Carver 47 Food & Wellness Market on South Side of ChicagoReopens with Menu Designed by Artist & Chef Lizz Wright And Newly Remodeled Space by Little Black Pearl Founder Monica Haslipon
Carver 47 Introduces Autumn & Holiday-Themed Dinner BoxesTo Ring in the Spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas 2020
Carver 47 Returns with Menu Favorites and New Products, Enhanced To-Go Service of Bottled Juices, Delicious Menu Items, HomeGoods from Specialty Market,Rotating Menu of Prepared "Heat & Eat" Meals for Home, Easy Online Ordering
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Chicago, IL. -- Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -- Carver 47 Food & Wellness Market (C47)re-opens under the culinary direction of visionary chef and acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright with a delicious nutrient-forward menu servicing the greater Chicago community. Housed inside the distinguished Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy (North Kenwood, Chicago), C47's launch marks the first re-introduction for Chicagoans to access the Little Black Pearl campus since its closure over six months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. C47 opens with a fresh renovation designed by founder Monica Haslip and features her new large-format charcoal portrait in homage to the market's fundamental dignitary, the legendary Dr. George Washington Carver. C47's official public "Grand Opening" takes place at its new address of 1050 East 47th Street on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. An Exclusive Media Event & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony occurs on Monday, November 23 at 11am.
Lizz Wright is internationally renowned for her famed recording catalog and awe-inspiring vocal performances. Alongside an illustrious career as one of today's finest singers, Wright is a professionally trained chef and devoted gardener. Wright summons her Southern upbringing in Georgia and 20 years of European touring to inform the new C47 menu. Wright curates for Thanksgiving 2020 and Christmas 2020 a special limited-edition Holiday Dinner Box Series to bring joy and a festive feast to families' dinner tables this holiday season.
C47 Autumn & Holiday Dinner Box Series Features:
Harvest Bowl: ($15 -- a festive meal for one person) (Herb Roasted Chicken with Gravy or Marinated Portobello Steaks with Gravy, Toasted Brown Rice, Baked Sweet Potato, Balsamic Onion, Curly Kale & Pomegranate Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette)
Gratitude Box: Thanksgiving 2020 (2 people: $60; 4 people: $120; 6-8 people: $180) (Roasted Leg of Lamb, or Roasted Pork Loin, or Root Vegetable Pot Pie with Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe, Pumpkin Soup, Farm Carrot Salad with Radicchio & Arugula)
Earthly Treasures: Christmas 2020 (2 people: $44; 4 people: $88; meatballs additional $15 per 2 person serving)(Lasagna Sotta Terra -- Vegetarian -- with Layers of Roasted Squash, Mushroom and Sundried Tomato with Brown Butter Sage Bechamel -- Optional Addition: Meatballs with Italian Sweet Peppers)
(Lasagna al Cavolfiore -- Vegan -- Layers of Cauliflower Cream, Vegan Mozzarella, Homemade Vegan Pasta, Sauteed Kale, Pepita Pesto, Tomato, Onion Soubise)
(Salad of Frisee and Red Leaf Lettuce with Fennel and Parsley -- Served with Orange Cranberry Vinaigrette and Homemade Focaccia Croutons)
*Weekly Dinner Boxes are $22 (per person) and Holiday Dinner Specials are $30 (per person). The Gratitude Box is available for orders from Monday, November 16th - Saturday, 21st at 12pm (Limited number of boxes will be sold). The Gratitude Box is available for pick up Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25. Free delivery is available for the first 40 orders!
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Wright's journey as a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute (New York City) has roots in her family's dedication to their land in Southern Georgia. Generations of the Wright family proudly sang while caring for their land. Wright's illustrious life has been one in pursuance of diverse passions for gardening, cooking, and ultimately, letting her voice pave the way to a lauded career. With C47, she invokes her relationship with the land to reclaim her power as an African. Providing nutritious meals with ingredients directly sourced from C47's onsite garden and local farms for her exquisite menu brings an empowering sense of belonging and change of narrative to the South Side of Chicago.
"One must cultivate their own internal garden," says Lizz Wright. "I want people to come to C47 to feel loved and seen. We want to give people a moment for themselves. Especially during the holidays when stresses are high, C47 is a beacon of support to help families experience joy together at the dinner table. Food offers a sense of community and communion. The pureness of the ingredients allows for pathways of connection to the earth. Having C47 and a sustainable vegetable garden in the middle of Hyde Park is very healing. I feel the spirit of the neighborhood, and I'm blessed to be a part of it."
C47 gathers diverse communities as a center for nourishment at the architectural wonder that is Little Black Pearl. A cornerstone of historic Bronzeville, entrepreneur and designer Monica Haslip established C47 in honor of legendary botanist and humanitarian Dr. George Washington Carver. Her intention is to create space for people of different backgrounds to come together, break bread, and feel valued while enjoying Wright's wholesome foods.
Wright's Juices & Smoothies carry names that represent Carver's life story, spirituality, and love for nature, such as "Moses," "Green Glory," "The Orchard," "Redemption," and "Alternative Fuel." Juices & Smoothies are served clean with no added sugars or ice; simply produce, herbs, and spices as tasty compositions. Wright's new menu features All Day Breakfast with a variety of Waffles, Lunch & Take Home Meals, Rotating Weekly Dinners, Flatbreads, Sandwiches, Fresh Remedy Teas, and the Holiday-Themed Dinner Boxes. C47 further serves as a specialty market with local produce, fresh flowers, and handcrafted home goods.
For more information, please visit:carver47.comblackpearl.org
About Carver 47 Food & Wellness MarketCarver 47 and Little Black Pearl were founded by innovative Chicago business leader Monica Haslip. Her intention was to create a common space whose offerings of nourishing and accessible food could bring the bright and diverse people of Chicago together. A gifted designer, Haslip has created a service and meeting space like no other. Infused with art, green life, and a wonder-provoking mix of materials and colors, Carver 47 exudes an ambiance of urban passion and Southern influence.
C47 is led by culinary artist and LBP board member Lizz Wright, who is widely known as an acclaimed jazz and folk singer-songwriter as well as a graduate of Dr. Annemarie Colbin's Natural Gourmet Institute of New York. At NGI, Wright learned to view food as both a medicine and a creative language. After graduation, she was prepared to be a private chef. She followed the chef's training course with an internship at Three Stone Hearth, a unique community-supported kitchen and market in Berkeley, California.
C47's menu is informed by Wright and Haslip's rural Southern upbringings as well as their frequent international travel.
C47 re-opens with grace and of service to Chicagoans at its new location 1050 East 47th Street; the entrance just left of Little Black Pearl's front door.