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Saturday, October 10

Local chefs and restaurants are ready to serve pre-race pasta dishes in advance of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 11. Various carb loading options are outlined below and these will be available on Saturday, October 10.

Park Grill
Park Grill will hold their third annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon Pre-race Pasta Dinner on The Plaza at Millennium Park. This tented event will feature a pasta buffet with four selections, build-your-own pasta station, three salads, dessert and choice of Goose Island beer or The Naked Grape wine. Seatings will be offered at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the fee is $40 per guest. The pre-race buffet menu includes: butter lettuce salad; caesar salad; caprese salad; roasted garlic mozzarella bread; grilled vegetables; baked mac and cheese cavatappi; rigatoni bolognese grana padano; an array of pasta with various sauces, proteins and vegetables; assorted miniature desserts; and much more. Tickets to this event are available at 11 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60602 312.521.7275

Osteria La Madia
Chef Jonathan Fox's River North restaurant offers hand made pastas, including: Gnudi (ricotta and semolina dumpling, tomato puree, burrata, genovese basil); Cacio e Pepe (house made spaghetti, farm butter, cracked black pepper); Cannelloni (hand rolled with farm cheese and ricotta, summer market vegetables, arrabiata sauce); Tagliatelle All'Amatriciana (san marzano tomato, guanciale, toasted garlic, chili flake); Pappardelle (wild boar bolognese, aromatic vegetables, tomato, oregano); and Orecchiette (chicken sausage, tomato conserva, roasted eggplant, green olive). The dishes are available in whole or half portions at lunch and dinner service. The restaurant is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-midnight. After the race, bring your bib or medal to Osteria La Madia for a celebratory sweet treat courtesy of Firecakes Donuts (valid 10/11). 59 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 312.329.0400

Chef Danny Sweis has a bevy of house made pasta dishes available at the Loop-located Italian restaurant, including: Agnolotti (ricotta, spinach, truffle butter, parmigiana); Linguini Arrabiata (shrimp, chilies, tomato, basil); Orecchiette (braised lamb, marinara, ricotta salatta); Bucatini Amatriciana (pancetta, tomato, chilies, pecorino); Lasagna (spinach, ricotta, marinara); and Tagliatelle (Italian style sausage, rapini, cream, parmigiana). Tesori opens at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and serves into the evening. 65 E. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603 312.786.9911


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