Wrigley Mansion Archives

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Photo by Paul Markow   Celebrated Valley chef Christopher Gross will open his highly anticipated eponymous restaurant at the Wrigley Mansion on March 23. Christopher’s at the Wrigley Mansion will not only highlight the James Beard Award-winning chef’s globally inspired gastronomic expertise, but will also showcase 180-degree views of the Valley via floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof. Set adjacent to the historic Wrigley Mansion, the 26-seat restaurant will offer an intimate dining experience and...

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My server at the Wrigley Mansion’s onsite restaurant, Geordie’s, tells me that the estate was originally built by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. as an anniversary gift for his wife. Constructed in 1929, the Mediterranean-style manse still sports some of its original tiles, which were shipped from the family’s factory on Catalina Island and ferried up the small slope by mules. It’s an elaborate tale, one that is not at all surprising now that...

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When your last name is Hormel, the Spam jokes must get a little tiring. But when Jamie Hormel, owner of the Wrigley Mansion and widow of meatpacking heir Geordie Hormel, sat in on a recent menu planning session with Geordie's Steak executive chef Jason Diaz, she joked that he should make a dish using the tinned meat. “I took her seriously and went back to the kitchen and started messing around with Spam,” Diaz says.

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