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Downers Grove venue to welcome Chef Rick Bayless at 'For the Love of Frida' gala

College of DuPage Foundation to host Valentine Day benefit

James Beard Award-winning Chicago chef Rick Bayless will guide guests on a delicious Mexican cuisine adventure inspired by artist Frida Kahlo.
James Beard Award-winning Chicago chef Rick Bayless will guide guests on a delicious Mexican cuisine adventure inspired by artist Frida Kahlo.

DOWNERS GROVE – “For the Love of Frida,” a benefit gala with special guest chef Rick Bayless, will deliver a delicious valentine in Downers Grove in anticipation of the “Frida Kahlo 2020” exhibition coming to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage from June to August.

The Valentine’s Day gala will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14 at Esplanade Lakes, 3500 Lacey Road in Downers Grove.

Tickets cost $325, a news release stated.

The College of DuPage Foundation, in support of the McAninch Arts Center and the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, will host one of the cultural and culinary events of the year as Bayless, the James Beard Award-winning Chicago chef, guides guests on a Mexican cuisine adventure, the release stated.

Bayless will share insights into Frida Kahlo’s favorites, their origins and preparation.

The evening includes silent and live auctions, entertainment by Chicago’s Mariachi Monumental de Mexico and open bar.

The “Frida Kahlo 2020” exhibition, presented by Bank of America, is hosted by the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the MAC.

Reservations for the gala are requested by Feb. 3. For details, call 630-942-2462 or visit frida.givesmart.com.

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