Join me and chef Massimo Bruno for this special event, featuring a discussion of extra virgin olive oil and a sampling of oils from different regions if Italy, followed by a delicious Italian meal by Massimo and his team.
Topics I will discuss include:
A brief history of olive oil
Olive oil in the world and in Italy today
Health benefits and nutritional facts
How to buy, store and cook with olive oil
How to taste olive oil
During the tasting you will have the opportunity to sample my family's olive oil from Tuscany and Massimo's own family olive oil from Puglia, plus another varietal from the northern region of Lake Garda.
Here are the dishes Massimo will prepare to accompany the tasting:
Fagioli Con Crostini (Tuscan-Style Beans With Herbs & Olive Oil)
Cavatelli Con Pomodori (Homemade Pasta With Tomato, Basil & Olive Oil)
Branzino al Sale (Salt-Crusted Seabass)
Torta Al Limone (Lemon Olive Oil Cake)
Guests are invited to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy at the event.