Parla come Mangi: Italian Language and Culture Supper Club in New York
Parla come Mangi: Italian Language and Culture Supper Club is a unique Italian conversation class and a delectable culinary experience in New York City. At a monthly sit-down dinner, a Collina Italiana (www.collinaitaliana.com) language teacher facilitates discussion entirely in Italiano.
For Parla come Mangi: Italian Language and Culture Supper Club, Collina Italiana (www.collinaitaliana.com) has partnered with Alloro (www.alloronyc.com), an Italian restaurant in New York City that boasts creative contemporary fare in a funky chic setting. CI’s Italian Language and Culture Supper Club at Alloro begins promptly at 6:30 PM and a three-course dinner (antipasto, primo piatto, dolce, and caffe) is served between 7-8:30. Alloro’s creative cooking includes many specialties from the Winter Menu such as: Passatina di fagioli cannellini con bottarga di tonno e colatura di alici (appetizer: Cannellini bean puree with tuna roe and anchovy oil); Lasagne con cipolla bianca e tartufo nero (entrée: Lasagna with pearl onions and black truffles); Tortino di cioccolato piccante con sorbetto all’alloro (dessert: Spicy chocolate tart with laurel bay leaf sorbet).
Parla come Mangi: Italian Language and Culture Supper Club is a unique conversation class and a delectable Italian culinary experience. At a monthly sit-down dinner at a select Italian restaurant, a CI language teacher facilitates discussion entirely in Italiano around core themes (tailored to participants’ levels), including: travel to Italy: where to go? what to see?; survival Italian: how to ask for information, how to reserve a hotel room, and how to order in a restaurant or bar; making small talk; la moda: dressing in Italy; Italian conception of romantic relationships; art, music, and literature of Italy; Italian contemporary film; Italian society: regionalism beyond North and South; the Italian family, the role of the church, and Italian educational system; Italian politics, the economy, and current affairs; etc. In addition, the restaurant owners, chef, and staff address the group entirely in Italian for an evening of total language immersion.
The Parla come Mangi: Italian Language and Culture Supper Club (conversation class and prix-fixe dinner) is $60 per session (including a complimentary glass of wine, tax, and tip). Join one session or the series for an authentic Italian cultural and culinary experience. …Benvenuti e Buon Appetito!
Kindly make your reservations 3 days before each event (see dates and times below) at Collina Italiana: 212.427.7770 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reserve through Alloro at email@example.com or call Gina: 212.535.2866. Alloro is located at 307 East 77th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Parla come Mangi: Italian Language and Culture Supper Club
Monday, December 15, 2008 / 6:30-8:30 at Alloro
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 / 6:30-8:30 at Alloro