A Celebration of Piemonte, Italy Returns to Four Seasons Resort Orlando
In one month, Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi will welcome Italian guest chefs in partnership with the Italian Food Style Education (IFSE) Culinary School to Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, to present a special dinner experience highlighting the Piemonte region of Italy. The star of the show will be the white Alba truffle, grown in Piemonte, a delicacy available for a limited time.
In addition to Schenardi, presenting the special dinner on December 8, 2023 will be talented Italian chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants and educators from IFSE Culinary School, including Raffaelle Trovato, founder and director of IFSE. In April 2015, Schenardi was presented with the Paolo Bertani Award for his Italian culinary achievements by the Italian Academy of Cuisine and IFSE. The culinarians last visited Ravello for a special event in December 2022.
“I look forward to welcoming the IFSE professionals back to Ravello and for Resort guests and local residents to take part in this authentic Italian experience,” says Schenardi. “The white truffle is a true delicacy offered for a brief season, and it is meant to be celebrated with exceptional Italian cuisine. We are excited to bring our guests this one-of-a-kind truffle experience - the culinary highlight of the year for Ravello.”
The event will feature guest chef Ivan Onorato, corporate chef at Credenza Group. Born in Torino, Italy, Onorato began cooking at the age of 15, at the Davide Oldani restaurant, rated 1 Michelin star, in Milan, Italy. His experience includes working for the 3 Michelin star restaurant Chateau Les Crayeres in Reims, France as well as with well-known chefs Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse. In 2008, Onorato joined Giovanni Grasso and Igor Macchia at La Credenza. Serving the past 15 years with Credenza Group, Oronato also serves as a worldwide culinary consultant.
The decadent white truffle menu to be featured on December 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm is as follows:
- Capesanta Nocciola e Mela Verde, Tartufo Bianco - Sea Scallops, Hazelnuts, Green Apple, White Truffle
- Rosa Bianca di Baccalà Mantecato, Tartufo Bianco - White Rose, Creamed Cod, White Truffle
- Risotto al Formaggino “Ricordi d’Oro”, Tartufo Bianco - “Golden Memory” Piedmont Cheese Risotto, White Truffle
- Ovetto Morbido, Vongole, Burro Bianco, Tartufo Bianco - Clams, Soft Egg, Beurre Blanc, White Truffle
- Pancetta di Maiale, Parmantier e Zafferano - Pork Belly, Potato Parmantier, Saffron, White Truffle
- Torta al Formaggio, Composta di Zucca, Gelato All’olio di Oliva, Tartufo Bianco - Cheesecake, Pumpkin Compote, Olive Oil Gelato, White Truffle
This dinner is USD 290 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 407 313 6161 for reservations.
Ravello is the Resort’s modern Italian restaurant, serving pizza, bread and pasta made entirely from scratch, and numerous Italian specialties, featuring many ingredients imported from Italy. Guests love Schenardi’s housemade limoncello and charcuterie, and the delectable desserts made by twice- nominated James Beard Award Outstanding Pastry Chef semifinalist Rabii Saber, Executive Pastry Chef. In June 2022, Ravello received a recommendation in the first Michelin Guide for Miami, Orlando and Tampa, while sister restaurant, Capa, on the Resort’s 17th floor is rated 1 Michelin star.
IFSE is the only cooking school that is acknowledged by the General Secretary of The Italian Republic, referred to as the most innovative school of Italian cuisine. The school safeguards and promotes Italian nutrition and excellence through training courses, conferences, conventions and more. IFSE collaborates with food experts, nutritionists and agronomists of international acclaim to promote high quality education and focus on the health-related aspects of food. Students are trained in the principles of healthy cooking and the Mediterranean diet.
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