May 1, 2019

A Culinary Visit to Italy’s Italian Lakes Region

Our new hands-on cooking experiences at Villa Bellezza continue with an experience all food and wine-lovers will enjoy. For Chef Antonio’s next class you’ll make a culinary visit to one of his favorite regions in Italy, the Italian Lakes.

Located in the north of Italy, the area known as Piemonte, which translates to “foot of the mountain”, has many similarities to the Mississippi River Valley and our own Lake Pepin. In this region situated at the foot of the Alps you’ll find beautiful scenic lakes including Como, Garda, and Maggiore, as well as some of the best wines and wineries in Italy—Barolo, Barbaresco, and Barbera wines are all from this region. The Italian Lakes is also known for wonderful wild mushrooms, similar to Morels, and truffles.

For this trip you’ll be learning what makes the cuisine of this region distinctive from the other regions of the country. You’ll master the skills to create an entire authentic Italian Lakes meal, sampling the dishes and wine along the way. Just like the Italian Lakes, the meal will be enjoyed with great wine! You’ll sample Chef Antonio’s food and wine pairings throughout the session. Wines will also be available for purchase should you wish to enjoy your favorite Villa Bellezza wine during class, or purchase bottles to take home.

This class is part of a series that will take you on a sensory tour of the culinary regions of Italy. You'll gain a new knowledge and appreciation of wine and Italian cuisine as Chef Antonio shares his skill and expertise with you, as well as his love for his homeland. Join us on our tour at any point along the way--watch our website and Facebook page for future classes!

Each session is $75/person, a minimum of 8 students are needed for each class.*

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Required: A minimum of 8 students are needed for each class.*

*Should we need to cancel a class, registrants will be rescheduled to a new date or can apply their registration fee to a future cooking class.

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