Riverslea Farm to Provide Lamb for 400 Guests at UNH Gourmet Dinner Tutto Toscana April 16 and 17, 2010

The University of New Hampshire Hospitality Management students will host six courses of Tuscan cuisine at the upcoming Gourmet Dinners in April for 200 guests per night. The students have procured such local faire as lamb and mutton, Borealis focaccia, sorbetto and organic salad greens from local farmers and businesses.  

Organized by the hospitality management students at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Tutto Toscana will be held Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Stillings, 20 Ballard Drive, Durham, NH, beginning with aperitivo at 6 o’clock and dinner to follow. 

“Everything Tuscan” will feature famed Tuscan cookbook author Gina Stipo. The theme is representative of Gina’s life in Tuscany as well as her version of traditional Tuscan fare; where her recipes are noted in her latest cookbook Ecco La Cucina. Stipo lives in Siena, Italy where she teaches cooking classes that are focused on the rich culinary traditions and local flavors of Tuscany. She will sign copies of her latest cookbook available for sale at the dinner.  

Wine pairings will be provided by Banfi Vintners, and beer by Smuttynose Brewing Co.  

Purchase your tickets fast!—Saturday night is already sold out. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.wsbe.unh.edu/gourmetdinner.  

The event is nonprofit and the class is based on an experiential learning model where the students create and manage the entire event from marketing to menu design.   


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