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Makeover Magic

| September 25, 2015 | Parties

THE PARTY After a seven-week design overhaul, Chicagoans were invited to reacquaint themselves with Michigan Avenue hot spot Cafe Spiaggia. THE PEOPLE A star-studded guest list—including Andy Lansing, CEO of Levy Restaurants, and Top Chef and Spiaggia alum Sarah Grueneberg—mingled amid the restaurant’s new decor, which evokes understated glamour with marble cafe tables, leather banquettes and brass fixtures chosen by designer Karen Herold of Studio K. THE PINNACLE Lucky for us, the renovation meant more than just aesthetic appeal. Partygoers were treated to James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano’s brand-new menu featuring warm burrata crostini, fluke crudo and prime skirt steak—and, of course, to-die-for desserts (our favorite—the Earl Grey tea gelato). It seems, for Cafe Spiaggia, change is a very good thing. –Photos By Kenny Nakai of Nakai Photography



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