Identitá Golose returns to the United States for the third annual Identitá Chicago from October 1-2, 2016. Eataly Chicago will host the two-day long event, featuring Italian and American chefs, all from prominent Michelin-starred restaurants.
For its third year in the Windy City, Identitá Chicago begins on Saturday, October 1 with two chef master classes moderated by CBS 2 Chicago Reporter, Vince Gerasole, and features chefs from Italy and the U.S. The first class highlights Carlo Cracco of Cracco in Milan and Michael Tusk of Quince in San Francisco; the second class features Giancarlo Perbellini of Casa Perbellini in Verona and Iliana Regan of Elizabeth in Chicago. The chefs are tasked to create a dish that best represents the theme of “Don’t Waste the Planet”. The two educational and interactive seminars take place inside La Scuola on the second floor of Eataly, featuring discussions about sustainability and today’s global culinary fight against food waste. Guests will sample each of the chefs’ dishes paired with Italian wines.
On Sunday, October 2, Identitá Chicago hosts a luncheon that brings together Cracco, Tusk, Perbellini, and Eataly Chicago’s Executive Chef Rob Wing to deliver an exclusive four-course menu. Chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich leads the luncheon in Eataly’s private event space, Il Salone, offering a fun, communal dining experience showcasing progressive Italian dishes and wine pairings. The luncheon is $150 per person. Guests may reserve their spots on the Eataly Chicago website.