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A new series starting at the ICCC: Le Stagioni in Tavola – Seasons at the Table

On April 30th the ICCC will launch a new special series dedicated to Italian food and wines: LE STAGIONI IN TAVOLA – SEASONS AT THE TABLE. A series of live demo dinners dedicated to the fresh products of the Season, promoting the use of Organic fruits and vegetables, for a healthy and well balanced diet according to the Mediterranean nutritional patterns.
The first appointment will be dedicated to PRIMAVERA – SPRING! The live demo will be held by the Independent Chef Gabriella Vacca.
Don’t miss this opportunity, we have limited seats! Call the ICCC to reserve your spot at 713-524-4222 ext. 4, or purchase your ticket on Eventbrite.
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La Piccola Cucina @MD Anderson for the celebration of “La Festa della Mamma”

La Piccola Cucina, a culinary program for kids aimed at teaching the Italian language, the metric system, and the basics of nutrition through the promotion of the many Italian regional culinary traditions, will land at the MD Anderson Children’s Hospital on May 7th, to celebrate a very special day in the Italian tradition: “La Festa della Mamma” – “The Mother’s Day”.

The young Chefs will don chef aprons and toques and learn how to cook “Agnolotti alla zucca rossa”, a fresh home made pasta filled with red pumpkin!

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La Piccola Cucina lands in Austin. Next session on April 11th

Join us for this Special Edition of La Piccola Cucina!

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Our little Chefs will learn how to make “La Torta Sbrisolona”, the Italian popular crunchy almond pie from Mantova!
Purchase now your ticket on Eventbrite or call Melania at 7135244222 ext.4

A Cena con lo Chef – Cooking Class for Two

If you love cooking you can’t miss this unique occasion to spend a night with your special someone, cooking some Italian Delicacies!
Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese will teach you and guide you in the preparation of two Italian Courses.
After the preparation, all the participants will enjoy their creations at Quattro Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel. Wine is included.
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2013 REGIONAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND DINNER SERIES

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HOUSTON—January 24, 2013: The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) will host one of Houston’s best loved chefs, Renato De Pirro of Ristorante Cavour, Hotel Granduca, for a chef demonstration and an exclusive dinner at 7 pm, February 22, 2013, at ICCC, 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas, 77006. Renato De Pirro will lead diners through Italy’s Emilia Romagna region during the evening, the second dinner of the 2013 culinary tour of Italian regions.

The demonstration and four course dinner will include Erbazzone con Fonduta di Squacquerone (Swiss Chard Pie with Emilian Creamy Soft Cheese Fondue), Tortellini alla Panna e Prosciutto di Parma (Pork, Mortadella and Parmesan Stuffed Tortellini with Creamy Prosciutto di Parma Sauce), Medaglioni di Vitello alla Parmigiana con le sue Melanzane (Veal Medallion Parmesan with its Eggplants) and Dolce Amore (Marsala Hazelnut Trifle). This event is $75 for ICCC members and $85 for non-members and includes the demonstration, four course dinner and all wine and beverages. Space is limited. Please call 713-524-4222, extension 4, to reserve your spot.

Chef Renato De Pirro graduated from the Spoleto Italian Culinary School and holds a Certified Chef De Cuisine Diploma. He launched his culinary career in Italy where he first had the role of Executive Chef and then owned a fine dining establishment, la Ribotta. In Las Vegas he first was Executive Chef for Osteria del Circo and then Executive Chef and Manager for Terrarossa. He also was Corporate Executive Chef for Station Casinos where he developed new culinary and interior design concepts. Renato De Pirro is now Executive Chef at Ristorante Cavour, Hotel Granduca in Uptown Park, with over 20 years of exemplary culinary experience including 10 years in the United States. The Italian Cultural & Community Center is a 501c3 whose mission is to preserve, celebrate and advance Italian culture and heritage.

To learn more about the ICCC Cooking Demonstration and Dinner, please visit http://www.iccchouston.com/events-2/dinner-chef-demonstration-series/

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