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Chicago locals & visitors can book exclusive experiences likes mixology and cooking classes through Nico Experiences, Thompson Chicago’s new private events series.  

Get hands-on with these personalized experiential classes, followed by a custom taste of Nico Osteria. 


Learn how to make handmade pasta with the help of Nico’s culinary team. Guests will work in small groups to hand roll pasta that they will then be able to cook and dine on that evening, complete with wine pairings of course. Takeaway to include take-home pasta bag with recipe instructions from Chef Graham to continue the pasta experience at home.

COST: $125 per person.

Dates are subject to availability.


Become a meatball master with our special class dedicated to the art of everything meatballs. Roll your own then dine on them along with handmade pasta and seasonal specials complete with wine pairings. Head home with your own to-go pasta bag with recipe instructions from Chef Graham.

COST: $125 per person

Dates are subject to availability. 


Mix a cocktail with help from Salone Nico’s mixology team, including classics and seasonal favorites. Each cocktail will be paired and tasted with a light bite from the Nico menu. Takeaway to include your own Nico cocktail accoutrements.

COST: $60 per person

Dates are subject to availability. 


Sweat it out with a private yoga, barre or cardio class with Exhale Chicago followed by chair massages and healthy light bites from Nico Osteria with sommelier-selected wine and champagne pairings. Discounts on additional Exhale spa services at 25% off and retail store discounts at 15% off. Takeaway to include gift from Exhale + Nico cocktail accoutrement.

COST: $60 per person

Dates are subject to availability. Tax and service fee not included. Minimum of 8 guests required.

HOW TO BOOK: Book now by reaching out to


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