Class Description: Eataly proprietor as well as noted restaurateur and winemaker, Joe Bastianich, leads a tasting of
5-6 Italian wines. In class you will travel through the north, central, and south, alongside Joe, as he shares Italy's noble wines, as well as, a couple incredibly unique wines from the Bastianich estate. Wines will be paired with a multi-course selection of Eataly’s antipasti, prepared by the Chef of La Scuola. Class will be complete with tasting notes and recipe suggestions for students to take home. Wine enthusiasts; join this fellow oenophile, in the intimate setting of La Scuola, as he discusses his true passion, the grape.
Restaurateur-winemaker Joe Bastianich, along with partners Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali, operates three wineries in Italy, as well as twenty two successful restaurants worldwide, including Babbo and Del Posto in NYC, Carnevino in Las Vegas, and in 2010, expanded the famed LA eateries Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza to Singapore. Earlier that same year, the trio teamed up with Italian retail pioneer Oscar Farinetti to bring Eataly, the largest artisanal food and wine market in the world, to New York. The spring of 2012 marks their latest overseas venture with the opening of Lupa in Hong Kong. Joe has co-authored two award winning books on Italian wine, and his third book, Grandi Vini, an opinionated tour of Italy’s 89 finest wines, was released in the fall of 2010 to much critical acclaim. Joe’s highly anticipated memoir, Restaurant Man, is slated for release in May of this year. A bold retelling of a life lived steeped in the ever-evolving New York City restaurant scene; Joe brazenly shares the adventures that took him from his family’s first “red sauce joint” in 1970’s Queens, to the renowned culinary empire that is the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group of today. He has received numerous accolades for his groundbreaking work in the field and in 2008 the James Beard Foundation honored him once again by presenting he and Mario with the much revered Outstanding Restaurateur Award. Joe is currently a judge on FOX’s reality TV hit, MasterChef, with Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot, where he shares his expertise in deciphering culinary talent from amongst thousands of amateur home cooks. With the franchise’s international popularity growing at lightning speed, it didn’t take long for Joe’s beloved Italy to climb onboard, and in the summer of 2011, Joe joined fellow judges Carlo Cracco and Bruno Barbieri for the premiere season of Sky’s MasterChef Italia. In addition to Joe’s passion for all things food and wine, he is an avid marathon runner and triathlete, having recently completed the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, H
Wines & Menu
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** Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Menu and wines are subject to slight change.