Francesco Aiello, the eponymous owner of Francesco’s Ristorante and Pizzeria in Maitland, offers occasional classes in Italian cooking. This weekend, on Sunday, Mar. 5 – and again on Mar. 19 – he’ll focus on the secrets to making a perfect artichoke. For more information and to sign up for the class, call the restaurant at 407-960-5533.
Hemisphere at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, will host its March wine dinner next Friday (3/10) with a four-course Tour of Italy, with wines from Lombardia and Piemonte. Tickets are $165 per person plus tax and gratuity. Valet parking is complimentary (seriously, it’s super easy to park when you’re going to Hemisphere; just pull up to the Hyatt Regency’s entrance, drop your car off with the valet, then take a few steps to the elevator and rise above all of the airport bustle.)
The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7. Call Hemisphere to reserve your place at the table – 407-825-1234.