Info. meeting Oct. 10, 5 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD — The Lincoln Land Community College Culinary Arts department is planning a two-week, culinary-focused trip to Italy May 27-June 10, 2018, which is open to students and the community.
An informational meeting on the trip will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in Bistro Verde, located in the Workforce Careers Center on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd.
The trip, in conjunction with Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania, Italy, will travel to three areas: the Marche region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea; the food valley area of Modena and Parma, located in the Emilia-Romagna region and known for prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese; and finally the city of Rome, the capital of Italy.
While there, various classes will be held in Italian language, culture and culinary heritage and tradition of Italy. This culinary immersion will also include meeting with culinary experts, local wine and food producers, restaurant owners and culinary entrepreneurs. Excursions to destinations with high artistic interest and natural beauty around Italy will provide a well-rounded perspective of Italian life and culture.