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The 2014 Leading Edge Consortium will feature a progressive dining tour as this year's networking dinner. Enjoy Hors D'oeuvres served at the first restaurant, the Main Course at a second restaurant, and Dessert at a third restaurant. The tour offers a unique, fun and exciting way for guests to experience different restaurants, interact with colleagues, and tour Chicago. The tour creates continuous interaction between guests. By visiting three different restaurants, guests are able to sit, interact, and become more acquainted with different people at each restaurant.

The networking dinner will take place Friday, October 17. Busses will leave the hotel at 6:00 PM. The cost is $85 and includes meal and transportation as well as unlimited wine at the first restaurant, soft drinks at the second restaurant and coffee at the third restaurant. No refunds on the Dine Around activity are available after October 1, 2014.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the SIOP administrative office at 419-353-0032.

The three restaurants chosen for our dining tour are:


Located in the River North Art Gallery District, Reza's Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine. With four locations in the Chicagoland area, Reza's has been serving Chicago for over 30 years.

mashed chickpeas dip with a touch of tangy sesame butter and freshly squeezed lemon juice, served with pita bread

Persian Salad
freshly chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, onions and persian dressing: olive oil, black pepper, and lime juice.

crispy balls of ground chickpeas and fresh herbs

Unlimited Wine


Located in the Loop neighborhood, The Florentine offers elegant yet seasonal Italian cuisine in a warm and lush interior setting.

Limited Menu - (Seasonal, subject to change)

Stinco di Maiale
pork shank, onion-orange braise, farratto, puffed barley


king salmon, white beans, herb salad, salsa verde, aged balsamic


tomato, grilled radicchio, smoked mozzarella

Glass of wine


Contemporary American
Located at Navy Pier, Riva features breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline from its floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the restaurant. Riva has been serving Chicago for over 15 years.

Tiramisu Kahlua, espresso, mascarpone, dutch cocoa


Assorted mini pastries
Chocolate Cake Station
Five layers of chocolate genoise, chocolate butter cream

* Additional dessert options available upon request.


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