Crosstown Culinary Classic

June 7, 2010

The two chefs actually are teaming up for this special baseball-themed dinner at the Seasons Restaurant to benefit Common Threads. The organization, founded by another Chicagoan Chef Art Smith, teaches children and teens the importance of nutrition and physical well-being and fosters an appreciation for cultural diversity through cooking. Common Threads touches nearly 1,000 children annually from Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods.

The evening – which has become a culinary tradition during the Crosstown series between the Sox and Cubs – begins at 6 p.m. with a Ballpark Reception showcasing Hickey and Kim's interpretations of favorite ballpark snacks. A silent auction will feature autographed sports memorabilia, culinary experiences and getaways. ABC 7's Jim Rose will be the special guest and emcee.

At 7:30p.m, Hickey and Kim will serve up a creative three-course dinner. The evening culminates with the Bleacher Sweets Reception featuring "Caramel Corn" "Funnel Cakes" and "Champagne and Beer Floats" and more.

Tickets are $150 for the event. Price includes gratuity. For reservations, call Common Threads at 312 329 2501 ext. 204 or visit

Friday, June 11
6 pm - Reception
7:30 pm - Dinner
Seasons Restaurant
120 E. Delaware Place
312.329 2501 ext. 204


Ballpark Reception:

Fried Hominy
Miniature Asian Meatball Sandwich
Rice Paper Roll with Soba Noodles and Lemongrass Chicken
Urban Belly & Bellyshack for The Cubs

Buffalo Sliders with Goat Cheddar and Burger Love
Wagyu Beef Hot Dogs with Homemade Everything
Korean BBQ Shortrib "Tacos", KimChee Salsa
Four Seasons Chicago for The White Sox


Olive Oil Poached Shrimp
Marinated Chinese Eggplant and Egg Noodles
Urban Belly & Bellyshack for The Cubs

Braised Rabbit and Smoked Bacon Agnolotti
Creamy Garden Peas, Fava Beans and Morels
Four Seasons Chicago/White Sox

Slow Roasted Pork Loin with Rice Cake Stew
Urban Belly & Bellyshack for The Cubs

Bleacher Sweets Reception
Caramel Corn, Funnel Cakes, Champagne & Beer Floats,
Cotton Candy, Valrhona Chocolate Fudgesicles & Little Turtle Sundaes
Four Seasons Chicago/White Sox

If you can't make it to the Crosstown Classic dinner, you can taste some of the chef's favorites at home. They're sharing recipes for these ballpark treats:

  • Asian Meatballs
  • Champagne Strawberry Bubble Float
  • Balsamic Ketchup, Beer Mustard and Pickle Relish
  • Valrhona Chocolate Fudgesicles
  • Caramel Pop Corn
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