If you love Enzo Ferrari (a former Formula One driver) and his magnificent world of high-performance luxury sport cars, annual
Ferrari Festival at the Italian Village is for you!
You don’t have to wait for the festivalto enjoy the cuisine at the Italian Village Restaurants (312-332-7005) or visit their website.
The 16th Annual Ferrari Festival at The Italian Village is an exciting event where where the City of Chicago closes Monroe St. from Dearborn to Clark for Ferrari-only parking.
The event is fun for the whole family with live music, face-painting & clowns, open wine & cappuccino bars and lunch buffet. The event is $30 per person to general public . As always, 100% of the proceeds go to support our sponsored Charities: the New Lurie’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Inspiration Corporation.
Location: Italian Village
The event will feature plenty of Ferrari gems and it will be held in front of the Italian Village Restaurants on Monroe Street from Dearborn to Clark. The Italian Village is in the Chicago Loop and opened in 1927.
- MARANELLO, ITALY – JULY 19: A genarl view of the Ferrari Nuova Meccanica (New Mechanic) department during a Ferrari factory tour on July 19, 2011 in Maranello, Italy. Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian manufacture based in Maranello and founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Here’s a video for all Ferrari lovers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fja5d2DCQY&feature=related. Ferrari just built a new Ferrari Museum in Modena Italy. Check out the museum here: http://www.businessinsider.com/take-a-look-inside-the-ferrari-museum-2012-8#the-unique-yellow-roof-for-the-ferrari-museum-ensures-that-the-structure-stands-out-1
There will be an open wine & cappuccino bar and lunch buffet at the Italian Village . The Italian Village is the Oldest “Italian Restaurant in Chicago.” The restaurant has the largest wine cellar in the entire Midwest that holds over 45,000 bottles! They have also won the Wine Spectator‘s “Grand Award” annually since 1984.
- Italian Village in Tuscany inside the restaurant
In 1981, Wine Spectator introduced the “Restaurant Awards” program. They review a restaurant’s wine lists on three levels: the Award of Excellence (basic), Best of Award of Excellence (second-tier), and the Grand Award (highest). I am in Amarone Heaven at the Village!
- The Founding Father of the Italian Village Restaurant on Monroe in Chicago
- Amarone Heaven at Italian Village
Every year in September, there is an annual Ferrari Festival with over 60 vintage Ferraris. There’s always plenty of food and wine.
WHEN: September 8, 2013
WHERE: Italian Village at 71 W. Monroe in Chicago
The Italian Village has been in the same family for three generations. Alfredo Capitanini, an Italian immigrant, opened The Italian Village in 1927. The menu once read: “ Spaghetti with Meatballs: 40 cents.” Alfredo’s wife, Ada, fed hungry patrons including performers from the Lyric Opera and Mayor Daley.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides at www.vino-con-vista.com
- Chicago Originals Award
The second generation of Capitaninis, Ray, Frank and Ave then created “the most celebrated wine list in the Midwest.” Here are some of the wines from Umbria.
- WInes from Umbria
- Mayor Daley at the Italian Village
- Wall of Fame at The Italian Village in Chicago
The Capitanini family has served celebrities, politicians, locals, theater enthusiats and cast members from Chicago’s Theater Row.
- Signed Billy Elliot Poster at the Italian Village
- SIgned Wicked Poster at the Italian Village
Today, Al and Gina, are the third Capitanini Generation running the show. Check out Al Capitanini’s video http://www.italianvillage-chicago.com/video.php
- The Village Menu
The Italian Village building in the Chicago Loop at 71 West Monroe houses a trio of restaurants with distinctive menus: acclaimed designer Jordan Mozer conceptualized upscale and contemporary Vivere; the charming retro Tuscan-inspired The Village; and La Cantina Enoteca with the ambiance of a wine cellar. For more information visit: www.italianvillage-chicago.com