The Real Italy will explore the truths and myths of regional Italian cooking. Guests will be treated to live cooking demonstrations and a multi-course feast of Italian delicacies paired with wines at the Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa.
Chef and owner of the beloved Old Vine Café, Mark McDonald, has made internationally influenced cuisine a hallmark at his Costa Mesa eatery. On the heels of his return, from leading two culinary tours of South and North Italy, McDonald will be sharing his expertise in regional Italian cooking on Sunday, July 10th along with Chef John Nocita of the Italian Culinary Institute.
Chef McDonald and Chef Nocita will be presenting a workshop called, The Real Italy, which will explore the truths and myths of regional Italian cooking. Guests will be treated to live cooking demonstrations and a multi-course feast of Italian delicacies paired with wines at the Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa. Seating is limited for this unique opportunity to learn from two knowledgeable chefs while enjoying freshly prepared Italian dishes. Those interested can reserve their spot by calling Old Vine Cafe. The cost of the workshop is $150 per person and includes tax and gratuity.
In June, McDonald will also be teaching students of the Culinary Lab Cooking School in Anaheim. He’ll be lending his knowledge of regional Italian cooking that he learned while at the Italian Culinary Institute in Staletti, Italy many years ago under the guidance of Chef John Nocita. McDonald has honed these skills at his award-winning restaurant, Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa and through his experiences leading culinary tours throughout Italy. During the two days of instructing, students will learn how history, readily available ingredients and culture shaped Italian cooking through different regions.
ABOUT OLD VINE CAFÉ: Since opening nine years ago, Old Vine Café remains a favorite contemporary dining destination in Orange County. At the wine-driven concept located at THE CAMP retail and entertainment center, diners will find a seasonally driven menu and an extensive and thoughtfully curated wine list in an elegantly casual atmosphere. OVC is open for breakfast and lunch daily with an al a carte menu of paninis, omelets and small plates, and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner with multiple four-course tasting menu options. OVC also happily customizes catering events to create a memorable dining experience at your next party, wedding or corporate event.
2937 Bristol St. Suite A-102
Costa Mesa 92626