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People often fantasize about putting their dream dinner party together: what celebs they would invite to create an unforgettable experience of food, drinks, conversation and perhaps an impromptu performance or two, depending on the star. I had the same fantasy, with one tiny difference: I wanted my Dinner Party, through the magic of technology and social media to be open to everyone, almost like a flash mob, but it would be a flash Dinner Party.

So that’s what I did!

Now in its 4th year, on my monthly show, “The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano”, I invite 3 celebs of different domains and a known chef who cooks for them AND YOU,  the live audience of 150 Chicago foodies. Over food, drinks, dessert, celeb performances and Twitter, the conversations flow on this very popular, interactive show. Filmed live in front of a live audience and streaming live on The Chicago Sun Times “Splash” website before going to TiVO,  youtube and TheDinnerParty.TV , “The Dinner Party” brings up close and personal, unscripted conversations about the creative process and current celeb projects to more people through an interactive dialogue and feast for the senses.

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With this fun and entertaining platform, we touch on hot topics, music, TV & films, current events and anything else that comes up! Audience members share in the food, drinks and conversations by tweeting in questions making this a truly interactive and dynamic “Dinner Party.”  Many in the audience stay after the show to chat with celebs. As you know, the best conversations happen over dinner, which is why “The Dinner Party” is sometimes a radio show on WGN Radio.

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On January 12, join me, your host, Elysabeth Alfano,  Saturday Night Live alum Julia Sweeney, legendary Anchorman and “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” star, Bill Kurtis, a mystery guest and Rockit Ranch Superstar Chef, Kevin Hickey for an interactive night you will never forget on the next “The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano.”  Get your tickets by clicking HERE

A $45 ticket ( ) includes “The Dinner Party” show, a Lagunitas beer tasting, Nellcôte Bread and Roth Cheese, Lifeway Kefir Frozen Treat, and a large tasting of Clam Stew with Homemade Oyster Crackers and of Braised Tallgrass Beef Brisket from extraordinary Chef Kevin Hickey. For the Vegetarians in the house, you can buy a $25 ticket that does not include the two tasting from Chef Hickey.

I hope to see you on January 12 at the next “The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano.”  Be sure to stay and say hi after the show!

Also, share this post with your friends to let them know about this unique experience and be sure to follow me at @DinnerPartyChgo on Twitter and Elysabeth Alfano and The Dinner Party on Facebook for the latest updates on future shows.  You can also subscribe to my podcast “The Dinner Party Podcast with Elysabeth Alfano,” featuring off-the-cuff celeb and chef conversations over food from restaurants all around town by subscribing at or send  me an email to !

Looking forward to connecting soon at “The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano” or on social media.  As you know, the best conversations happen over Dinner!

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