Chef Marco Parizzi and Sommelier Cristina Conti (Sold out)
August 11-13, 2013
Parma, Emilia Romagna
Acclaimed chef Marco Parizzi and his wife and Sommelier Cristina Conti of Michelin-starred Ristorante Parizzi will be featured at arte italia during three culinary and wine pairing classes August 11-13, 2013. Born and raised in Parma and inspired by his Emilia Romagna roots, Chef Parizzi will prepare an array of authentic regional delights that reflect the restaurant’s rich culinary traditions.
Marco, a third generation restaurateur, took over the family business in 1999 started by his grandfather 43 years earlier. Although he earned a degree in accounting, Parizzi realized his passion was in the kitchen where he could study, dream, explore and prepare new creations.
“My cooking has changed with me,” said Chef Parizzi. “I learned the fundamentals of classic cuisine. I researched the most innovative techniques. The kitchen gets inside you, consumes you, excites you. Nothing in the world gives me a sense of grandeur and omnipotence as a service well done.”
A genuine friendship between Marco and Cristina began in 2001 as they discovered a mutual appreciation and passion for fine dining. Cristina now oversees service and hospitality and is devoted to improving and expanding a wine cellar that now includes over 10,000 labels. The restaurant’s interior has also been touched by her grace and elegance.
Parizzi commits himself to creating classic Italian cuisine with the finest quality natural ingredients. His steadfast dedication to excellence has brought Ristorante Parizzi international acclaim and culinary recognition through Gambero Rosso and the Michelin Guide.
Today, Ristorante Parizzi also offers culinary classes taught by Chef Marco himself.
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 email@example.com 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.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of each class.
Please make checks payable to:
165 West Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501
$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.