Family Dinner Night began humbly as a monthly meal among a small group of students. We cooked as a group and shared the cost of ingredients. The event quickly expanded when we started partnering with guest chefs from Madison’s restaurants. By the spring of 2009, we served meals every other Monday, and in the Fall of 2009 we served dinner weekly.
Today, we serve the Monday night during the school year and sell out at 120 people. A rare moment of silence fills the basement of The Crossing each Monday night as the dinner menu is announced to the hungry campus and community members gathered to share a three-course meal. Slow Food UW collaborates with featured guests to host the $5 dinner that showcases different cuisines and the versatility of homegrown Wisconsin foods.
Join us at 1127 University Avenue (and Charter) every Monday at 6:30pm. Walk in at 6:15 for the $5 dinner or pre-order to reserve your spot.
Can’t afford the $5? No problem! Please take advantage of our Community Meal price for just $3. We do not want money to keep people from enjoy good, clean, fair food.
Family Dinner Night Interns
Carly Herron, Director
Olivia Keidel | Kavya Borde | Max Gomez | Carli Gordon