Chicago Magazine hosts a dinner every few months called Secret Supper. Tickets are purchased ahead of time without knowing the name of the restaurant until the day of the event.

As the lucky diner to correctly guess the secret ingredient at Chicago Magazine Secret Supper in April (at The Blanchard), I was invited to attend the next Secret Supper, VIP style. We started with a rooftop party then rode in a Cadillac to an incredible Dutch Indonesian neighborhood restaurant, de Quay for dinner. What a gem of a place.I was a winner and received two seats for their next Secret Supper event. I counted the days down from April until this night and it was more fun than I could imagine. Chicago Magazine Secret Supper is a fun twist to any typical night out for dinner,… if you can handle the mystery and anticipation. Here are some of their past events.

And for this edition of Secret Supper, de Quay!

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I felt like I was in a movie when I opened the door to the rooftop and saw these gorgeous Cadillacs lined up to bring us to dinner.
Chicago Magazine Secret Supper VIP party
Chicago Magazine Secret Supper VIP party
Chicago Magazine Secret Supper VIP cocktail party on the NewCity rooftop
Chicago Magazine Secret Supper VIP cocktail party on the NewCity rooftop
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Chicago skyline
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A photographer took photos of us and they were printed out immediately and came with these Cadillac-engraved cutting boards. After conditioning it with Boos Board Cream, I’ve been using it almost every day. I had no idea that a small cutting board could be so handy.
Chicago
Chicago
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We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers and received copies of the latest Chicago Magazine issue. I spent the next day on my deck reading through it.
Everyone is enjoying the view.
Everyone is enjoying the view.
Our friendly bartender
Our friendly bartender
Chicago Magazine Secret Supper VIP party
Chicago Magazine Secret Supper VIP party
The beautiful drivers are ready to bring us to de Quay.
The beautiful drivers are ready to bring us to de Quay.
I chose the Cadillac Escalade
I chose the Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade
Gorgeous interior with plenty of room.
Gorgeous interior with plenty of room.
We're here!
We’re here!
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Dining room at de Quay. It’s hard to tell from the photos but the room was so warm and inviting.
Bar at de Quay
Bar at de Quay

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Barrel-finished Finn's Gin made in Chicago
Barrel-finished Finn’s Gin made in Chicago
Barrel-finished Finn's Gin made in Chicago
Barrel-finished Finn’s Gin made in Chicago
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Finn’s Gin, Maro Verano Americano, Carpano Antica, Nardini Amaro, Orange and lemon oil, Cherry
Steamed Mussels, Balinese curry sauce, vegetables
Steamed Mussels, Balinese curry sauce, vegetables
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Heirloom Tomatoes, frisee, roasted corn, aged gouda croutons, zanse mustard vinaigrette
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Oops, I forgot a photo. That means I’m into it. The third course was: Javanese Chicken, Peanut and coconut rice, peach chutney. Really good!
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Lamb chop, curry lamb sausage, goat gouda mashed potato, lamb jus, smoked hot finger peppers, fave beans
John de Quay
David de Quay
Wonderful staff at de Quay
Wonderful staff at de Quay
Wonderful staff at de Quay
Wonderful staff at de Quay
Candlenut Cremeaux, speculaas streusel, berries, kaffir syrup
Candlenut Cremeaux, speculaas streusel, berries, kaffir syrup
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Here’s a photo of me eating this delightful dessert in the Chicago Magazine recap taken by Megan Bearder Photography
de Quay menu for Chicago Magazine Secret Supper
de Quay menu for Chicago Magazine Secret Supper
Dining room at de Quay. An incredible neighborhood treasure.
Dining room at de Quay. An incredible neighborhood treasure.

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Posted by:Lou Stejskal

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