Whole Foods is laying on an Italian feast for lucky diners
There's a *cheese wheel-cracking demo* folks, this is not a drill
A handful of lucky Whole Foods customers are going to be dining out on a sumptuous Italian feast this week.
The store is laying on a series of intimate pop-up dinners in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta on February 20.
The dinners are co-hosted by the store’s cheese, wine and culinary experts - as well as Whole Foods’ Italian cheesemakers and prosciutto suppliers - so you know this is going to be some seriously tasty grub.
And the best part? It’s all completely free.
Each of the events, which are called A Little Italy, will feature a family-style meal with six courses. Dishes include Cacio e Pepe featuring Pecorino Romano with Parmigiano Reggiano grated tableside and Osso Buco served over creamy rosemary polenta.
There will also be curated wine and prosecco pairings to complement each of the six courses.
As if that weren’t enough, there will be American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals (yes that is in fact The Best Job Ever) on hand to do something called an “80-pound Parmigiano Reggiano wheel-cracking demonstration”. (It's my new life goal to witness said demonstration).
Whole Foods Market Vice President of Specialty Cathy Strange said: “Our dedicated team members travel throughout Italy to bring the finest traditionally-produced Italian items to Whole Foods Market stores, and we’re excited to offer these authentic products together on a dinner menu for one night only. We want our guests to feel like they’ve been invited for a meal in Nonna’s kitchen.”
Check out the events on Eventbrite to add yourself to the waitlist.
And if you did miss out on tickets to A Little Italy near your city, Whole Foods are offering a bunch of discounts on their Italian produce, starting February 22. Plus you can visit select WF stores on February 22 at 3pm to watch “a hand-selected wheel of authentic Italian Parmigiano Reggiano cracked live.” Score.