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Date with Tony: Bologna dinner March 6 (Italian regional cuisine series)

bologna tortellini

Above: Where would the world be if Bologna had not given us tortellini? “After Naples, Bologna is my favorite place to eat,” says Tony. For foodie insiders, Bologna is considered one of the great food meccas of the world.

BOLOGNA: ITALY’S FOOD MECCA
Italian regional cuisine series
with Tony Vallone
March 6
PLEASE CALL (713) 960-0333 TO RESERVE
details below

Our regional Italian dinner series has been a wonderfully rewarding experience for me. It’s given me a chance to share my greatest passion with you: Italy and its endless variety of aromas and flavors.

We’ve covered Naples, Sicily, and Rome. And now it’s time for a city that foodie insiders and food and wine writers consider one of the great food meccas in the world today: Bologna.

Bologna and the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna are home to some of Italy’s best food products. From prosciutto di Parma and the entire family of cured meats that are produced there to crumbly Parmigiano Reggiano and authentic aceto balsamico tradizionale (true balsamic vinegar), Bologna and its sister cities — Parma, Reggio Emilia, and Modena — are one of Italy’s national gastronomic treasures.

bologna aerial

Above: Bologna is also a beautiful Italian Renaissance city, known for its “Bologna red” colors. It is also home to the world’s oldest university and to this day the city, with its gorgeous porticos, is the backdrop to vibrant student life to this day. Umberto Eco is just one of the intellectual celebrities who teach there.

When I first began traveling there in the late 1970s, I was thrilled by their stuffed pastas and lasagnas and over the years, I have had the great fortune to cook with some of the region’s leading chefs.

Every one of them has her or his own recipe for ragù alla bolognese, the famous meat sauce of northern Italy, served over tagliatelle or layered with lasagne, long broad pasta sheets.

On Thursday, March 6, I’ll be sharing my recipe for ragù alla bolognese with you, as well as a number of classics of Bolognese cooking.

I hope that you can join me. After Naples, Bologna is my favorite place to eat in Italy. And few cuisines can rival the passion that goes into cooking there.

—Tony Vallone

PLEASE CALL (713) 960-0333 TO RESERVE

BOLOGNA: ITALY’S FOOD MECCA
Italian regional cuisine series
with Tony Vallone
CIAO BELLO
March 6, 6:30 p.m.
$110 per person
not including tax & gratuity

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. PLEASE RESERVE ASAP.

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