An Evening in Artisanal Italy

An Evening in Artisanal Italy

A festive, elegant five course holiday dinner for your office, with  your friends or with your date.

An Evening in Artisanal Italy is a five course dinner with artisanal foods from Zia Pia imports prepared by Chef Riccardo Manieri paired with wine from The Assorted Table Wine Shoppe. Live entertainment.

Ricardo ManieriChef-in-Residence, Zia Pia imports


Riccardo has a passion for excellence that influences everything he undertakes: his practiced approach to cuisine, culinary education and selection of fine foods for Zia Pia. His training includes the Gualtiero Marchesi Culinary School in Colorno, Parma from which he graduated with the highest marks. Beginning his culinary career at Michelin-starred Marco Bistarelli’s Postale restaurant, he continued on at another of Bistarelli’s restaurants, Il Gradale, where he became chef de partie. He now directs the product sourcing effort for Zia Pia, lending his sensitivity and expertise to develop our unique portfolio of fine artisanal foods, uncovering new gems that are not yet widely distributed in the US. Whenever he is this side of the Atlantic he is eagerly called upon by clients who have experienced not only his cooking but also his charming and easy presence in their kitchens, and who benefit from the free manner in which Riccardo dispenses priceless tips to enhance their own cooking. Riccardo resides in Orvieto, Umbria, where he is well-positioned to continue his culinary interests, consult and cook for private events, as well as to scour trade shows like Taste in Florence, Vinitaly in Verona, Tutto Food in Milan, Taste of Roma, 3Bicchieri in Rome, and Cheese in Brà for foods with the unique, authentic and sublime characteristics that make up the Zia Pia portfolio.

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