Connect with the women of the TMA. Please join us for an evening of food, drinks, conversation and laughter.
Please join the TMA NOW of the TMA Chicago / Midwest Chapter as they play hostess at a few of Chicago's best restaurants for the TMA NOW 2022 Dine-Around. What is a Dine-Around? It's a wonderful way to network with fellow TMA members in a small group setting while enjoying a delicious meal. The Dine-Around restaurant choices were handpicked by the TMA NOW Committee and are located in downtown Chicago, Lincoln Park, Rosemont and Old Orchard. Included in this year's restaurant options are Avec River North (Downtown Chicago), Bocadillo Market (Lincoln Park), Carlucci (Rosemont) and Roka Akor (Old Orchard).
Each of the four restaurants in the Dine-Around will be led by one or more TMA hosts. All reservations are at 5:30 p.m. Seats are limited and advance sign-up is required.
Registration for this event is free. Separate checks will be provided and each attendee is responsible for her bill and gratuity. While we understand that work emergencies may arise, we ask that you give at least a 24-hour notice to your host if you are unable to attend.
Registration is easy...just click here to email your selection to Sue Fischer.
Avec River North (Downtown Chicago)
141 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60654
Hostesses: Pauline Chow, Birch Lake Associates, LLC; Gail Holmberg, Fortium Partners
Description: Under the culinary direction of James Beard award-winning chef, Paul Kahan, Avec River North features flavors, aromas and cuisine of the sun-drenched islands of the Mediterranean from Greece to Spain.
Bocadillo Market (Lincoln Park)
2342 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
Hostess: Hee-Jin Yi, U.S. Bank
Description: Bocadillo Market is a Spanish-inspired restaurant by Chef James Martin recently opened. Enjoy a selection of tapas, paella, and other family-style traditional Spanish dishes in a contemporary and trendy open space.
*Special Note: Diners at this location will split the check evenly, given that it is difficult for the restaurant to issue individual checks as most of the dishes at Bocadillo Market are served family-style.
Carlucci Rosemont (Western Suburbs)
6111 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018
Hostess: Mary Alberts, Byline Bank
Description: Carlucci’s Tuscan inspired menu features selections made from quality ingredients that bring out the big bold flavors in each of its creations. At the same time, its innovative preparations are the same as those you would find at fabulous restaurants in Italy, where a dedication to simplicity is surpassed only by the pure enjoyment of love of food and life that is so important to the Italian culture.
Roka Akor (Old Orchard)
4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center Ste. C43, Skokie, IL 60077
Hostess: Michelle Novick, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Description: Located in Skokie, IL (a North Shore suburb of Chicago), on the east side of Westfield Old Orchard mall, Roka Akor is modern in approach, Japanese in spirit, and features a contemporary, chef-driven menu with dishes meant to be shared. Menu highlights include exquisite cuts of prime steak, rare Wagyu from various regions of Japan, grilled seafood, and sushi. Roka’s signature robata grill creates an experience you won’t find in any other steakhouse. Roka’s cuisine is complemented by signature cocktails, wine, sake, and an extensive and award-winning list of fine whiskies.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the date of the event (e-mail is acceptable). No cancellations will be accepted within 48 hours of the event. Substitutions are allowed and must be submitted in writing (e-mail is acceptable). The substitute must be from the same firm as the original registrant and, if the substitute is not a TMA Member, the difference in registration fee will be required. Please note that if you register for the event after the cancellation deadline has passed, you will not be eligible for a refund should you need to cancel your registration. The cancellation policy applies to all registrants regardless of when the registration is submitted. Registrants who fail to attend the event and do not provide written notice in accordance with these policies and deadlines are responsible for full payment.