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Meet World-Renowned Chefs at Eataly NYC Flatiron

Meet World-Renowned Chefs at Eataly NYC Flatiron

Get ready, food lovers of New York City! This will be a fall to remember.

From October 1 through 3, six famed chefs from across the globe will flock to Eataly NYC Flatiron for the ninth U.S. edition of Identità Golose, the acclaimed international chefs' forum. From Massimo Bottura to Franco Pepe  these all-stars will compare the latest trends in a three-day convention that — get ready — is open to the public.

That's right: you can learn (and taste) from the world's best in five culinary seminars and a one-of-a-kind dine-around dinner. Plus, who knows? You might just bump into Massimo while shopping for ingredients in our marketplace during the day!

Explore the calendar below, then book your tickets — these events sell out quickly!

CULINARY SEMINARS

In each intimate seminar, two chefs will be paired in our cooking school to share their favorite new culinary techniques as they each create an innovative dish. As they work their magic, you will enjoy each dish — prepared and plated before your eyes! — served with complementary wine pairings.

Only 20 seats are available for each seminar, so sign up now! 

The Eternal Magic of Italian Pizza
Lello Ravagnan &
Franco Pepe
October 1, 1-2:30 p.m.

Virgilio Martinez
October 1, 6-7 p.m.
SOLD OUT

Massimo Bottura
October 2, 1-2 p.m
SOLD OUT

Rice, Risotto, and Incredible Surprises
Cristina Bowerman
October 2, 6-7 p.m.

The Extraordinary World of Italian Pasta
Carlo Cracco
October 3, 12-1 p.m.
SOLD OUT

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DINE-AROUND DINNER WITH MASSIMO BOTTURA

On October 3, the convention will peak with what can only be described as an epic dine-around experience hosted by six of the chefs! Each will craft a different dish for the decadent six-course menu, which will be served at different restaurants (all of which will be closed to the public for the special occasion). At each destination, the chefs will present their respective dishes for you to enjoy with perfectly-paired wines. And as if that wasn't enough, beloved chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality, Lidia Bastianich, will be the patron of the dinner, an honor for all of us!

There are six seatings, and reservations are required. Sign up now for the dine-around dinner on October 3!

5:15-8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT

6-8:45 p.m.
SOLD OUT

6:45-9:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT

7:30-10:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT

8:15-11:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT

9:00-11:45 p.m.
SOLD OUT

 

 

 

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WHAT IS IDENTITÀ GOLOSE?

Identità Golose, founded in 2004 by Italian food journalist Paolo Marchi, is a culinary organization whose mission is to highlight the best of contemporary Italian cuisine, showcase the culinary excellence of each Italian region, and honor the top Italian chefs who proudly blend traditional techniques with modern methods. The first Identità Golose event was held in Milano in 2005, and many more have been held since, each showcasing the greatest Italian and international chefs, pastry chefs, and artisanal producers. The success of Identità Golose in Italy eventually led to the launch of Identità London in 2009 and finally with an American audience in 2010.

This year, the international theme is "The Human Factor," a dedication to nourishing human relationships in the intensely digital world we live in. The events this October will highlight how chefs, and the dishes they create, can bring people together to make real human connections and to share their culinary heritage.

ABOUT THE CHEFS

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Carlo Cracco
Born in Veneto, Carlo Cracco is an Italian chef and TV personality. He has worked at many top award-winning restaurants throughout Italy and France. In 2011, Cracco began hosting MasterChef Italia. Today he continues to work at his restaurant, Cracco, located in the Peck marketplace in Milano.

Cristina Bowerman
An Italian-born chef, Cristina Bowerman holds a Michelin star at Glass Hostaria in Rome. While she was born in Puglia, Bowerman trained to be a chef at the University of Texas at Austin and Le Cordon Bleu.

Francesco Mazzei
Mazzei has opened acclaimed restaurants around the world and serves as an ambassador of native Calabrian specialties, like ‘nduja.

Franco Pepe
One of Italy's most famous pizzaioli, Franco Pepe is a modern artist with an age-old passion for pizza. He showcases this lifelong pursuit at his restaurant Pepe in Grani in Caiazzo, a town located about an hour northeast of Napoli.

Lello Ravagnan
Baker and owner of his restaurant Grigoris located near Venezia, Lello Ravagnan continues to state his never banal opinion on leavened products and the like. He uses a muscular flour produced by Molino Quaglia near Padua, with a monolithic name: Petra (or rock). For Ravagnan, leavening is a matter of constant research.

Massimo Bottura
After steadily climbing the ranks over the last five years, Massimo Bottura's Modena-based restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was voted the number one restaurant in the world in 2018 by nearly 1,000 gastronomic experts worldwide. The famous, Michelin-starred Italian chef is highly regarded by many for his innovative takes on traditional Italian cuisine.

Virgilio Martinez
Born in 1977, Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez marks the new age of Latin American Gastronomy: a vibrant scene of ideas, colors, and creativity pushed forward by young chefs on a mission to cook up their countries and spread their cultures through kitchens around the world. In 2017, his restaurant, Lima Floral, ranked 5th in the global overall World's Best 50 Restaurants.

CONTACT US

For more information about Identità Golose at Eataly NYC Flatiron, reach out to our team at 212.539.0205 or lascuola@eataly.com.

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