Last night, we attended the opening cocktail party for the annual fundraiser at the Merchandise Mart, Dining by Design. It's a three day industry event that raises funds for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). In between the chatting, sipping and snacking, we snapped a few photos of some of the always interesting tablescapes put together by local designers and firms for the event...
There are still opportunities to go view all the tables - here is all the info on the rest of the events durning Dining By Design 2009:
DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN PUBLIC TABLE VIEWING
Friday, November 6th; 10 AM-2 PM
Browse the spectacular table creations and garner ideas to create beautiful dining environments in your own home. Open to the public with a $10 contribution per person to benefit DIFFA. Tickets can be purchased online at diffachicago.org or at the door.
DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN TABLE HOP & TASTE
Saturday, November 7th; 11 AM-3 PM
TABLE HOP & TASTE will feature wine pairings from National Sponsor Castello di Gabbiano with savory culinary treats from local restaurants including: Bistrot Zinc, La Madia, The Red Canary, Chaise Lounge, Old Town Social, Tuscany, Duchamp, RL, Rosebud Restaurants, Bonsoiree, Market, Theory Bar & Grill and Zealous. This event is open to the public and tickets are $40/ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at diffachicago.org or at the door.
DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN GALA DINNER
Saturday, November 7th; 6:30 PM-11 PM
Guests will enjoy a delightful dinner, exquisite entertainment and an alluring auction amidst the breathtaking table environments. Tickets are available at the price of $500 per person to benefit DIFFA (reservations required).
(Images: Janel Laban)