Explore Italy's regional cuisine, culture, and language
with Dr. Paola Basile, Professor of Italian Studies, Lake Erie College
During the 6-class seminar, attendees will explore various facets of six different Italian regions, including the language, culture, food, and wines, with Dr. Paola Basile, a native of Italy and Professor of Italian Studies at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio.
Each class will feature a different Italian region. The first part of the class will be a presentation on and discussion about the region's culture and language. During the second part of class, attendees will have the opportunity to taste regional wines and sample regional cuisine as prepared by Little Italy chefs.
Class time is 10:30a-12:30p. You may register for all 6 classes or select individual classes you would like to attend. Class size is limited, so register early.
$30 per class or register for all six at the discounted rate of $150.
All classes take place at the Italian American Museum of Cleveland (IAMCLE) located in the heart of Cleveland's Little Italy (between Presti's and Maxi's.)
Spend an afternoon at the Italian American Museum of Cleveland with Robert Pietraroia and learn about winemaking and other traditions of Italian Americans. Robert will give a short presentation on the history of Italian immigration and traditions, with a special focus on his family. Then guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines and cellos (lemon and orange.)
Presenter Robert Pietraroia is the former owner of the Abbe Road Vineyard and has over 43 years of winemaking experience. Robert's wines are well known amongst the Italian winemaking community and his wines have been recipients of many awards. Robert also judges local wine contests to stay abreast of the latest trends in the craft of winemaking and judging and is a board member of Northern Ohio Wine Guild (NOWG).
There are two levels of tickets available. Must be 21 years of age to purchase.
Regolare - $25
includes taste of two wines and lemon- or orange-cello, and appetizers
Primo - $50
includes above and additional tastes of a variety Italian wines
**All proceeds will support the exhibits and programs at IAMCLE.
The talk and tasting will take place at the Italian American Museum of Cleveland (IAMCLE) located in the heart of Cleveland's Little Italy (between Presti's and Maxi's.) If the weather is nice, the event will take place on our exclusive patio.
Discover the history of Cleveland's LIttle Italy neighborhood!
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Tour starts at 1:00p.m.
Rain or shine
Cost - $15, includes tour and refreshments.
Join Pamela Dorazio Dean, Director of the Italian American Museum of Cleveland, on this tour through the Little Italy neighborhood. During this one-mile walk, Pamela will point out important landmarks and share some of the history that makes this neighborhood unique.
The tour will begin and end at the Italian American Museum of Cleveland, 12111 Mayfield Road. Participants will be invited to enjoy refreshments on the IAMCLE patio after the tour.
Each tour is limited to 25 people.
The Italian American Museum of Cleveland is sponsored by the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) and is a proud partner of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
12111 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Oh 44106
p: (216) 417-6474
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