Nia Mediterranean Tapas
803 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60101
(312) 226-3110
SCC will pay for all Valet Parking directly, so don’t let that stop you.


5:00 pm Board Meeting
5:30 pm Social Hour
6:15 pm Speaker Presentation
7:00 pm Dinner


Member: $45
Emeritus/Student: $25
Member’s Spouse: $45
Non-Member: $60
Prices will increase $20 on September 5th


First Course:
Arugula Salad
– roasted beets, blue cheese, walnuts, Dijon vinaigrette
Second Course:
Orzo Salad
– tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta, Kalamata olives, parsley vinaigrette
Third Course:
Bacon Wrapped Dates
– red pepper butter
Fourth Course:
Eggplant Involtini
– farm fresh ricotta, tomato-basil
Fifth Course:
Wild Mushroom Risotto
– oyster, crimini, shitake, parmesan
Sixth Course:
Crispy Calamari
– crisp, hot & mild sauce
Seventh Course:
Pork Tenderloin Medallions – white wine sauce
Eighth Course:
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
with seasonal berries & Coffee

With a focus on the freshest local ingredients available, Nia incorporates key elements from the Mediterranean diet, which was recently added to UNESCO’S list of intangible cultural world contributions.

Traditionally associated with a lot of wine, fruits, vegetables, legumes, olive oil, fish and lean red meat, Nia blends recipes from around the Mediterranean into a diverse and exciting menu.

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Joseph Shieh | Global Technical Marketing Manager,
Skin Essentials with Lubrizol

Joseph Shieh is the Global Technical Marketing Manager for the Skin Essentials segment of The Lubrizol Corporation

Joseph holds a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University, USA. He began his career 10 years ago in R&D and marketing functions across personal care and home care segments before joining Lubrizol.

Online Registration

Please contact us at reservations@midwestscc.org for additional registration information.

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