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Food and Wine

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.

Check out our calendar of events by clicking the links on this page.

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As an independent, non-profit organization, our cultural programming initiatives depend on the support of our member base. Please consider supporting the ICC and its programs by signing up as a volunteer or becoming a member today.

Buon appetito!

Upcoming events

    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 24

    It's back! APERITIVO & CARTE 
    Learn how to play cards the Italian way! 

    Get ready to experience the Italian tradition once again! 

    Discover the charm of playing cards the Italian way!

    Join us for an enjoyable evening of learning and playing the traditional Italian card game Scopone Scientifico while indulging in an authentic Italian aperitivo (aperitif).

    No prior experience is required! Italian native Ileana Tamberlani will guide you through the game in English. However, if you're already a pro, don't hesitate to showcase your skills and join the fun!

    Scopone Scientifico is a delightful variant of scopa, a classic card game cherished by many Italians, including our facilitators, who fondly remember playing it with their grandparents in Italy.

    This event warmly welcomes both ICC members and non-members. You can join in the excitement, whether solo or with a partner!

    Per chi desidera trascorrere una serata divertente giocando al tradizionale Scopone Scientifico, il tutto accompagnato da un aperitivo italiano.
    Il gioco è aperto sia ai soci dell’ICC che ai non soci. 

    Le regole del gioco saranno spiegate in inglese. Non è necessaria alcuna conoscenza del gioco; se sei un campione, è l’occasione perfetta per mostrare la tua bravura. Lo Scopone è un gioco a coppie divertente, semplice e interessante. Se non hai un partner, te ne verrà assegnato uno la sera stessa.

    Minimum number of participants: 10
    Maximum number of participants: 24

    All workshops must be canceled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.

    Bring your friends and register now!



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