Online Classes on Food & Wine

Italian Cultural Society Of Washington DC

You’ve seen CNN’s Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, now do it yourself this spring! Instructor Carlo Ellena will be your virtual tour guide through 12 regions of Italy to discover the distinct histories of traditional food and wine of each place. You will also learn tips on traditional recipes and foodie tours, gastronomical trends, restaurants, secrets and vocabulary in Italian. In other words, you’ll be the gastronomic insider on your next trip to Italy! The 10 lessons will cover the following Italian regions: 1. Piemonte, 2. Lombardia, 3. Veneto/Friuli, 4. Toscana, 5. Marche/Umbria, 6. Lazio, 7. Campania, 8. Puglia, 9. Sicilia, 10. Sardegna Drop-ins to particular classes are allowed.  Register to the course EXPLORING ITALY’S REGIONAL FOOD & WINE

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DISCOVER ITALIAN WINE: HISTORY AND TASTING – Friday at 5:00pm ET – Make it an occasion! Instructor Carlo Ellena will lead you to a virtual tour through the most important regions for Italian wine, to learn their geography and the history of their wines. You can enjoy a wine tasting experience, purchasing the wine and food suggested in advance by the instructor via email. First region: Piemonte, followed by Lombardia, Veneto, Toscana, Marche/Umbria.

For the first class – main wines to purchase (optional):

  • Rosso: Barbaresco: Cà del Baio or Barbaresco Autinbej 2017 or NADA FIORENZO BARBARESCO MANZOLA, 2016  (paring with spicy cheese as Gorgozola, with grissini)
  • Bianco: Roero arneis, giovanni almondo – bricco delle ciliegie 2019, or rocca felice (pairing with aged cheese like Bra cheese or Castelmagno cheese, grissin)
  • Dolce: Brachetto, Castello Banfi Rosa Legale (pairing with hazelnuts and dried fruit)

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