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Future Classes

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Chef Luigi Taglienti - Sold Out
September 21-23, 2014
Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala
Milano, Lombardia

Acclaimed chef Luigi Taglienti of Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala will be arte italia's special guest for three culinary classes, September 21-23, 2014. Recently awarded three forks by Gambero Rosso in the 2014 guide, Chef Taglienti will share his passion for authentic, innovative cuisine by demonstrating and preparing dishes from his renowned Michelin-starred restaurant in Milano, Lombardia.

Born in Savona, Liguria, in 1979, Luigi's mother and grandmother instilled in him a love for the kitchen where they prepared the traditional recipes of old Italy. From the outset, Chef Luigi studied the value of raw materials and fine ingredients, both of which have inspired his creative menus with sophisticated flavors. Also significant was the experience he gained early in his career learning from the great masters in several famous Italian restaurants. It was valuable training that helped shape a distinct, balanced culinary philosophy.

As a result, Chef Taglienti earned a one-star distinction by the coveted Michelin guide within the first year of arriving at Trussardi in 2013.

Also named Young Chef of the Year by L'Espresso in 2009, Chef Luigi believes, "Italian food is so gorgeous and appreciated around the world because it is based on the amazing local ingredients and traditions. At the same time, the Italian cuisine is so diverse that from region to region, you can find completely different ingredients in the recipes."

Chef Taglienti's genius comes from classic recipes that are skillfully given a modern twist, and with an extraordinary attention to detail, he utilizes products that in his words, "escape the globalization process and are a part of Italy's gastronomic culture."

"Fine ingredients and simple food," is his secret combination.

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:
$60 per class ($55 for seniors (65+) and students)

All culinary class tuition is donated to Roman Catholic charitable organizations.

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“Thanks once again for a wonderful evening and cooking experience. The food was fabulous, the wines divine.”

class participant

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