Ristorante La Peca
September 27 - 29, 2015
A two-starred Michelin chef, Nicola Portinari was born into a family that nurtured his love for traditional Italian cuisine. By assisting his father at the local butcher shop and rotisserie, Nicola learned the intricacies of working with fine meats, while simultaneously mastering the value of Italy's rich ingredients.
Born and raised in Veneto, Nicola and his brother Pierluigi opened the renowned La Peca in 1987 and much of the restaurant's success is directly related to their passion and determination to "make cooking that enhances the quality of ingredients used."
Registration for random selection seating is now closed for this culinary event.
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Regional chefs from Italy will visit arte italia throughout the year, focusing on traditional recipes with innovative techniques. The class schedule for each day will include a mix of traditional and contemporary cuisine from the chef's region. For each culinary class, the visiting chef will prepare an authentic Italian dinner including antipasto, primo piatto, secondo piatto and dolce.
The menus change for each class. The chefs generally include fish, poultry, meats, dairy products, garlic, herbs and olive oil in their recipes.
RANDOMIZED SELECTION REGISTRATION
Regional interest in arte italia’s culinary program has been overwhelming! Our guests are thrilled to dine in the Cucina with visiting chefs but our seating capacity is very limited. Therefore, we strive to fairly allocate seating between new culinary guests and former guests that have participated in the past. We utilize a fair system of randomized selection to assign seating for each culinary class.
You may enter a registration request for yourself and one guest (party of two). Please provide the name of your guest at the time of enrollment registration. We will notify randomly selected registrants by e-mail. Once you’ve been notified, please secure your reservation by submitting payment via PayPal or mailing your check payment as soon as possible.* Pleae do not send payment unless you have been notified regarding selection.
Classes are held at 442 Flint Street, Reno. Parking is located at the rear of the building. Additional street parking is available on both California Avenue and Flint Street, and metered parking on surrounding streets is free after 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and all day on Sundays and holidays.
All culinary classes are recorded for archival use and future culinary instruction. Please speak quietly for the benefit of other students and video viewers, and please drink responsibly.
Tuition Fees for Selected Registrants: $60 per class ($55 for seniors 65+ and students).
*Please make checks payable and send to:
165 West Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501
All culinary class tuition is donated to Roman Catholic charitable organizations.