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'Taste of Italy' in NW Iowa

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chef Jeremy Neppl will take local "foodies" on a culinary tour of Italy on April 22 at La Chiesa.
Arts on Grand is again partnering with La Chiesa to present another "culinary arts adventure." Last year, it was a series of three cooking demonstrations over three months. This year's adventure is called "A Taste of Italy," and will feature foods and wines from five different regions presented over two hours, 5 to 7 p.m., on Sunday, April 22.

Stations will be set up around the restaurant for the following regions: Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Campania, Calabria, and Sicily. Each participant will receive a "passport" to present as he or she takes a gastronomic tour of Italy. On the menu are Milanese rice ball, Bolognese filled tortellini, mozzarella caprese, swordfish roll with spicy tomato sauce, and cannoli. Each food will be paired with a wine from the region. As they "tour" Italy, Chef Jeremy Neppl and his assistants will educate participants about the foods and wines of each region.

Proceeds from this event will provide operational support for Arts on Grand. The event is being sponsored by Northwest Bank. Tickets are priced at $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers. They are available at Arts on Grand. The number of participants is limited, so to avoid disappointment, get your tickets early! For more information, contact Arts on Grand at 712-262-4307.