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Loved throughout the world, Italian cuisine offers a great variety of tastes and ingredients. Tracing its roots from the 4th century BC, the flavors and dishes of Italy have been influenced by rulers and conquerors, political upheaval and the discovery of the New World. Each region and even province has its own food traditions, specialties and wines.

From pasta making to seasonal dishes and wine tastings, the Italian Cultural Center offers many events to celebrate Italy’s rich culinary landscape.

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Upcoming events

    • 12 Oct 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 N Third Avenue Suite #625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
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     APERITIVO & CARTE Returns!

    Date: Thursday, October 12th

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us for a delightful evening of Italian card-playing as we bring back APERITIVO & CARTE! Discover the art of playing cards the Italian way, specifically the beloved game of Briscola.

    We have a brand new game this year 

    Learn Briscola: Whether you're a novice or an expert, this event is for you! Italian native Ileana will guide you through the game in English, making it accessible to everyone.

    Immerse yourself in the Italian culture of "aperitivo." Savor authentic Italian appetizers and drinks while enjoying the game.

    Dive into the history and essence of Briscola, one of Italy's most cherished card games. Gain insights into its origins and how it has evolved over time.

    Briscola is a captivating Mediterranean card game played with a standard Italian 40-card deck. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, it promises hours of fun and excitement.

    This event warmly welcomes both ICC members and non-members. Whether you come alone or with a partner, you're in for an engaging evening of camaraderie and competition.

    Gather your friends and be part of this Italian tradition. Don't miss out on APERITIVO & CARTE! Reserve your spot now for an evening of cards, culture, and community.

      Bring your friends and register now!

    Minimum number of participants: 10
    Maximum number of participants: 16

    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.



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