Craig and I had been to Lake Park Bistro before for brunch, which featured delicious food and pretty views of Lake Michigan.
The event featured wine, appetizers and small plates. Unfortunately, since Craig and I both eat mostly vegetarian, the meat based dishes that are typical in French restaurants didn't really appeal to us. I did enjoy the creme brulee and a glass of wine though.
We didn't have anywhere to sit, so luckily we had Karis and Chris to talk to while standing for two hours. :)
Photo courtesy of Karis
Joe Bartolotta spoke to everyone about the building's history and Bartolotta restaurants in general. He came up to Chris, Karis, Craig and I and spoke to us directly as well, which was a nice gesture. We learned about the building's origins and how Bartolotta's purchased it from the parks system.
There were two door prizes offered! Chris and Karis won a gift certificate to any Bartolotta restaurant!
We didn't get a tour of the kitchen, so we checked it out from afar.
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