The Great Italian Food Journey with Aldo Zilli
24nov7:00 pm8:00 pmThe Great Italian Food Journey with Aldo Zilli
National Geographic Traveller, in association with the Italian National Tourist Board, is teaming up with Aldo Zilli for a fantastic live online event, taking place on Tuesday 24 November
National Geographic Traveller, in association with the Italian National Tourist Board, is teaming up with Aldo Zilli for a fantastic live online event, taking place on Tuesday 24 November from 19:00 to 20:00.
Get tips from Aldo Zilli, one of the masters of Italian cuisine, as we join him at home for a cooking demonstration showcasing dishes from around Italy. Learn about the very best produce and dishes — including where to try them — in a fascinating panel discussion, and discover the perfect wine pairings with our sommelier. You’ll even have the chance to ask Aldo questions during the audience Q&A. We want you to join us in celebrating Italian food at this interactive live event. We’ll be talking about why food is so central to socialising and family life in Italy, as well as discussing the amazing regional specialities around the country: the polenta dishes of Lombardy; the bread of Tuscany; the cured meats found in Emilia-Romagna; the famous pizza and luscious tomatoes of Campania; the abundant lemons, oranges, almonds and olives cultivated in the volcanic soil of Sicily; and the artichokes and porchetta of Lazio. A journey through Italy reveals an ever-changing roster of fantastic ingredients and the finest regional cooking — and we’ll be taking our own tour from Aldo’s kitchen.
Book your free ticket now to join us on Tuesday 24 November from 19:00 to 20:00.
Aldo Zilli: Aldo Zilli is an award-winning celebrity chef and restaurateur who specialises in Italian, vegetarian and seafood cuisine. One of nine children, he was born in the seaside town of Alba Adriatica in the central region of Abruzzo and learnt Italian home cooking first from his mother, then catering college. He was the founder and chef-patron at some of London’s most exciting and innovative restaurants: Signor Zilli, Zilli Green, Zilli Cafe and Zilli Bar. His Italian seafood restaurant Zilli Fish was a Soho institution and had been open for over 15 years in March 2012 when Aldo decided to hang up his chef’s whites and embark on other ventures. He’s currently head consultant of the San Carlo Restaurant Group.
Aldo has written 10 books, including two autobiographies, Being Zilli and My Italian Country Childhood, and a number of cookery books. His cooking skills and exuberant personality mean that Aldo appears regularly on television and radio, both as presenter and chef.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm