SeptemberFest at Eataly 2018 in Chicago

If you can’t go to Carnevale di Viareggio for Valentine’s Day, spend the day at Eataly in Chicago. They offer many special events all year long. Make plans to attend SeptemberFest 2018.

SeptemberFest: The All-Access Eataly Experience

The third annual SeptemberFest is back and better than ever.

WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2018

From 6 p.m. to midnight, the most celebrated restaurants and bars in Chicago, are serving their top food and drink under one big Italian roof, including: Blackbird, Bohemian House, BomboBar, Etta, Pacific Standard Time, and more.

Enjoy beer, Italian vino, and cocktails from beverage experts and local and Italian partners, including: Aperol, CH Distillery, Half Acre Beer Company, and the Tuscan winery, Antinori, too!

TICKETS: $78 ticket, you get unlimited food, drinks, and entertainment. All. Night. Long. Get your ticket today!

Friday, September 21
6 p.m. to midnight

Friday, September 21
7:30 p.m. to midnight

Friday, September 21
8:30 p.m. to midnight


There are over 6000 square feet of space for you to explore at Eataly in Chicago. Start your journey at La Piazza for a glass of wine. Every Wednesday evening at 5:00 they pop a bottle of amazing Italian wine. Ernest Hemingway would love this event!

Wine Quote

Wine Display at Eataly

I loved the Il Borro “Alessandro Del Borro” 2010 Syrah from Toscana. Order some antipasti or pizza. If you find a wine that you like, the Eataly Wine Shop has over 10,000 bottles of wine from all 20 regions of Italy.

Pizza at Eataly

Eataly Wine

Wine at Eataly

Italy Wine Map


Amore at Eataly with Italian Wine and Unlimited Desserts

There is also a Wine Wanderlust special in February with 10% off Brunello di Montalcino.

Sale on Brunello di Montalcino

Head over to the Salumi and Formaggi department where you will find over 400 cheeses. My favorite is the Fontina Val D’Aosta DOP Alpeggio Guffanti. This cow’s milk cheese from Val d’Aosta is amazing. They have been making this cheese in this region of the Italian Alps  from Valdostana cows since the 12th century. This rich and buttery cheese retails for $29.80 per pound and is well worth every penny. The single-farm Alpeggio version is made exclusively with the summer milk of Valdostana cows grazing on Alpine pastures. In Italy, cheese from this region is popular in fondue and au gratin recipes.

Cheese at Eataly

Before you leave Eataly, have some gelato or pastries. Sign up for Eataly events on line:

The pastry counter at Eataly.

Don’t forget to bring home some Amarone and Brunello di Montalcino.

Amarone at Eataly

Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

To learn more about Italian wine and cheese visit:

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Italy Travel Guides.

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