At Blackbird, we are true believers in elegance through freedom. Freedom of interpretation, which often happens upon creating a culinary experience through art. Each year, we look to collaborate with an artist on a private, one-night dinner, during which our Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Pfeiffer, creates a menu that evokes the same depth of emotion and feeling as our featured artist's work.

This season, we've collaborated with artist Danielle Klinenberg to create an evening lush with her large-scale abstract paintings, and Ryan's and team's interpretation of her pieces. The menu we've created is meant to incite feeling and allow the guest to have their own reaction to both the images they'll be observing and the chef's interpretation of the art.

While guests hear the artwork's origin stories from Danielle, they'll enjoy a six-course dinner interpretation of the art. See below for menu (subject to change based on seasonal availability of ingredients).


- menu -


apple. trout roe. hazelnut. consomme

n.v Chateau Langlois, Cremant De Loire Rose


fregola sarda. cherry stone clam. mussel

2013 Domaine Landron ‘Le Fief Du Breil’ Muscadet


octopus. beet

2014 Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia Viognier


confit chicken. saffron. wheat beer

2014 Couly-Dutheil ‘Clos De l’Echo’ Chinon


beef. smoked mole. kuri squash

2011 Andrew Will ‘Two Blondes Vineyard’ Yakima Valley


pear. eggplant. sesame

n.v. Pineau des Charentes, Jean-Luc Pasquet


Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Reception: 6:00pm | Dinner: 6:30pm

Tickets: $175 (inclusive of tax & gratuity)

Seats are limited. To secure tickets, please visit: 

or contact | 312.496.0012.