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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068
USA

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.

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Marinathon - Whose Sauce Is Boss?

Amy Wright

Villa Gabriella Organic spent a sunny Sunday afternoon celebrating Italian food & wine at Marinarathon. Produced by Vincent Anzalone of Genuine Entertainment Chicago & Rachel de Marte events, guests enjoyed Italian cuisine from 14+ chefs at Morgan Manufacturing in west loop.

The competition determined which Italian restaurant best balanced authenticity with modernity in both flavor & approach. Proceeds benefitted the 100 Club of Chicago which provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Judges panel included acclaimed author-Ari Bendersky, Zagat Chicago-Sarah Freeman, Editor in Chief Michigan Avenue Magazine-JP Anderson, Host of Chicago’s Best-Brittany Payton, food & cuture writer-Audarshia Townsend & Master Chef Junior-Philly Vazzana.  This year’s inaugural winner was Mark Sparacinofrom Prosecco.

Villa Gabriella Organic offered tastings of our pesto panini & herb roasted Marcona almonds made with our single estate, extra virgin, organic olive oil along with our 8 year aged organic balsamic vinegar di Modena paired with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.   

Check out more photos from the event!

We’re already saving up our appetite for next year’s edition!