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July 25, 6:30 P.M. Demo and Dine: Mozzarella Making with Arthur Avenue's Mike's Deli Presented by Lavazza

July 25, 2024 06:30 PM

Dave Greco on the Best of the Bronx’s Italian-American Neighborhood 

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

While many tourists flock to Little Italy in Manhattan, insiders know that the true “Little Italy” in New York City can be found in the Bronx, on Arthur Avenue. There you can discover, family-run shops that have existed for a century; second, third, and fourth generation shopkeepers; and, of course, artisan-made Italian delicacies and authentic mozzarella.
During this demonstration and dining experience, Dave Greco—second-generation owner of the beloved Mike's Deli—will showcase proper mozzarella making, feed you with antipasti and cheesecake, and share stories and the significance of his family’s deli and beloved institutions in this historic neighborhood.

General Admission: $95 

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Freshly Made Mozzarella
Cheesecake and Lavazza Coffee
Wine will be served

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 About Lavazza:  
The history of Lavazza is that of a business that, for over 125 years, has pursued a company vision based on a passion for work, for the product, and the land on which it operates. These values have been ingrained in Lavazza’s DNA since its foundation in 1895 and upheld by four generations of entrepreneurs since then. Each family member who has worked in the company has helped it to grow while staying true to the qualities of passion and innovation inherited from Luigi Lavazza, transforming it into the company it is today. In the words of Emilio Lavazza, “It’s about doing business with your heart.” It is this spirit that has allowed us to expand the company over the years: our way of doing business is an example of sustainability in the fullest sense of the word. It is a quality built up and shared with all the people we have met, starting with our employees and the places in which we work. These are the qualities that, every day, underpin the value of the company, allowing us to be recognized worldwide, not just for the production of premium coffee, but also for our approach to work and our social commitment.

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

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Reservation Policy:

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, the option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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