• Italian Festival returns to Four Seasons Resort Orlando

    By: Shelley Caran


    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Calling all Italian food lovers! Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is bringing back its popular Italian Festival featuring a five-course white truffle dinner and special prix-fixe menu highlighting Italian cuisine.  The special dinner offerings take place January 29 through February 3, 2019.

    Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, who hails from Torino, Italy, will welcome Italian guest chefs in partnership with the Region of Piedmont in Italy and the Italian Food Style Education (IFSE) Culinary School. The Resort first partnered with IFSE in October 2016.

    “I am very excited to welcome back the Italian Festival to Ravello,” says Schenardi. “I look forward to sharing the delicious white truffle with our guests and many Orlando locals.”

    Ravello will welcome Chef Enrico Pivieri, a former student of IFSE and chef/owner of Il Cavallo Scosso restaurant, located in Asti, an area of Italy close to Milan and Genoa.  Chef Pivieri has been recognized as one of Italy’s Top 100 Chefs in both 2018 and 2017, and the restaurant has received many accolades including a 1 forchetta, Italy’s equivalent to a Michelin Star rating.

    Event Details

    The highlight of the event, the White Truffle Dinner, will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Ravello, and each course will feature the white Alba truffle from Italy and a wine pairing.

    The menu is as follows:

    First Course

    • Baccala tartare, light bagna cauda, cauliflower foam, white truffle
    • Paired with Coppo Costebianche, Chardonnay, Piedmonte, 2014

    Second Course

    • Fried egg yolk, Castelmagno cheese fondue, tomato confit drop, white truffle
    • Paired with Coppo L’Avvocata, Barbera D’Asti, Piedmonte, 2017

    Third Course

    • Risotto, beets, escargot, yogurt, white truffle
    • Paired with Prunotto Ochetti, Nebiolo, Piedmonte, 2012

    Fourth Course

    • Glazed duck legs, carrot puree, fennel chips, white truffle
    • Paired with Marchesi Di Barolo, Barolo, Piedmonte, 2012

    Fifth Course

    • Meringue, white chocolate, Piedmont’s frollino cookie, vermouth, white truffle
    • Paired with Coppo Moscato D’Asti, 2017

    The dinner is available for $195 per person (all inclusive) and guests must purchase a ticket to attend this special event. Tickets can be purchased here.

    Additionally, guests can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu in Ravello for $56 per person from Tuesday, January 29 through Sunday, February 3, 2019.

    The prix-fixe menu is as follows:

    First Course

    • Filet of beef, citrus, langoustine, sea urchin aioli

    Second Course

    • Gnocchi, Cape Canaveral shrimp, charred tomato

    Third Course

    • Two chocolate bon bons, orange marmalade, salted crumble cake

    Guests may also order the above dishes a la carte.  For reservations, call (407) 313-6161.

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