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Chicago's Historic Gold Coast dining experience

Host Terese

$69.00 per guest

At a glance

Start time

noon forward to 11pm weekday noon forward to midnight weekend


2 to 3 hours

Group size


Class language


Meeting point

private home


Guest will experience a relaxed dining experience showcasing Italian classics.
Dishes will be prepared in a natural style using local ingredients along with the best imports from Italy. Join us in our home which features mid century furniture, sweeping views of Lake Michigan and art work from Chicago, NYC, LA and international artist.


Menu varies antipasta, Le Insalate (salads), Le Verdure (vegetables) main course and (dolcei) dessert.
Grilled romaine hearts with parmesan crust
Mixed greens, tomato, balsamic, olive oil
Minestrone soup or soup of the day
Crostini topped with tomato, basil, balsamic
Sweet and sour onions

Grilled salmon
Sausage, peas, tomato, parmesan cheese
Pasta: tomato, garlic, olive oil
Fish of the day
Chicken breast, spinach, goat cheese, grapes
Lasagna meat or meatless
Spaghetti alla Carbonara pasta sautéed with pancetta and egg based sauce
Pork medallions topped with sage and prosciutto di parma served in butted + white wine sauce


Gold Coast is located steps away from Michigan Avenue. The Gold Coast is a beautiful neighborhood nestled between Lake Shore Drive, Division, Clark Street and North Avenue.

After lunch guest will be treated to a visit to the River North Gallery District or the Art Institute of Chicago.

After dining guest will be treated to a tour of Chicago's historical Gold Coast neighborhood which features a mixture of mansions, row houses and high rise buildings. Among some of the sites are the Consulate-General of Poland, International Museum of Surgical Science, and the Graham Architectural Foundation along with many historic homes.

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Chicago's GoldCoast Lakefront

I have lived in Chicago for 30 years. I came to Chicago to attend university and stayed in the




from Dallas

I've been to Chicago before, but thought it would be fun to have a local guide for once. Therese was just the person. Fun and knowledgeable. We started with a unique and delicious meal in Terese's art filled apartment. This was followed by a tour of the neighborhood art galleries. Terese's passion for art and knowledge of the local art scene was informative and educational. I highly recommended adding this on your Chicago itinerary.



from Chicago

This lady knows Chicago extremely well. In addition, she is a consummate hostess and understands food preparation and presentation. I give her very high marks !

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