CANCELED – Forest to Mansion Dinner

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. In an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Allerton has adopted policies laid out by the University of Illinois, including canceling events. At this time, there is no alternative date. If you have already registered, watch your email for information about a refund.

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Join us along with seven local, talented chefs for our 7th annual Forest to Mansion Dinner! This delicious seven-course meal will be prepared using foraged ingredients collected from the forest and fields of Allerton Park paired perfectly with specialty produced beer, beertails, and fresh bread. Among the expected wild ingredients are wild mustard, Allerton nettles, mushrooms, spruce tips, and more! This is one unique dining experience you (and your stomachs!) don’t want to miss.

From 3:30 – 4:40pm enjoy a cocktail hour featuring a cash bar and opportunities to explore the Mansion and mingle with guests.
Then, from 4:30 – 7:00 pm dinner is served! (View the menu here)


Thirty (30) lucky dinner attendees may also attend a Foraging Hike four days prior to the Dinner on Wednesday, April 22nd from 5 – 7 pm. Participants will spend the evening hiking through the early spring forest with Allerton Natural Areas staff and local chefs, learning what they can and cannot eat while also enjoying the sights and sounds of spring! Items collected on the hike will be used in the April 26th Forest to Mansion Dinner.

If you plan to attend, be sure to reserve your spot – tickets are limited; simply add “Add on: Foraging Hike” tickets along with your dinner tickets during checkout. *You must attend the Forest to Mansion dinner to attend the Foraging Hike.


Apr 26 2020


Hike: April 22, 5-7pm
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 26 2020
  • Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm



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