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Italian Language, Food and Culture: Beginner-Level

Italian Language, Food and Culture: Beginner-Level

Events - Express Demonstration Cooking Classes
  • 10/31/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Chicago
$250.00
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This 5-session class, organized in partnership with ItalCultura, the official language center at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, will introduce students to the language and cuisine of Italy by focusing on a different Italian region each week. The first hour and half of each session will be taught by an ItalCultura language instructor, who will provide an introduction to the culinary history and culture of that region. During the second hour, students will enjoy a demonstration, taught by the chef of Eataly’s cooking school, on how to prepare a classic, regional Italian dish from start to finish. Students will enjoy the finished dish paired with a wine chosen by our beverage expert.



This session will focus on the regions of Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Lazio and Puglia.



This course is aimed at beginner-level Italian speakers who intend to travel to Italy. Efficient communication and idiomatic knowledge of everyday Italian will be a primary objective. 



This course takes place Wednesdays, 6pm-8:30pm, October 31st, November 7th, 21st, 28th and December 5th and has a capacity of 16 students.



Additional Information

• Please note, each class includes a cooking demonstration with a one-course meal and is not hands-on. 

• 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.

For this format we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions or substitutions. Please contact the Education Team with any questions at (312) 521-8700 EXT 468.

La Scuola

43 East Ohio Street

Chicago IL 60611

312.521.8700 Extension 468

chilascuola@eataly.com

Menu
1 dish, to be determined each week based on the regional focus during the class

Beverage
1 wine, to be determined each week based on the regional focus during the class

Alessia Romanoni

Alessia was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Her family combines cultural influences from the North (on her father’s side) and the South (on her mother’s), which contributed to the development of her interest in the cultural and linguistic complexity of the country. After pursuing classical studies in high school she graduated in Humanities at the University of Milan, majoring in Italian Philology. She then moved to Chicago where she started working in advertisement, but also as a translator and private Italian teacher. Meanwhile she earned a Master’s degree in Language Pedagogy from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with a specific focus on teaching Italian to foreign students. She is also certified to teach English as a Foreign Language. Alessia’s main passions are traveling, reading, interior and fashion design, photography, and singing.

Description

This 5-session class, organized in partnership with ItalCultura, the official language center at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, will introduce students to the language and cuisine of Italy by focusing on a different Italian region each week. The first hour and half of each session will be taught by an ItalCultura language instructor, who will provide an introduction to the culinary history and culture of that region. During the second hour, students will enjoy a demonstration, taught by the chef of Eataly’s cooking school, on how to prepare a classic, regional Italian dish from start to finish. Students will enjoy the finished dish paired with a wine chosen by our beverage expert.



This session will focus on the regions of Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Lazio and Puglia.



This course is aimed at beginner-level Italian speakers who intend to travel to Italy. Efficient communication and idiomatic knowledge of everyday Italian will be a primary objective. 



This course takes place Wednesdays, 6pm-8:30pm, October 31st, November 7th, 21st, 28th and December 5th and has a capacity of 16 students.



Additional Information

• Please note, each class includes a cooking demonstration with a one-course meal and is not hands-on. 

• 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.

For this format we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions or substitutions. Please contact the Education Team with any questions at (312) 521-8700 EXT 468.

Location

La Scuola

43 East Ohio Street

Chicago IL 60611

312.521.8700 Extension 468

chilascuola@eataly.com

Menu

Menu
1 dish, to be determined each week based on the regional focus during the class

Beverage
1 wine, to be determined each week based on the regional focus during the class

Teacher

Alessia was born and raised in Milan, Italy. Her family combines cultural influences from the North (on her father’s side) and the South (on her mother’s), which contributed to the development of her interest in the cultural and linguistic complexity of the country. After pursuing classical studies in high school she graduated in Humanities at the University of Milan, majoring in Italian Philology. She then moved to Chicago where she started working in advertisement, but also as a translator and private Italian teacher. Meanwhile she earned a Master’s degree in Language Pedagogy from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with a specific focus on teaching Italian to foreign students. She is also certified to teach English as a Foreign Language. Alessia’s main passions are traveling, reading, interior and fashion design, photography, and singing.