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A FRESH Point of View: Viva Italia!

Viva Italia! At FRESH March 15 – 24, we will celebrate local flavors with international flair. Come savor the best of Italy this year.

You can learn about Italian wines and how to cook just like Momma Mia!  And, we will keep you entertained at our 801 Grill on the Patio with live, local music each Friday and Saturday evening.

Be prepared for a tasting tour all throughout FRESH. During Global Flavors Italy, there will be dozens of Italian products to sample, including new Chef Prepared items and gelato flavors, cooking demos, guest chefs, and join us at our first ever Pizza Party on the Patio.

We will have two Italian wine tastings during this event to showcase wonderful Italian wines and charcuterie and cheese that pair well with them.  These wine tastings will be held on Friday, March 15 and Friday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m.  Stop by during this time to experience the wonders of Italy! 

Join us Saturday, March 16 for Pizza, Painting and Pinot Grigio on our back patio!  This is an event you will not want to miss!  Learn how to make Italian-style pizza from scratch with guest chef James Bradshaw of Double Dave’s Pizzaworks accompanied by FRESH’s Myste Snow.  Our friends from Cavit Collection will showcase their revered pinot grigio from Italy. All the while, you can help paint a wine-inspired masterpiece with a Pinot’s Palette artist guiding you along the way.

What better way to learn Italian cuisine than from our talented guest chefs? Join Christine Gardner in our taste kitchen as she shares her secrets to making homemade gnocchi and classic marinara on Saturday, March 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Then, mark your calendars and come back again on Saturday, March 23 for guest chef Sarah Baumert.  She is a graduate of Le Cordon Blue, and she will be bringing her enthusiasm, passion for the best fresh ingredients, and the pure joy of cooking authentic Italian to FRESH.  You won’t want to miss this!

FRESH has planned a magnificent trip for you through Italy to touch all of your taste buds.  For more detailed information on all of our events during Global Flavors Italy please visit our website at 

So please, step aboard our journey through Italy!