Marinarathon Features Chicago's Finest Italian Cuisine, November 15th

November 10, 2015



Get ready for a celebration of Italian culture and cuisine unlike any other. This Sunday, Vincent Anzalone of Genuine Chicago and celebrated Chicago event planner Rachel De Marte, will produce the First Annual Marinarathon at Morgan Manufacturing on Sunday, November 15th from 1-5 pm.  Marinarathon is a competition that will determine which Chicago Italian Restaurant best balances authenticity with modernity in both flavor and approach. Among the fourteen contedners, one winner will be deemed "The Boss of Sauce," as voted by both guests and acclaimed guest judges. 


Participating restaurants include A Tavola, Dolce Italian, Formento’s, Francesca’s, La Scarola, Nando Milano, Osteria Langhe, Prosecco, Rosebud Restaurant, Three Aces, Tocco, Via Carducci La Sorella, Viaggio and Volare.


In addition to showcasing their best red sauce, participating restaurants will also offer guests samples of some of their hand-selected favorite bites, including:

  • Grilled bread with la tur cheese and bone marrow marinara from Osteria Langhe

  • Nonna's meatballs in red sauce from Formento's

  • Cavatelli Marinara from Rosebud Restarant

  • Spaghetti Pie With Bisanzio Pomodoro from Tocco

  • Rigatoni, pancetta, mild Italian sausage, light tomato cream sauce from Prosecco

  • Gnocchi with Bolognese from A Tavola

  • Orecchiette, wild mushrooms, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, black truffle cream, shaved Grana Padano, white truffle oil


A panel of well-versed Chicago foodies and writers will choose their favorite dish to determine the winner. Judges include:

  • Ari Bendersky: Author of "1000 Food & Art Styling Ideas," and freelance writer for New York Times, Associated Press, Saveur,, Chicago magazine, Health, Huffington Post, Crain's Chicago Business, Time Out Chicago, Michigan Avenue Magazine and many more publications.

  • Sarah Freeman: Zagat Chicago Editor and founder of Sauced

  • JP Anderson: Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Avenue Magazine

  • Brittney Payton: Host of Chicago's Best

  • Audarshia Townsend: Dining, Lifestyle, Cocktail Culture Writer for About Chicago Travel and Dining Chicago

  • Philly Vazzana: Contestant on Master Chef Junior


The event will pay homage to Chicago's rich Italian history with a focus on the craft of Italian cuisine. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, limoncello, and live Italian music. Proceeds benefit the 100 Club of Chicago which provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.



Get your tickets at Tickets include all the Italian food you can eat, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and one alcoholic drink for patrons 21+.

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