Don’t be fooled: this blog is not about a road trip in Italy. However, it might as well have been!
Arte Italia is a non-profit organization that brings Italian culture to Reno. One of their most popular events is when they bring chefs from all over Italy for a cooking class and the audience gets to have a very cool culinary experience, all whilst drinking wine. The classes are usually translated into English by Eldorado’s Head Chef.
Chef Errico Recanati was the latest superstar from Italy to teach a quarterly cooking class (it’s a lottery with only 32 seats each of the three nights, so I got lucky!).
The dishes included fried eggs with sunchokes and truffles, purple potato gnocchi stuffed with braised wild boar, roasted duck, and a modern twist to tiramisu. It was so much fun and all very delicious, as you can imagine.
Check out Arte Italia’s website arteitaliausa.org, plan a trip around the next class and cross your fingers that you get an opportunity to experience a decadent feast. First-timers get priority.