A Taste of Italy with Chef Sandy DiGiovanni
The Italians really know how to eat, don’t they? Tonight’s incredible instructor, Chef Sandy DiGiovanni, is a name many of you “foodies” may recognize. Sandy was a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant” in 2011.
This delightful, energetic and talented chef was raised by a restaurateur mother and a baker father. As she says, she was “born with silver measuring spoons in her mouth and wrapped in swaddling aprons” and therefore destined to be in the kitchen. We’re very happy she’s in OUR kitchen this evening to teach us some of her favorite Italian recipes.
Chef Sandy believes that food is not just fuel in Italian culture – it is an art, a deeply intimate act meant to be shared with cherished friends and family, and in many ways, a performance. It is often compared to a dance or an opera – one that has a distinct beginning, a lead up to the main event, and a slow crescendo leading to a finale that will leave you wanting to stand up, tears streaming down your face, yelling “Bravo”!!
Your outstanding meal tonight will feel like an “Italian Culinary Opera” as it begins with savory Baked Homemade Ricotta (you heard me) on crusty grilled bread, then moves on to a sensational Arugula, Pine Nut, Pecorino and Pear Insalata.
Our entrée is comforting Beef Stroganoff Italian-Style Braised Short Ribs with Mascarpone that’s served creamy Wild Mushroom Risotto, as your perfectly paired side.
Finally, we’ll end the evening with a captivating finale – Honey and Fennel Cake served with homemade Espresso Liqueur.
Mama Mia! This will be a night of fantastic Italian cuisine you’ll never forget!
Limited Hands On | Dinner...
you can provide the Operatic Singing, if you like!
Sat. 3/30/19 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost.
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