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Lidia Bastianich: An Italian Classic
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Lidia Bastianich opened the doors to Felidia on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1981. Since then, it has been revered as one of the best Italian restaurants in the country.
Get some behind-the-scenes glimpses of Felidia’s storied history as Bastianich joins the Washington Post's Mary Beth Albright for a lively conversation about her close-knit family, her professional ascent, and the dedication and passion for food that led to multiple restaurants, many best-selling cookbooks, and 20 years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. It’s the next-best thing to enjoying an evening at this award-winning eatery.
The ticket price includes a copy of Felidia (Knopf), Bastianich’s new cookbook written with her longtime executive chef Fortunato Nicotra that includes recipes that capture the spirit of the restaurant’s menu past and present.
Freer Gallery of Art
Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium
12th St & Independence Ave SW
(Enter on Independence Ave side)