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Recap: 2016 Luxe Home Chill 10th Anniversary Event

November 17, 2016


Tony Mantuano of Cafe Spiaggia

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the 10th annual CHILL, an International Wine & Culinary Event, in support of three Chicago area charitable organizations.


The 10th anniversary of the dynamic and popular culinary event brings together the best in food, drink and design, showcasing dishes from more than 50 of Chicago’s renowned chefs, and wine from more than 150 winemakers and craft producers. Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to interact with chefs and winemakers within the luxury, state-of-the-art LuxeHome boutiques and showrooms located on the first floor of Chicago’s iconic Merchandise Mart. Entertainment was  provided by Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Piano Trends.

Waygu Beef meatballs-Siena Tavern

Waygu Beef meatballs-Siena Tavern


Tony Mantuano of Cafe Spiaggia

Tony Mantuano of Cafe Spiaggia

Brown Butter Seared Scallops by Chef Craig Bell

Brown Butter Seared Scallops by Chef Craig Bell

Proceeds from CHILL directly benefits three Charity Partners:

The Lynn Sage Foundation which was founded in 2003 by the family of Lynn Sage in honor and memory of their beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, who tragically passed away at the age of 39 as a result of her battle with breast cancer. Dedicated to finding a cure for this disease, the Foundation has raised over $2.0 million to support The Lynn Sage Scholars Program, which is 100% local to Chicago and fully research-based. The Lynn Sage Scholars Program awards $100,000 per year, for two years, to some of the country’s most promising researchers at Northwestern University and other local hospitals.

To visit the Lynn Sage Foundation website,


Saturday Place is an academic enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade students from Chicago Public Schools. The program is a proven model for improving students’ academic performance and creating a lasting love of learning. With University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) as a partner, the program enables students to excel academically and develop a love for learning. Saturday Place partners with Chavez Multicultural Academy and Brighton Elementary on Chicago’s South Side.

To visit the Saturday Place website,


Respiratory Health Association is an independent not-for-profit lung health organization that has been serving Chicagoland since 1906. Their mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change. Through community-based interventions, Respiratory Health Association serves local residents living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.

To visit the Respiratory Health Association website,


It was a fabulous evening of food, wine and philanthropy!

This is a must do event! For information on next year’s event check out

Celery Rot Soup topped with smoked trout rillettes-River Roast

Celery Rot Soup topped with smoked trout rillettes-River Roast





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