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