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Producer, Director, Writer

John Lenart is an Emmy Award winning Producer, Director and Writer with over 30 years of experience in every area of production. He specializes in real people storytelling and culinary production.


As a writer he has been published in numerous publications including Wine & Spirits Magazine and Crain's Chicago Business and is a fellowship winner of The Wine Writers Symposium.

Latest Article:
The Cellar In the Sky

The small building at 71 W. Monroe is dwarfed by the surrounding high-rises. Upon entering you're faced with a long, straight, marble-lined staircase ascending to the second floor. When you reach the summit of your climb you enter the reception area of “The Village,” one of the three restaurants which makes up The Italian Village. The walls are lined with black and white autographed photos of various celebrities and dignitaries who have dined here over its 90 year history.

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