Dunes Dinner Club—A Thought Provoking Dining Experience

  • Dunes Learning Center 700 Howe Road Chesterton, IN, 46304 United States

Our second pop-up dinner offers food for thought with a short but provocative documentary film plus a four-course dinner. Enjoy 58 day aged New York strip steak cooked to order and served with a port Demi sauce, gingered baby carrots, and Brie loaded mashed potatoes. Roasted butternut squash bisque, salad, beverage selections including wine and Hunter's Brewing Meridian IPA, and decadent Frangelico chocolate pudding complete the menu, which includes a vegan green curry option. Tickets are $60 per person, or two for $100. Your purchase price includes a tax-deductible donation to support Dunes Learning Center environmental education programs. Space is limited. Reserve online before February 19th >

About the movie:
The Land (2015) is a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in a Welsh "adventure” playground.  At The Land children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own. View the movie trailer >

“In half an hour this film will change everything you think you believe ... In scene after natural scene the truth becomes obvious: With a little bit of creativity, empathy and guidance, children can be freed to experience a much more fun, adventurous and fulfilling childhood.”
— Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic

About the chefs:
Chefs Tom Boldt and Josh Olson bring fine dining experience from restaurants across the country, including Commander’s Palace and Bayona in New Orleans, Charlie Trotter’s and Gibson’s Steak House in Chicago and 54 Main Bistro in Hobart, to Dunes Learning Center. They have donated their time to bring this fine dining experience to our Cowles Lodge and benefit Dunes Learning Center.

Thank you to event partners, Lakeshore Public Media and Whole Foods Schererville. Note: In case of weather emergency, the event will be rescheduled for Friday, March 3rd