Risotto Perfected with Chef Andrea Girardello
Few dishes compare to a bowl of creamy, tender, perfectly cooked risotto!
At a casual evening with ESB Members and Chef Andrea Girardello from Aperitivo Wine Bar (and formerly Biltmore’s Tydes restaurant), learn how to make authentic Italian risotto! From the rice to the aromatics, wine, and diverse flavors, guests can observe the process from start to finish, and then savor risotto perfection following the demonstration.
Raised in Milan, Italy, Andrea’s first exposure to wine occurred at an early age when his father’s uncle shared a batch of his own wine made in the hills of Liguria. His career in hospitality took him around the world providing him with over 20 years of hands-on education in wine, working for a Michelin starred restaurant, Relais & Chateaux, and eventually at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, where Andrea and Brian met. Andrea’s professional background as well as his vibrant personality make him uniquely gifted to create an authentic Italian experience. These days he manages Aperitivo Wine Bar on Haley Street, alongside another Biltmore alum, Chef Brian Dodero.
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