Every month Eataly brings you closer to a different region of Italy through its food, wine and culture. Throughout the month of January we will be featuring the region of Calabria with a series of classes focused on wines and traditional dishes from this region.
“Calabria is one of the least modernized regions of the entire Italian "boot" which in many ways makes it a fascinating place to travel and eat. With virtually no real industrial development along the coast but for the less than appealing city of Reggio Calabria which exists mostly as a jump off point for auto traffic and trains on the way to Sicilia, the whole coastline is relatively empty with beautiful and immaculate sparkling water beaches. In the middle of the province there are gorgeous mountainous forest lands with very few towns and even fewer restaurants. The food of Calabria is clean and spicy, incorporating loads of local vegetables, and including simple pastas based on seafood along the coastline, and on lamb and pork on the interior. The Calabrese love to eat their gelato even at breakfast on a soft, sweet roll like a sandwich with their cappuccino. The spicy hot peperoncino plays into nearly all meals and olio santo (the spicy chili oil) is on almost every table in the region. Restaurants are not fancy or elaborate, but the food is honest and at times exquisite.” Mario Batali
This class will bring you on a culinary tour offering some of the best gems the Calabrian kitchen has to offer. Guests will taste 3 Calabrian dishes prepared in our open kitchen, paired with Calabrian wines. Class will be complete with information on the region, wine tasting notes and adapted recipes to take home.
Pesce Crudo del Giorno (Market Fish with Sea Salt & Calabrian Olive Oil)
Salumi & Formaggi Calabresi (Assorted Artisanal Cured Meats & Cheese from Calabria)
Pasta alla Pastora (Shepherd's Pasta with Sausage & Ricotta)
Biscotti & Dolci Calabresi (Assorted Calabrese Cookies & Sweets)
Cantine Lento Greco 2011
Statti Gaglioppo 2011
Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Menu and wines are subject to slight change.
Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. If we are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, we may not be able to accommodate them.
Please note, class includes demonstration and tasting and is not hands-on.