Eat Like an Italian and Practice Smartphone Photography in a Garden

New York

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What You'll Get

The Deal

  • $65 for one admission to a 2.5-hour Italian cuisine and smartphone photography lesson with Marco Maestoso and Dalila Ercolani
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a private Upper East Side location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 12 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

If a trip to Rome isn’t in your near future, an evening in the picturesque private garden of Marco Maestoso and Dalila Ercolani is the next best thing. The chef and food writer lead a 2.5-hour Italian cuisine and photography lesson, during which you’ll enjoy a house drink, bites of cheese, a meatball appetizer, and two entrees, including multiple types of pasta. Marco and Dalila reveal the cooking techniques behind each dish, and they also teach guests how to photograph food using smartphones.

  • An Edible Intro to Italian Cuisine
    While explaining the techniques used to cook each dish, hosts hand out a welcome drink, starters, appetizers, and two main courses—including fresh pasta in two traditional sauces. Meals end with a palate-cleansing limoncello sorbet.

  • Learn to Take Great Food Photos
    You’ll learn how to style and compose appetizing shots using your smartphone’s camera.

  • Take-Home Food
    Guests leave with samples of the food (if any is left).

Your Host

Marco Maestoso and Dalila Ercolani Marco Maestoso

Dalila Ercolani
Food Writer, Photographer, and Stylist

Marco Maestoso’s and Dalila Ercolani’s origin stories start in Italy. Marco worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome and catered parties for fashion royalty, such as Miuccia Prada and Donatella Versace, before heading to New York City—where he now manages an Italian restaurant. Dalila, born and raised in Rome, solidified her skills by cooking countless meals for friends. She now runs her own food blog, Quattromani, which also happens to show off some of her photography skills.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 27, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required prior to event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 3 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Italian Meal and Food Photography Class

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