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Italian Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli Takeover the Salamander Resort for a Three-day November Event

Salamander Resort & Spa welcomes Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli to host a delicious weekend of exclusive culinary events, Nov. 15-17, 2019, in partnership with Forever Gourmet.

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With his larger-than-life personality and unique style, Giancarlo Morelli is one of Italy’s most recognizable chefs. Chef Morelli will host a meet-and-greet, cooking class, eight-course dinner, as well as a farewell brunch for participating guests and locals.


“Bringing a Michelin Star chef to Middleburg provides an extraordinary experience for those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to travel to Italy to enjoy Chef Morelli’s food,” said Jacob Musyt, Salamander Resort & Spa’s Food & Beverage Director. “We strive to curate once in a lifetime opportunities and the Michelin Star Chef Series does just that… We will guide Chef Morelli through the abundant list of farmers and items produced in the region to capture a true Italian and Virginian Michelin Experience.”

The Michelin Star Weekend with Chef Giancarlo Morelli features:

A Chef, Prosecco & Two Sopranos

Nov. 15 | 7:00 p.m. | $188 per person NOW $52!

This intimate reception featuring decadent hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine, invites guests to get to know the chef behind the knife. An exclusive concert finishes the evening, with Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, two of the most elite Sopranos who have performed all over the world. 

Michelin Star Cooking Class with Chef Giancarlo Morelli

Nov. 16 | 2:00 p.m. | $120 per person

Participants learn the ins and outs of Italian cuisine while being elbow-to-elbow with one of Italy’s best chefs, joined by the resort’s Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf.

Eight-Course Michelin Star Dinner with Chef Morelli

Nov. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | $310 per person

This one of a kind Michelin Star dining experience happens at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill featuring Chef Giancarlo Morelli preparing an exclusive eight-course dinner using some of his favorite ingredients from Italy as well as local favorites from Virginia.

Three-Course Michelin Star Brunch with Chef Morelli

Nov.17 | 11:00 a.m. | $120 per person

To cap off the delicious weekend, Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli, Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf and Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves host an intimate and indulgent brunch experience where each chef will present their own special course.

A man with a dual focus, Chef Giancarlo Morelli keeps one foot in centuries-old culinary tradition and one in thoroughly modern approaches to food. Morelli embodies the best of modern Italian cuisine, pushing the boundaries of technique and presentation to splendid effect.

Today, he boasts a prestigious Michelin Star award, earned in 2009, and the addition of one of his restaurants in the “Associazione Le Soste” circuit. He is also officially a member of the Euro Toques (European Community of Cooks) and belongs to the “Golfers Caterers” Association.

For more information or to book the events, please call Salamander Resort & Spa at 540-326-4070.

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