Start at 12:30 p.m. by getting your drink on with a refreshing vodka cocktail or two in the charming gardens at Galleria Marchetti. You've got up until 5 p.m. to leisurely roam around (and digest!) bites from some of the best restaurants in the city, including The Publican, BellyQ, Kabocha, Frog N Snail, Tavernita, and Merlin Verrier. And just in case you're interested in trying to burn off any of the calories you consumed — while channeling an old-school garden party — grab a mallet and play a round or two of croquet. Or, you could just go back for another round of eating. We know what we're choosing.
Tickets for the event and tasting are $150, and for a croquet team of four to six people, tickets are $600. All of the proceeds go to support Vital Bridges. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit the event page or call 773-271-9161.
Galleria Marchetti, 816 West Erie Street (between Halsted and Green streets); 312-563-0495.
Photo: Courtesy of Vital Bridges