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Future Classes

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Chef Giancarlo Morelli (sold out)
May 11-13, 2014
Ristorante Pomiroeu
Seregno, Lombardia 

arte italia is delighted to welcome renowned Italian chef Giancarlo Morelli of Ristorante Pomiroeu for three culinary and wine paring classes May 11-13, 2014. Pomiroeu is located in an old courtyard in Seregno, Lombardia, just outside Milano. The restaurant sits on a quiet corner and combines classic and contemporary charm with a cosmopolitan spirit and welcoming atmosphere, much like Chef Giancarlo Morelli and the cuisine he prepares.

After graduating from the Institute Hotelier of San Pellegrino Terme, Chef Giancarlo embarked upon his career as head chef on the cruise line The Pacific Princess. In 1981, Morelli began consulting for various Italian restaurants throughout the world until he decided to focus on his own culinary creations and opened Pomiroeu.

Over the years, Chef Morelli has won many awards including the "Riso Gallo Risotto of the Year." Risotto has always held a special place for Giancarlo. "Rice is the food of my heart," he says. "I consider rice, with its elemental elegance, a valuable raw material that is a bit like a beautiful, rough stone, and when expertly crafted, reveals its potential and value." It is with that passion and spirit that Pomiroeu has earned the coveted MIchelin Star.

The cuisine at Pomiroeu is varied and follows the traditions and authentic flavors of the Lombardia region infused with Chef Morelli's creative genius. His kitchen is part laboratory and part innovation. The Chef maintains a deep respect for seasonal, raw products of the highest quality in order to preserve the authenticity of the dish's origins.

When conceiving a menu, ingredients are evaluated in relation to one another and their ability to create emotions. Says Chef Morelli of his process: "I do not think the plate. I feel it."

Class Information
Regional chefs from Italy will visit arte italia throughout the year, focusing on some of the fundamental recipes and techniques behind traditional Italian cooking. The culinary class schedule for each day includes a mix of classic and contemporary cuisine from the chef's region. Guests will learn how to prepare an authentic Italian meal beginning with antipasto, primo piatto, secondo piatto and dolce.

To register, please email or call 775-333-0313.

Classes are held at 442 Flint Street, Reno.  

Parking is located in the rear of the building. Additional street parking is available on both California Ave and Flint St. Metered parking on surrounding streets is free after 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sundays and holidays.

Classes begin at 6:00 p.m.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of each class.

Please make checks payable to:
arte italia
165 West Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501

Tuition Fees:
$50 per class (20% discount for seniors (55+) and students)

100% of all tuition collected during the culinary classes is donated to local Catholic charities, directly benefitting deserving families in the northern Nevada community.

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“Thank you for bringing Chef Paolo Sari. We really enjoyed the entire evening and the food was outstanding. This is such a special treasure for Reno to have. Great exhibit too, can't wait to spend more time looking at the Italian Baseball players.”

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