CHEF GIANCARLO MORELLI
One of our most beloved visiting chefs, Chef Giancarlo Morelli will visit arte italia once again this November. Known for combining classic sensibilities with contemporary charm and a cosmopolitan spirit, his cuisine is varied and follows the traditions and authentic flavors of the Lombardia region infused with his own brand of creative genius. His kitchen is part laboratory and part art studio. The Chef maintains a deep respect for seasonal, raw products of the highest quality in order to preserve the authenticity of the dish's origins.
When conceiving a menu, ingredients are evaluated in relation to one another and their ability to create emotions. Says Chef Morelli of his process: "I do not think the plate. I feel it."
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. Some recipes may include nuts.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Become a member of the "Arte Italia Family" by joining our contact list. Simply enter your contact information at the bottom of this page to receive our e-updates. Members receive online news regarding culinary classes, art exhibits and other unique events. Members will receive an email containing the link to enter the random selection drawing. You will be notified if you are selected to attend a class.
RANDOM SELECTION DRAWING
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 and former participants. We utilize a computer-randomized system to select guests for each new culinary class.
You may enter your name and the name of one guest (party of two). We will notify selected registrants by e-mail. Once you’ve been notified, please secure your reservation by submitting payment as soon as possible. Pleae do not send payment unless you have been specifically notified regarding selection. Payment instructions will be provided in the notification e-mail.
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.
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).
All culinary class tuition is donated to Roman Catholic charitable organizations.