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Italian Festival Returns to Four Seasons Resort Orlando from January 29th – February 3rd, 2019

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The Four Seasons Resort Orlando will again host its popular Italian Festival, which will encompass a five-course white truffle dinner and a special prix-fixe menu in Ravello highlighting Italian cuisine. It will be held from January 29 through February 3, 2019. Read below for the press release!

Calling all Italian food lovers: Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is bringing back its popular Italian Festival featuring a five-course white truffle dinner and special prix-fixe menu highlighting Italian cuisine. The special dinner offerings take place January 29 through February 3, 2019.

Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, who hails from Torino, Italy, will welcome Italian guest chefs in partnership with the Region of Piedmont in Italy and the Italian Food Style Education (IFSE) Culinary School. The Resort first partnered with IFSE in October 2016.

“I am very excited to welcome back the Italian Festival to Ravello,” says Schenardi. “I look forward to sharing the delicious white truffle with our guests and many Orlando locals.”

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi

Ravello will welcome Chef Enrico Pivieri, a former student of IFSE and chef/owner of Il Cavallo Scosso restaurant, located in Asti, an area of Italy close to Milan and Genoa.  Chef Pivieri has been recognised as one of Italy’s Top 100 Chefs in both 2018 and 2017, and the restaurant has received many accolades including a 1 forchetta, Italy’s equivalent to a Michelin Star rating.

Event Details

The highlight of the event, the White Truffle Dinner, will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Ravello, and each course will feature the white Alba truffle from Italy and a wine pairing.

The menu is as follows:

First Course

  • Baccala tartare, light bagna cauda, cauliflower foam, white truffle
  • Paired with Coppo Costebianche, Chardonnay, Piedmonte, 2014

Second Course

  • Fried egg yolk, Castelmagno cheese fondue, tomato confit drop, white truffle
  • Paired with Coppo L’Avvocata, Barbera D’Asti, Piedmonte, 2017

Third Course

  • Risotto, beets, escargot, yogurt, white truffle
  • Paired with Prunotto Ochetti, Nebiolo, Piedmonte, 2012

Fourth Course

  • Glazed duck legs, carrot puree, fennel chips, white truffle
  • Paired with Marchesi Di Barolo, Barolo, Piedmonte, 2012

Fifth Course

  • Meringue, white chocolate, Piedmont’s frollino cookie, vermouth, white truffle
  • Paired with Coppo Moscato D’Asti, 2017

The dinner is available for USD 195 per person (all inclusive) and guests must purchase a ticket to attend this special event. Tickets can be purchased here.

Additionally, guests can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu in Ravello for USD 56 per person from Tuesday, January 29 through Sunday, February 3, 2019.

The prix-fixe menu is as follows:

First Course

  • Filet of beef, citrus, langoustine, sea urchin aioli

Second Course

  • Gnocchi, Cape Canaveral shrimp, charred tomato

Third Course

  • Two chocolate bon bons, orange marmalade, salted crumble cake

Guests may also order the above dishes a la carte.  For reservations, call 407 313 6161.

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.