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Future Classes



Ristorante Buriani dal 1967
Pieve di Cento, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
May 8 - 10, 2016

Random Selection Registration for this event is now closed.

Chef Alessandra Buriani will visit arte italia this May, bringing her family's multi-generational philosophy for providing the highest quality Italian dishes made from the best seasonal ingredients. Class participants can look forward to a dining experience that is unique to the Emilia-Romagna region and categorized as "haute cuisine."  Recognized with a Gambero Rosso Fork, Chef Buriani and her intimate 35-seat Ristorante Buriani dal 1967 have a reputation for infusing both tradition and innovation into a menu that perpetually changes with the time of year. Buriani, an art school graduate whose culinary skills are informed by early years of tutelage by her paternal grandmother, refers to her gastronomic creations as honest folk cuisine. 

Class Information

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.

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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. 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.

All classes begin at 6:00 p.m. and are typically over by 8:00 p.m. 

Tuition Fees for Selected Registrants: 
$60 per class ($55 for seniors 65+ and students).

*Please make checks payable and send to:
arte italia 
165 West Liberty Street 
Reno, NV 89501

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

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