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Il Palio’s 4th Annual Olive Oil Dinner

  • Il Palio 1505 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)
Photograph by Martin Ramin for the James Beard Foundation Dinner "Italian Olive Oil Roadtrip"

Photograph by Martin Ramin for the James Beard Foundation Dinner "Italian Olive Oil Roadtrip"

Il Palio at the Siena Hotel is excited to host their 4th Annual Olive Oil Dinner on September 28, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm. This special dinner highlights Italy’s top five olive oil producing regions with a five course dinner that Chef Teddy served at the prestigious James Beard House earlier in the year.  

Chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio and special guest Gennaro Villella, the producer and importer of Villella Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the former chef at Il Palio restaurant team up once again to deliver an exceptional dining experience.

The menu is as follows:

Letizia Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sicily > Diver Scallop Crudo, Citrus, Fennel, and Bottarga
Tasca d'Almerita Grillo 2015

Ranise Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Liguria > Hay Smoked Olive Oil Crushed Potatoes, Calvisius Sturgeon Caviar and Whipped Crème Fraîche
La Valle Primum Franciacorta Brut NV

Clemente Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Puglia > Orecchiette Grano Arso, Smoked Lamb Ragu, Hot Pepper, Dandelion, Smoked Garlic
Leone de Castris Maiana Salice Salentino Rosso 2014

Villella Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Umbria > Dry-Aged Strip Loin, "Passato di Cicerchie," Umbrian Truffles and Parsley Salad
Falesco RC2 Sagrantino di Montefalco 2010

Frantoio Franci Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tuscany > Extra Virgin Olive Oil Semifreddo, Pecorino–Black Pepper Sponge, Amarena Cherries, Olive Oil Curd
Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2012

Tickets are $140 each, including a bottle of Gennaro’s extra virgin olive oil, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. To make reservations, please call 919-918-2545.

Photograph by Martin Ramin for the James Beard Foundation Dinner "Italian Olive Oil Roadtrip"

Photograph by Martin Ramin for the James Beard Foundation Dinner "Italian Olive Oil Roadtrip"