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Spiaggia’s “Honey for My Honey” | Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers

Spiaggia’s “Honey for My Honey”

Saturday, February 14, 2015
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

980 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

Make this an extra-special Valentine’s Day! Attend an exclusive luncheon at Spiaggia on Lake Michigan.

Join acclaimed four-star Italian Chef Tony Mantuano for a delicious luncheon and interactive cooking demonstration showcasing his world-class Italian cuisine and his signature cocktail, Bees Knees.

While dining inside Spiaggia’s private room overlooking Lake Michigan, you’ll learn the secrets of preparing authentic Italian cuisine and taste dishes inspired by Meili Thun Honey. Chef Mantuano was honored with the 2005 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Midwest and appeared in the champions round on season two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.

End your afternoon with a lively presentation by internationally celebrated LAS professor and head of entomology, May Berenbaum, winner of the 2014 National Medal of Science. She will share her research highlighting her work with honey bees and her very own brand of honey.

Reservations are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Registration fee: $90 per person

This event is currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call (888) 333-9644 or email

This event is partially funded by an anonymous gift from an LAS alumnus.

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Association,

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers

Sunday, March 8, 2015
5 p.m.—Pregame event
6:30 p.m.—Game

United Center
Chicago, IL

Watch the Chicago Blackhawks play the New York Rangers, the 2014 Eastern Division Champions, in United Center’s Super Suite!

Join the College of LAS Alumni Association at 5 p.m. for a pregame event to meet Dean Barbara Wilson, mingle with LAS alumni, and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet including beverages. At 6:30 p.m. watch an exhilarating contest between the Blackhawks and the Rangers.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration fee includes a ticket, parking pass, buffet, beverages, snacks, and dessert.

Registration fee: $175 per person

Registration opens: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LAS alumni will receive an email invitation on Tuesday, January 6 that will include a registration and payment link. If you have questions, please contact the LAS Alumni Association at (217) 333-3387 or

This event is partially funded by a generous gift from the late Hazel Belle Baker, an LAS alumna.

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Association.

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