Friday June 23: 5-Course Summer Solstice Vegan Dinner

As we just cross the official line into summer, we’re very happy to cook a wonderful 5-course vegan meal to honor the occasion! We’ll be using some late spring ingredients that are at their peak, while using some of the early summer ingredients that have become available. If the weather is permitting, perhaps we’ll have…

Sunday June 25, Noon: Vegan Cheesemaking Class

We’ll be spilling a lot of our secrets for making our vegan cheeses, you’ll be able to make them in a hands on way, and then we’ll also use them to make a nice lunch! From making rejuvulac, to culturing cashew, to making meltable vegan mozzarella, we’ll do it together each step of the way….

Valentines Day Aphrodisiac Dinner @ Moonlight Vulture!

We had so much fun with the NYE dinner we had at Moonlight Vulture, that a Vegan Valentines Day Aphrodisiac Menu sounds very appropriate! We’ll be serving 5 courses of delectable dishes, each with ingredients and textures rumored to have aphrodisiac qualities. Do they work? We’ll let you be the judge of that. This dinner…

The Spices Dinner!

My first joyful experience of cooking was when I was attempting (poorly) to make Indian food. I was enchanted by using half a dozen spices I’d never encountered before, and just smelling them made me feel like I was traveling someplace new. This dinner is an homage to great spices; whether they are from Turkey,…

German-inspired Feast

My last name is Schuder, and I’m obviously of German heritage. I grew up eating a lot of German food, but never truly appreciated it until I spent 10 years cooking and living in California, only to move back to the Midwest and brave another winter. Now I crave it with a vengeance. Not only…

Brunch!

The different brunches and dinners that we prepare can be found right here. But let me take a minute to tell you about how we approach brunch… Much of my inspiration for preparing brunch comes from working with Amaryll Schwertner, chef of Boulette’s Larder.  She was a Chez Panisse alumni who pioneered so much of what…

Upcoming Feasts at the Humboldt House

If you’re interested in seeing menus for all of our upcoming events, you can find that here. If you want to know more about the space, and what we do, read on… We create epic vegan dinners, brunches, and simple family-style dinners out of our lovely house right off Humboldt Park in Chicago. Some meals…

Fancy Plants Catering

  We love cooking for special parties, and love working together with others to create a fantastic experience. More to come on this as soon as we develop it, but if you have any inquiries, feel free to use our contact form to get a hold of us. -Kevin, and Fancy Plants Catering

Avant Garden

So often, the term ‘vegan’ conjures images of barefoot hippies munching on granola and acai bowls. This meal aims to deconstruct, scramble, electrify, and reconfigure that notion, as we drag that old stereotype kicking and screaming into the modern age.