The Italian Marketplace at Granduca, an upscale market boasting delectable Italian fare and wine, along with a carefully edited collection of Italian vendors, will take place at Hotel Granduca amid the gardens and veranda on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. until 6 pm.
Showcasing the best of Italian culture and cuisine, the market highlights renowned chefs, leading floral designers, exotic automobiles and timeless fashions. Tickets for the event, which benefit Texas Children’s Hospital, cost $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Visit www.granducahouston.com/the_italian_marketplace/ for ordering tickets and more event information.
After general manager Mary Grace Gray gives FOX 26 Morning News anchor Natalie Bomke a tour of the property and describes the event, coffee expert Salvatore Albelice shows food radio talk show host Cleverley Stone and Bomke how to make an affogato.
Hotel executive chef Renato De Pirro shows Cleverley how to make “Hay & Straw,” a popular Italian pasta dish.
For more information about food, wine and dining in Houston, catch Cleverley’s radio show, Saturdays at Noon on Talk 650 AM. (PS: She gives out restaurant gift cards on every radio show!)