Ladychef Night at West Town Tavern

The "why are there no great female chefs?" conversation has been raging in 2010 from coast to coast, but in Chicago, we've got a great crop of ladies who can cook serious food, and on May 16, we are showing it off. West Town Tavern is hosting their 14th annual "Girl Food Dinner," on May 16, with each course prepared by a different woman chef. This year's lineup:

Crispy Oyster BLT
Chef Karen Armijo
The Gary Comer Youth Center
Poached Halibut in a Pho Broth with Rice Noodles.
Chef Nadia Tilkian
Maijean Restaurant
Pomegranate-Plum Glazed Duck Salad
Chef Jackie Shen
Red Light Restaurant
Crisp Smoked Goat Ravioli with Green Garlic Jus
Chef Stephanie Izard
Girl and the Goat
Braised Waygu Beef Shortrib with Morels, Black Pepper Risotto,
Truffle and Pickled Lemon
Chef Susan Goss
West Town Tavern
Olive Oil Gelato Sundae, Caramelized Almonds, Sea Salt
Chef Jesse Oloroso
Black Dog Gelato

Buy your tickets here, and thanks to Chicagoist for the tip.

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