Green City Market Farmer Education Programs.
And rare is the bake sale that draws on the talents of more than two dozen pastry chefs, but that’s what’s slated for the “Old-Fashioned Bake Sale,” with treats from Hoosier Mama Paula Haney, Café des Architectes Patrick Fahy, Bittersweet’s Judy Contino, Gale Gand, Hot Chocolate’s Mindy Segal, Nightwood’s Matthew Rice, Prairie Fire’s Sarah Stegner, Publican’s Sam Radov and Vanille Patisserie’s Keli Fayard, plus such sweet spots as Bake, Convito Café & Market, Eli's Cheesecake, Flora, Floriole, Fox and Obel, French Pastry School, Les Dames D'Escoffier, Lucilia's Homemade, NAHA, Nicole's Crackers, Rustic Tarts, Sweet Girl Desserts, Tekla Cheese, Two Birds and Vie.
Details? It’s “cash and carry” and runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at NAHA, 500 N. Clark St.; 312-321-6242.