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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 specialties and wines. 

From pasta making to chocolate tasting and wine sampling, the Italian Cultural Center offers many events to celebrate Italy’s rich culinary landscape.

Buon Appetito!

  

  Watch this video to get a better feeling of what we have to offer!

Watch the replays of Labor of Love: Wine Families of Piemonte, our series of June 2020 dedicated to some of the families of famous wines from the Piemonte region. Presented by Romina Montanari, our Food & Wine Manager, and Suzanne Hoffman, author of the book Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte.

Episode 1: general presentation about Piemonte and its wines families
Episode 2: m
eeting the Albino Rocca and Cigliuti families 
Episode 3: meeting the Giulio Grasso (Ca' del Baio) and Deltetto families
Episode 4: meeting the Boschis (E. Pira e Figli - Chiara Boschis) and Giacomo Oddero families
Episode 5: meeting the San Martino di San Germano (Marchesi Alfieri) and Marenco families



Upcoming events

    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alley Entrance - 1625 Hennepin Ave - Suite 250 - Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Google Maps: Foresight Associates)
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    LE VIE DEL VINO

    The Southern Wines of Puglia and Campania


    LIVE WINE EDUCATION

    APPETIZERS, LIVE MUSIC, ROOFTOP VIEW

    Friday, July 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    (In-person)




    Join us for an evening of live music, light-appetizers and a wine tasting tour of Italy's southern regions of Campania and Puglia.

    Although wines have been produced in each region for millennia, Campania, the ‘shin’ of the Italian peninsula, is more widely recognized as the birthplace of pizza, lemon groves and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast than a producer of great wines. While Puglia, the ‘heel’ of the peninsula is known more for its agricultural output than that of a fine wine producing region.

    But the times they are a' changing! Both Campania and Puglia can now be counted as true hidden gem regions, capable of producing beautiful, food-friendly and age-worthy wines.

    We’ll discuss a brief history of each region and enjoy 5 wines from the light, crisp almost ‘salty’ whites, ideal for pairing with fish and seafood, to the big, bold and age-worthy reds that are the perfect compliment to fresh grilled vegetables, fruity tomatoes, peppery olive oils and just about anything cooked over an open-fire!

    In addition to 5 wines from the south, you will enjoy appetizers and live music performed by Vittorio and The Bridges with the beautiful Minneapolis summer skyline in the background.

    The wine portion of the evening will be expertly led by David Johnson, a CMS-Certified Sommelier and life-long Italian wine-enthusiast.

    Space is limited! Register now.


    IMPORTANT - COVID POLICY UPDATE:

    PLEASE READ! By registering for this in-person class, you fully agree to the ICC COVID POLICY: Proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours to be shown upon entry, masking optional.

    For any questions, write us at contact@theitalianculturalcenter.org




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Past events

10 Jun 2022 IT'S BACK! APERITIVO & CARDS. Learn how to play Scopone Scientifico, a traditional Italian card game
30 Apr 2022 COLAZIONE ALL' ITALIANA - Casual Conversation Group
23 Apr 2022 Il PIACERE DI LEGGERE IN ITALIANO - Guided Reading in Italian CLASS CLOSED
23 Apr 2022 COLAZIONE ALL' ITALIANA - Casual Conversation Group AS22CAI
13 Apr 2022 APERITIVO: The Art of Italian Cocktails
09 Apr 2022 COLAZIONE ALL' ITALIANA - Casual Conversation Group AS22CAI
08 Apr 2022 IN ENGLISH - VIAGGI PER L'ITALIA: Virtual Trip to the Region of Piemonte
01 Apr 2022 CUCINA SLOW FOOD: Osteria del Boccondivino.
20 Mar 2022 MAKE AND TAKE: Truffle Tajarin
11 Mar 2022 LE VIE DEL VINO - Wine Education. Piemonte "foot of the mountain" Wines
13 Feb 2022 MAKE AND TAKE: Heart Shaped Ravioli di Spinaci
27 Jan 2022 STORIA DELLA CUCINA ITALIANA (1/3): Italian Cuisine before Italy
27 Jan 2022 STORIA DELLA CUCINA ITALIANA (2/3): The Centuries Old Characteristics of Italian Cuisine
25 Jan 2022 STORIE DI FAMIGLIA. Gattinara in Alto Piemonte. Meet the Travaglini Family.
22 Jan 2022 STORIA DELLA CUCINA ITALIANA (3/3): Pellegrino Artusi and the Birth of Modern Italian Cuisine
12 Dec 2021 MAKE & TAKE: Biscotti di Natale
08 Dec 2021 SAPORI ITALIANI: Belgioioso. Artisanal Food Crafted in the USA
21 Nov 2021 MAKE & TAKE: Gnocchi di patate
19 Nov 2021 VIAGGI PER L'ITALIA: Virtual Trip to the Region of Lombardia
18 Nov 2021 CUCINA SLOW FOOD: Ristorante Badessa.
06 Nov 2021 SAPORI ITALIANI. Red Table Meat. Artisanal Food Crafted In The USA
05 Nov 2021 STORIE DI FAMIGLIA. The Wine Region of Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardia. Meet the Radici Odero Family.
30 Oct 2021 SOLD OUT! MAKE AND TAKE: Ravioli di Zucca
22 Jul 2021 SOLD OUT! Wine Tasting Le Vie del Vino (In-person). The Volcanic Wines of Sicily. ES21
06 May 2021 LE VIE DEL VINO - Wine Education. Friuli Venezia Giulia: Multi-Cultural Wines
10 Apr 2021 ALMA Scuola di Cucina: Primo Piatto Italiano: Pasta e Riso
19 Mar 2021 Le Vie del Vino - Wine Education: Irpinia in Campania
13 Mar 2021 ALMA Scuola di Cucina: Tradizioni Culinarie Pasquali
11 Feb 2021 Storie di famiglia. Made in Italy: Gorgonzola. Meet the Costa Family.
16 Jan 2021 ALMA SCUOLA DI SOMMELIER: Vitigni Autoctoni
19 Dec 2020 ALMA Scuola di Cucina: Buon Appetito sotto l'Albero di Natale!
09 Dec 2020 Wine Education Le Vie del Vino: Alto Adige/Südtirol
21 Nov 2020 Storie di famiglia. Made in Italy: Aceto Balsamico di Modena. Meet the Giusti Family.
24 Oct 2020 Storie di famiglia. Made in Italy: Prosciutto di Parma. Meet the Conti Family.
03 Oct 2020 Storie di famiglia. Made in Italy: Parmigiano Reggiano. Meet the Serra Family
11 Jun 2020 Insieme a Tavola! Cooking Together Virtual Series. ES20
04 Jun 2020 Insieme a Tavola! Cooking Together Virtual Series. ES20
28 May 2020 Insieme a Tavola! Cooking Together Virtual Series. ES20
29 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Make & Take Pasta: Tagliatelle and Tagliolini. EW20
26 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Wine Tasting Le Vie del Vino: Sangiovese from the Tuscan Hills to Fellini's Romagna. EW20
26 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Tarallucci e Vino – Casual Conversation Group AW20TV
26 Mar 2020 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual Conversation Group
14 Mar 2020 SUSPENDED Colazione all’italiana - Casual Conversation Group AW20CAI
02 Feb 2020 Make & Take Dolci: Frappe Treats for Carnevale. EW20
31 Jan 2020 SOLD OUT! Aperitivo & Cards. Learn how to play Scopone Scientifico, a traditional Italian card game. EW20
30 Jan 2020 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual Conversation Group EW20TV
23 Jan 2020 Pitturiamo! (Let’s Paint!) EW20
19 Jan 2020 SOLD OUT! Make and Take: Tortellini. EW20
12 Jan 2020 Wine Tasting La Via del Vino: Sunshine in a Bottle. Wines of Puglia and Sicily. EW20
11 Jan 2020 AW20CAI Colazione all’italiana - Casual Conversation Group EF19CAI
19 Dec 2019 Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro. An Italian Holiday Tradition. EF19
08 Dec 2019 SOLD OUT! DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) EF19
21 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! WINE TASTING. Le Vie del Vino: Bollicine d'Oro - Golden Italian Bubbles. EF19
17 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi di Zucca. EF19
07 Nov 2019 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual Conversation Group EF19TV
04 Nov 2019 Happening in the Community: Culture Through Cuisine - Italian Aperitivo
02 Nov 2019 Colazione all’italiana - Casual Conversation Group EF19CAI
17 Oct 2019 EF19TV Tarallucci e Vino – Casual Conversation Group
13 Oct 2019 Make and Take: Tortelloni di Funghi and Salatini. EF19
05 Oct 2019 SOLD OUT! Colazione all’italiana - Casual Conversation Group EF19CAI
29 Sep 2019 SOLD OUT! Make and Take: Orecchiette and Cavatelli. EF19
30 May 2019 SOLD OUT! Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group, Thursday, May 30. ES19TV
18 May 2019 SOLD OUT Colazione all’italiana - Saturday, May 18 ES19CAI
28 Apr 2019 Make & Take Class: Erbazzone & Salame di Cioccolato. ES19
25 Apr 2019 Aperitivo & Cards. Learn how to play Scopone Scientifico, a traditional Italian card game. ES19
13 Apr 2019 Colazione all’italiana – Casual Conversation Group, Saturday, April 13. ES19CAI
24 Mar 2019 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. ES19
16 Mar 2019 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group. EW19CI
10 Mar 2019 SOLD OUT! Weekend Italiano - Pasta-Making Workshop (Tortellini). EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Seminar: Liquid Gold – Sicilian Artisan Milled Olive Oils. EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Visions of Italia. Photography Exhibit. EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Seminar: Historical Connections between Health & Food in Italy. EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Bread Workshop with Carla Giudici. EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Mini Wine Seminars. EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Mercatino (Mini-Market). EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Italian Conversation Table & Card Table. EW19
10 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Pasta-Making Workshop (Ravioli di spinaci e ricotta). EW19
09 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Apericena (Italian-style Happy Hour). EW19
09 Mar 2019 Weekend Italiano - Wine Tasting. EW19
09 Mar 2019 WEEKEND ITALIANO, a contemporary 2-day Italian Food and Social Event. EW19
26 Feb 2019 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group, Tuesday, February 26. EW19
16 Feb 2019 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group. EW19CI
27 Jan 2019 SOLD OUT! Make and Take: Tortellini. EW19
25 Jan 2019 Wine Tasting: Social & Open House Style at Solo Vino. EW18
24 Jan 2019 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group. EW19TV
20 Dec 2018 Sold out! Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro. An Italian Holiday Tradition. EF18
08 Dec 2018 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) EW19
06 Dec 2018 Aperitivo & Cards. Torneo di Scopone Scientifico (no previous experience needed). EF18
18 Nov 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. EF18
08 Nov 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Centro Italia. EF18
20 Oct 2018 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group. EF18
14 Oct 2018 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. EF18
04 Oct 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Nord Italia. EF18
27 Sep 2018 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group. EF18
15 Sep 2018 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group. EF18
13 Sep 2018 Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. EF18
21 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT ... again! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. ES18
16 Jun 2018 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group. ES18
31 May 2018 Aperitivo per gli italiani nelle Twin Cities. ES18
24 May 2018 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group. EU18
12 May 2018 ES18 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
29 Apr 2018 Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta. ES18
26 Apr 2018 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group. ES18
12 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! It's back! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. ES18
08 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! - Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
25 Mar 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
01 Mar 2018 EW18 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group
11 Feb 2018 SOLD OUT! DOLCI – Frappe, Italian treats for Carnevale! EW18
19 Dec 2017 WAITLIST! EF17 Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro. An Italian Holiday Tradition.
10 Dec 2017 TWO MORE SPOTS! EF17 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies)
07 Dec 2017 EF17 Aperitivo & Cards. Last chance to learn how to play Scopone Scientifico with Luisa & Ileana!
18 Nov 2017 EF17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
12 Nov 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Make and Take: tortellini
21 Oct 2017 EF17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
15 Oct 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Make and Take: ravioli di zucca (pumpkin ravioli)
12 Oct 2017 EF17 Torneo di Scopone Scientifico / Scopone Tournament (no previous experience needed)
24 Sep 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini
21 Sep 2017 EF17 Wine Tasting: Scrumptious Sangiovese
14 Sep 2017 EF17 Aperitivo and cards. Last session before the GRAN TORNEO! Don't miss it!
30 Apr 2017 ES17 ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta
29 Apr 2017 ES17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
27 Apr 2017 ES17 IT'S TONIGHT, join us! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
26 Mar 2017 ES17 Make & Take Class: Gnocchi
11 Mar 2017 EW17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
26 Feb 2017 ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT! EW17 DOLCI – Frappe, Italian treats for Carnevale!
28 Jan 2017 EW17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
26 Jan 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
15 Jan 2017 EW17 Make and Take: Pizza Casalinga - Homemade Style Pizza
11 Jan 2017 Cinema! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
08 Jan 2017 EW17 Viva l'Italia! From our friends of Opera on Tap
11 Dec 2016 EF16 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) Sunday, December 11
10 Dec 2016 EF16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
05 Nov 2016 EF16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
01 Oct 2016 EF16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
08 Sep 2016 Earthquake Fundraiser: CLOSED, Thank you for the overwhelming response!
15 May 2016 SOLD OUT! EU16 Make & Take Class:Tagliatelle – Sunday, May 15, 2016
10 Apr 2016 ES16 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi – Sunday, April 10th
12 Mar 2016 EW16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group - Saturday, March 12
13 Feb 2016 EW16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group - Saturday, Feb 13
31 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT!! DOLCI series: Tortelli dolci ripieni (Italian sweet pockets) – Sunday, 1/31
22 Jan 2016 EW16 Wine Tasting series: Wines of Southern Italy
14 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT! Taste the Regions: Puglia (Apulia)
06 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) Sunday, December 6
05 Dec 2015 EF15 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group - Saturday, December 5
03 Dec 2015 EF15 Make & Take Class: il VOV (Italian holiday drink) December 3
07 Nov 2015 EF15 Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di ricotta & spinaci @ American Swedish Institute
24 Oct 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di zucca @ Nonna Rosa’s
15 Oct 2015 EF15 Taste the Regions/Cities: Rome, the eternal city - October 15th
11 Oct 2015 CE15 - Piccoli Pizzaioli series: Panzerotti class for children
04 Oct 2015 EF15 NEW! Al mercato: in search of tasty Italian food at Whole Foods - Sunday, October 4th
27 Sep 2015 EF15 DOLCI series:SOLD OUT! Frittelle di mele (Italian Apple Fritters) - Sunday, 9/27
04 Jun 2015 SOLD OUT! - Taste the Regions: Piemonte (Piedmont)
20 May 2015 ENS15 NEW! Cena Sociale - An Evening at The Butcher Block Restaurant, Wednesday, May 20
18 Apr 2015 EN15 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-Saturday, April 18, 1-3
16 Apr 2015 Taste the Regions: Sardegna (Sardinia)
04 Apr 2015 DOLCI: La Cassata Siciliana - Saturday, April 4th
14 Mar 2015 CE15 SOLD OUT! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
07 Feb 2015 Sold Out! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
01 Feb 2015 1 Open Spot! DOLCI – Italian treats for Carnevale! Sunday, Feb 1st
15 Jan 2015 Wine Tasting Event: Barolo v. Brunello – Thursday, January 15
10 Jan 2015 A midwesterner in Turin: good, clean and fair food for all
18 Oct 2014 EF14 Nine Quintessential Wines of Italy -2 spaces available!
27 Sep 2014 EF14 DOLCI - Tiramisu! Saturday, September 27
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
29 May 2014 ENS14 - SPECIAL EVENT: Book Discussion -All This Talk of Love
10 May 2014 EN14 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-NEW LOCATION!
25 Jan 2014 EW14 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
07 Dec 2013 EN13 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
21 Nov 2013 ENF13 Italian Wine Tour
11 Nov 2013 ENF13 Young Professionals----Meet and Greet!
17 Jun 2013 EN13 Festeggiamo Spring 2013
25 May 2013 EU13 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
05 Jan 2013 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
17 May 2012 Benny The Chef Is Here!
20 Apr 2012 365 Days of A Women Exhibit Private Tour
21 Feb 2012 Cook With Carmela!!!
30 Nov 2011 Meet Carmela Tursi Hobbins - Author, Chef, Cooking Instructor
17 Mar 2011 Italian Wine Tasting
29 Jan 2011 Chocolate Tasting Classes by Chocolate BonaVita
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