Travel is not the only thing that This…I…Do…For…Me (TIDFM) offers.
When I first conceptualized TIDFM back in 2015, I did so with the idea that I wanted the business to be a conduit for providing uniquely curated experiences for women age 50+.
One of the ways in which TIDFM carries out its mission of connecting women age 50+ is through its Dine-Arounds at outstanding Chicago restaurants.
The first gem on our itinerary is a Vietnamese eatery well known in Chicago as Pasteur. Several of us will be traveling to Southeast Asia in 2019, and I thought what better way to learn about Vietnamese culture except through its cuisine. We will dine there on Saturday, May 5, 2018! Pictured below is a Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad and Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps.
The second restaurant on our Dine-Around schedule is Eddie Vs Prime Seafood scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018. This outing is particularly special because TIDFM will also host its second Annual Book Swap. My gift to my assignee is the book “Stockdale” written by author Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen. I’m excited about passing this book on and the pleasure I derived from reading it.
Each attendee will bring a used book to share/give to another attendee who has been assigned to them. Also, when presenting the book to their assigned partner, each will explain a little about the book and why they enjoyed it prior to presenting the book to its new owner.
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, our Dine-Around will take us to Mexique, a fusion experience of Mexican and French cuisine. I love this place! You will be amazed at what Chef Carlos Gayton does with the Roasted Monk Fish. It will explain why he is slated to receive his first Michelin Star ⭐️.
And, lastly, Mindy’s Hot Chocolate will be the venue for our last dining experience for 2018. Even though the food is out of sight, the desserts are epic — Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate! Check out Mindy’s Milk Chocolate Coffee Mousse highlighted below, right.
What’s the best part of all of these outings? Not the food, although the food is magnificent and not the lovely decor, although beauty is evident. It’s the conversation. It’s the laughter. It’s the sharing. And ultimately the best part are the new relationships that are forged and the opportunity to be with like-minded women!