Top Chef’s Sarah Grueneberg Hosting Global Fund for Children Charity Event at Chicago’s Spiaggia

The food served will focus on world cuisine with an Italian twist

Sarah Greuenberg

Chef Sarah Grueneberg, best known for her impressive run on 2012’s Top Chef: Texas and for her current position as head chef at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants, Spiaggia, will be hosting a charity dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 31 to benefit the Global Fund for Children.

"The Global Fund for children is such a great organization because not only do they help vulnerable children all over the world, their goal is to also bring sustainability to these countries, which is very important to me," Grueneberg told The Daily Meal. "Creating the menu was a challenge, because it’s inspired by cuisine from seven countries to celebrate the organization’s global reach, but I’m blending it with Italian cooking."

Some examples of the global cuisine with an Italian twist that attendees can look forward to? Arancini filled with chorizo and squash, influenced by Panama’s rice dishes; Aleppo pepper-marinated lamb shoulder braised with an Italian chick pea ragù, influenced by Syria; shrimp-filled ravioli finished with coconut milk, influenced by Thai dumplings; and for dessert, an Italian millefoglie, influenced by Hungarian apple strudel.

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Tickets sell for $250; to purchase tickets call or email Edward Skinner at (2020 222-0829, Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on a private dinner with chef Gruenberg, a signed chef’s jacket, and more.