CULINARY DEMONSTRATION WITH CHEF FABIO VIVIANI
FEATURING FRESH FETTUCINI WITH ROASTED PINENUTS AND BASIL PESTO
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, CENTER STAGE
Watch, sample and learn! Following his demonstration a meet and greet with Chef Fabio!
A limited amount of Fabio's 30-Minute Italian: Over 100 Fabulous, Quick and Easy Recipes
cookbook to be distributed during his demo! Must be present to win!
ABOUT FABIO VIVIANI
CHEF/CULINARY PERSONALITY/RESTAURATEUR/COOKBOOK AUTHOR
Fabio Viviani has harbored a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. Between training in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at top hospitality schools and working with culinary luminaries such as Alessandro Panzani and Saverio Carmagini, Viviani also owned, operated and successfully exited several concepts in Florence by the time he was 27 including two nightclubs and five restaurants. Although a well-respected businessman in Italy, he was ready for a change and in 2005, Viviani moved to California where he opened his first USA based restaurant Café Firenze in Moorpark, CA.
In 2013 Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group decided to expand the hospitality business to the Midwest and team up with Chicago restaurant consulting group, Dine|Amic, where he opened Siena Tavern, Bar Siena, Prime & Provisions and BamboBar in Chicago, as well as several Mercato concepts across the country.
In 2016, Fabio expanded his brand to LAX with the opening of Osteria by Fabio Viviani, which won USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Airport Sit Down Dining” in 2018. In 2017, Fabio opened Portico by Fabio Viviani in New York’s del Lago Resort & Casino. Expanding into the hotel management business, Fabio teamed up with Yellow Door Hospitality to take a crack at opening two hotels in 2020 and 2021 in Detroit and Tampa.
This year, Fabio partnered with the Penn National Gaming Company to create dining and hospitality solutions for The Hollywood Casino brand with additional concepts scheduled to open by the end of 2018 including The Eatery, The Eatery Market and The Eatery by Fabio Viviani in Charles Town, WV, Lawrenceburg, IN and Harrisburg, PA, and several others in the works. Fabio also expanded his hospitality empire in other areas of the country this year by opening Osteria restaurant in Tampa and Osteria in Oklahoma City. Over the next two years, Fabio Viviani Hospitality looks to take the restaurant world by storm, with plans to open 4-6 more concepts in Tampa, 3-4 venues in Oklahoma and the surrounding region, and taking over the Detroit restaurant scene with multiple Italian concepts inspired by Verona, a city in the Northern region of Italy.
Best known for his participation in Bravo’s Top Chef seasons 5 and 8 - earning the “Fan Favorite” title - his on-screen appearances have propelled him to become one of the top culinary names in the country. Fabio is a recurring guest on national television shows such as Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and countless Food Network Shows such as Cutthroat Kitchen: All-Star Tournament, which he won. In February 2017, Viviani released his successful YouTube cooking series, “Fabio’s Kitchen,” now in its third season.
Off-screen, Viviani is a regular headliner at global food events and aside from his restaurant businesses, Viviani also owns a winery in Sonoma that produces the five wine varietals in the Fabio Viviani Wine Collection.
In addition to owning lines of cookware and culinary gadgets, he is also a spokesman for international brands such as Bialetti Cookware, Lavazza Coffee and several others. He has authored four successful cookbooks: Café Firenze Cookbook, New York Times Best-Seller Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, Fabio’s American Home Kitchen, and most recently Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian released in May 2017.
PHOTO CREDIT: NEIL BURGER