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Central Italian Food and Wine Experience

May 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

$175 – $375

A Sumptuous, Spring Italian Wine Dinner—Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:30-9:30 $175

I don’t know anyone who knows more about wine—Italian wines in particular—than oenophile Tony Damelio who has spread his love of the vine throughout Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. He has agreed to share with us some of what he knows at a sumptuous evening of wine and food at Copper House. Tony will hand-pick the wines, and we’ll create a 5-course spring dinner where food and wine are perfectly synched. We’ll start with sparkling wine and appetizers as Tony offers up an entertaining, enlightening overview of the major Italian wine regions. We’ll move to the table for a traditional, yet innovative Italian-inspired five-course dinner—antipasti, pasta, a main course featuring wood-fired porchetta, a cheese course, and dessert—with lively discussion of the food and wine as they are served. 

We’ve partnered with 56 Degree Wines in Bernardsville, NJ, so if you’d like to purchase any of the wines, we can take your order, and they are happy to ship.

The experience continues on Saturday

A Day-Long Wood-Fired Pizza and Homemade Pasta Experience—Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:00 am-9:00 pm $225

When you arrive enjoy biscotti and freshly roasted coffee as you watch David fire up the wood burning stove. We’ll divide into groups and rotate learning from Pam how to make from-scratch pizza dough and from Tony, the secrets of making mozzarella cheese (Tony taught me, and I couldn’t believe how easy and quick it is). Together as a group we’ll watch Sharon demonstrate how to make gelato you’d think came from a shop in Sorrento. 

It’s lunchtime, and we’ll spend the next hour and a half leisurely practicing the art of wood-fired pizza making, enjoying the fruits of our labor. Top off the experience with a scoop of Sharon’s gelato. 

It’s time for a short break. You can relax with friends old and new or join a group for a walk through the woods.

We’ll return to our groups rotating between making your own pasta with Pam and learning the secrets to simple marinara from Tony who will show you how to easily transform one master sauce into six different classics. 

Love that biscotti you enjoyed when you first arrived? Relax for a moment and let Sharon show you how to make what many consider the best biscotti around. Move to the fire pit for a little aperitif and end the evening around the table enjoying your afternoon work. After a day of feasting and learning, it’s time to head home or back to the hotel. 

Enjoy the wine dinner and workshop for a discounted rate of $375

About your hosts:

More on Pam Anderson here.

Sharon Anderson Damelio learned to cook clinging to Pam’s apron strings, soaking up both the science and practice of food. She honed her skills and learned new ones as Assistant Web Editor at Fine Cooking magazine. Sharon’s love of Italian cooking blossomed when she met Anthony Damelio in graduate school. After nearly a decade married to an Italian-American (and his whole extended clan), Sharon has mastered many of the important flavors and techniques of Italy. When Sharon is not in her NYC kitchen, she is the Director of Development at WhyHunger, a global nonprofit that is building a movement to end hunger and increase access to fresh, nutritious food.

Tony Damelio is a lawyer, wine educator, law professor and all around bon vivant. Son of Italian immigrants, Tony loves to share his extensive knowledge of Italian culture, food, and wine. He speaks fluent Italian, and he and his wife, Marillyn, travel frequently in Italy, revisiting old favorite places and discovering new ones.


May 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
$175 – $375