WHAT’S IN SEASON – Celebrate the peak of summer the Italian way, with 15% off on Eataly.com. Shop now!

The Life Vespa by Eric Dregni - Book Presentation

The Life Vespa by Eric Dregni - Book Presentation

Availability: Available

Limited to 10000 items per customer while supplies last.
  • September 2nd 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Chicago

Twist the throttle to rev the engine. Drop it into gear and zoom off through the Italian piazza on a classic Vespa for the adventure of a lifetime. Join us at Eataly Chicago, Professor Eric Dregni presents a cultural history of the iconic scooter that has freed 18 million scooterists from the shackles of walking. Eighteen million Vespas have buzzed the earth and mobilized full families clambering aboard a single scooter to visit Rome or teenagers in search of a dance party. Join those chic scooterists and discover the joy of flying on two wheels from the cobblestone streets to the heaven of high style on the back of a Vespa. From the original Paparazzo in La Dolce Vita to glamorous stars such as Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, the Vespa has proved why we indeed need to fight those smelly rockers. During the book presentation, enjoy an italian Aperitivo selected from Eataly's chefs and wine experts.

Additional Information
• Please note, class does not include a cooking demonstration or a hands-on activity however a meal is provided.
• Seating is guaranteed but is first-come, first-served. Doors open 10 minutes before the start of class.
• Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Menu is subject to slight change.
• All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.
• Pricing is inclusive of service and exclusive of Chicago sales tax.

Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni is professor of English, journalism, and Italian at Concordia University in St. Paul. Since 2007, he has been the dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, Lago del Bosco, in northern Minnesota. He worked in Italy for five years (Brescia, Milano, Modena, Firenze) as a travel journalist for a weekly paper. His essays were compiled into a book in Italian, Grazie a Dio non sono Bolognese, which was later translated into English as Never Trust a Thin Cook published by the U of M Press.

He’s the author of 18 books including In Cod We Trust, The Life Vespa, Midwest Marvels, Zamboni, Vikings in the Attic, The Scooter Bible, and most recently You're Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp. He lives in Minneapolis but leads student trips to Italy nearly every year. 

La Scuola

43 East Ohio Street

Chicago IL 60611

312.521.8700 Extension 468