For 35 years, one of Chicago's most refined restaurants has been the recipient of acclaimed praise. And on May 5th, longtime patrons echoed familiar sentiments as Spiaggia rang in another year of not just fine dining, but the quintessential Chicago experience.
James Beard Award winner Chef Tony Mantuano and Top Chef Season 15 winner Executive Chef Joe Flamm joined partygoers for an evening of a thoughtful libation selection from James Beard Award nominee Rachael Lowe to complement the extravagant charcuterie display and impressive roast porchetta sandwiches.
Speaking of celebration, Spiaggia has a history to be proud of. The restaurant has accomplished an exclusive and elegant sensibility without sacrificing the family values that accompany cozy Italian eateries. While the establishment could rightfully boast pretentiousness, both Mantuano and Flamm don't pass up a moment to greet old friends of the restaurant and welcome in new ones.
Whether you're revisiting an old favorite on the corner of Oak and Michigan or checking off a box in your Zagat guide, Spiaggia is an elevated moment to savor.
Cheers to 35 years!