28th Annual
WPSU Connoisseur's Dinner & Auction

Tastes of Tuscany

Saturday, February 8, 2020

The Nittany Lion Inn
Alumni Ballroom

6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction
10:00 p.m. Event Concludes

Tickets $210

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Chef Alessandro Manfredini

Chef Alessandro Manfredini will be our 2020 Connoisseur’s Dinner chef, presenting an authentic Tuscan feast that will be delizioso!

Chef Alessandro Manfredini

Chef Manfredini is a native to the Barga region of Tuscany, which is nestled in the Serchio Valley of the Apuan Alps. As with all cuisines, Tuscan food has its own unique tastes and traditions, often incorporating Porcini mushrooms, forest chestnuts, cheeses, and honeys that are locally sourced according to traditional methods. As the lead chef at the Renaissance Tuscany il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Chef Manfredini teaches guests from around the world to create local favorites like spelt soup, polenta, and hand-made pastas.



VIP Cooking Class

Alessandro Manfredini

Join us for a Friday evening VIP Cooking Class with Chef Manfredini! Groups of six to seven guests will prepare recipes chosen especially for the class, and then enjoy dining together in a cozy family-style setting. Wine will be provided by WPSU (please do NOT BYOB). This experience is limited to 40 participants at $150 per person. This is a benefit for WPSU.

Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Class begins at 6:00 p.m.

Penn State Health and Human Development Food Lab



Connoisseur's Dinner Tickets

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