Diaspora Dinners
Diaspora Dinners
Chicago-based pop-up dinner series that explores the food and history of the Jewish Diaspora.
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Jewish Christmas Dinner

Tis the season for the intersection of Chinese food and Ashkenazi classics. This dinner carries on the age old tradition of American Jews getting Chinese food on Christmas.

The meal is hosted by Rachel Ellison (Bat Sarah Press) with food by Chris Reed (The Rice Table) and Dylan Maysick (formerly of Front Room Donuts). Join us for dinner on Saturday, December 22nd.

Purchase tickets here:


*Exact location will be released via digital receipt upon ticket purchase.*


pickles, deli and Szechuan styles
dried fruit 
seeded matzo with spreads

scallion pancake challah
whiskey or Dr. Brown's soda

orange chicken with tahini noodles and toasted sesame seeds
Szechaun peppercorn brisket
mapo tofu

roasted beet salad with herbs and nuts 
hot and sour soup (matzo balls on the side, as needed)
spicy, garlicky green beans 
bountiful rice 

cheesecake egg rolls with tart cherry jam
rugelach with orange jam and almond dust
chocolate babka slices 
almond cookies

Earlier Event: December 5
Intro to Deli