Three-Day Celebration of Piemonte, Italy Comes to Four Seasons Resort Orlando October 27th – 29th, 2016

Hi everyone!

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando is hosting a “Taste of Piemonte” festival to celebrate the Piemonte region of Italy from Thursday, October 27th through Saturday, October 29th, 2016. There are several complimentary classes as well as paid events such as a wine tasting with appetizer buffet and a dinner at Ravello with dessert party at Capa (the latter which can be booked separately as well). We look forward to visiting on the first day and picking up a few items from the pop-up Italian marketplace! Keep reading for more information about the event.

Calling all Italian food lovers: when bringing together an Italian-born chef, an Italian restaurant, and visiting chefs from Italy cooking with special imported Italian ingredients, the result is sure to be an event that is not to be missed. This October, Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, who hails from Torino, Italy, will bring Italian guest chefs in partnership from the Italian Food Style Education (IFSE) Culinary School in Italy to prepare an Italian culinary extravaganza. Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will be host to several events highlighting the Piemonte region of Italy, which the Italian American Heritage Foundation has declared the “Region of Honor” for 2016.

In April 2015, Chef Schenardi was presented with the Paolo Bertani Award for his Italian culinary achievements by the Italian Academy of Cuisine and IFSE.  During a trip to Italy this summer, Chef Schenardi was able to discuss collaborating with IFSE and Raffaele Trovato, the school’s director.  “I’m very excited to bring the IFSE professionals to Ravello and have our guests and local residents take part in a truly authentic Italian experience,” says Schenardi.  “Raffaele Trovoto is one of the most highly regarded instructors and mentors, and I am looking forward to having him bring his talents to Four Seasons Resort Orlando.”

The three-day event will include Trovoto and other IFSE members, and will begin with a welcome tasting of imported Italian extra virgin olive oils with housemade breads, a decadent appetiser buffet, and wine tasting.  Day two consists of a five-course Italian feast in Ravello and a dessert party in Capa; and a pop-up Italian Market will be offered Thursday through Sunday, to feature imported olive oils, wines, and housemade Italian pastries and desserts, from Chef Fabrizio’s bomboloni and biscotti to his housemade limocello and gelato. Visitors to the Italian Market can purchase these delicacies to-go, or can purchase and enjoy on property. A special Italian coffee lounge will feature delicious lattes, cappuccinos and more, to be enjoyed on the gorgeous outdoor terrace. Complimentary classes will also be offered to Resort guests and to the public.

Event Details

For all of the dining events, space is limited; guests must reserve their spot accordingly via the Eventbrite page.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Class: Introduction to Italian Olive Oils and Wines

  • 5:00 to 6:00 pm

  • Ravello Demonstration Kitchen
    This complimentary class provides an opportunity to learn about the different olive oil varietals and how to identify defects and positive attributes in both the oils and wines.

  • Italian Olive Oil and Wine Tasting with Appetiser Buffet

  • 6:00 to 9:00 pm

  • Ravello Demonstration Kitchen and Terrace

  • USD 35 per person (tax and gratuity are included)

    Taste unique wines from Piedmont, Italy, and enjoy a delicious buffet of Italian appetisers and an assortment of imported olive oils with fresh baked breads.

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    Class: Introduction to Italian Olive Oils and Wines

  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm

  • Ravello Demonstration Kitchen
    This complimentary class provides an opportunity to learn about the different olive oil varietals and how to identify defects and positive attributes in both the oils and wines.

  • Italian Feast – Five-Course Dinner

  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm

  • Ravello (note, weather permitting, this dinner will be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace of Ravello)

  • USD 175 per person (tax and gratuity are included)

    Experience a decadent Italian feast that will transport attendees to feel as if they’re in Piemonte, Italy for the night. Featuring housemade pastas, gourmet breads and olive oils, and the exclusive white Alba truffle from Italy, this dinner will be a memorable experience. In Italy, throughout the month of October, the White Truffle Festival is one of the oldest Italian truffle festivals that remains widely attended year after year.

Following the dinner, guests will delight in a Dessert Party held in a private dining room at the Resort’s rooftop restaurant, Capa. Indulge with Italian desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli, an Italian coffee bar, and housemade gelato served from the Resort’s whimsical custom gelato bike. Conclude the evening with a Spumante Metodo Classico toast and the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks display, viewed from the Capa terrace.

Italian Dessert Party

  • 9:00 to 10:30 pm

  • Capa

  • USD 25 per person (note, the Dessert Party is included for those who purchase a ticket to the Italian Feast)
    Enjoy an indulgent dessert buffet of Italian delights, such as tiramisu and cannoli, and an Italian coffee bar. Conclude the evening with a
    Spumante Metodo Classico toast and the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks display, viewed from the Capa terrace.

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • Coffee Class

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • Ravello Demonstration Kitchen
    Learn how to make savory dishes featuring Italian coffee at this complimentary class.

  • “Il Mercato Italiano” Italian Marketplace
    Thursday October 27 – Sunday, October 30, 2016

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6:00 to 9:00 pm

Stop by the Ravello Demonstration Kitchen, transformed into Il Mercato Italiano. The marketplace will feature imported olive oils, wines, and more for sale, in addition to housemade Italian pastries and desserts, from Chef Fabrizio’s bomboloni and biscotti to his housemade limocello and gelato. Visitors to the Italian Market can purchase these delicacies to-go, or can purchase and dine on property. An Italian coffee lounge will feature delicious lattes, cappuccinos and more, and Giuso ice cream will be available as well, perfect to enjoy on the gorgeous outdoor terrace. This is a non-ticketed event guests can come in at leisure each night to shop and enjoy.

About IFSE
IFSE is the only cooking school that is acknowledged by the General Secretary of The Italian Republic, referred to as the most innovative school of Italian cuisine. The school safeguards and promotes Italian nutrition and excellence through training courses, conferences, conventions and more. IFSE collaborates with food experts, nutritionists and agronomists of international acclaim to promote high quality education and focus on the health-related aspects of food. Students are trained in the principles of healthy cooking and the Mediterranean diet.