David Sweeney, Paul Calvert, and Sarah O’Brien to host Thankful Harvest Supper

Benefiting the Grant Park Farmers Market
David Sweeney
Courtesy of Andrew Thomas Lee
David Sweeney

Paper Plane’s Paul Calvert, David Sweeney (previously of the Bakery at Cakes & Ale and Dynamic Dish), and the Little Tart Bakeshop’s Sarah O’Brien are hosting a Thankful Harvest Dinner at Octane Coffee in Grant Park November 16. Benefiting the Grant Park Farmers Market, the event will be a German-themed four-course meal with beverage pairings.

“We wanted to avoid Thanksgiving-related food as much as possible,” Sweeney says.

The event, which costs $115 per person and starts at 6 p.m., can accommodate about sixty guests for a “warm, relaxing, family-style and plated meal,” he says.

Ingredients will be supplied by market farmers. Menu items include roasted broccoli soup with benne brittle, Bavarian-style sauerbraten, napkin dumplings, roasted beets with horseradish, orange, and caraway, and a local pecan tart with crème fraiche.

Calvert is serving two cocktails: Tart Breaker (rye whiskey, lemon, campari, pecan, sorghum, and salt), and Mending a Puncture (dry gin, orange, lemon, honey, fresh hops, and tonic), as well as a German Blaufrankish and an Austrian Pinot Blanc. Dessert will be paired with German Marzen beer.

“It’s truly a community-supported event,” Sweeney says.

Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/882286.