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Manhattan Elites Learn Italian (Cooking!) at the International Culinary Center



Love to cook? Love to travel? Love Italy?

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Well, Yelp Elites in NYC certainly do! A group of about a hundred lucky yelpers gained an exclusive sneak peak behind the scenes at The School of Italian Studies at The International Culinary Center — one of the most authentic Italian culinary programs in the country. Forget Top Chef, this event, hosted by Chef Cesare Casella, renowned chef-owner of Salumeria Rosi on the Upper West Side and Dean of The School of Italian Studies, brought foodies face to face with chefs in the making. We kicked things off a live demonstration by Chef Cesare on how to prepare the perfect risotto while folks sipped prosecco and snacked on salumi. After tasting the finished result, we broke into groups and embarked on a five floor tour of the state-of-the-art kitchens and classrooms at Center as students practiced everything from pastry making to palate testing.

After all this excitement, we ended things with a swanky wine and antipasti after party on the top floor of the school overlooking SoHo. Not a bad way to spend a Monday evening, I'd say!

If you were in attendance, don't forget to leave your own review of the event, chat about it on Talk and everyone should definitely take a gander at all the enticing photos snapped by our own Jando S of Queens CM notoreity.

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Huge thanks to the amazing staff and chefs at the International Culinary Center and School of Italian Studies for creating a truly unforgettable evening!

Until next time, SYOY…

Jane K

Yelp NYC – Manhattan Community Manager

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