Dolcissimo 2017

Mark your calendars!

From April 4-7 in the Lorna Sundberg International Center, the Italian Studies Program and Department of French will host an appetizing spring event, “Dolcissimo: édition gourmande”, a full-immersion experience in Italian and French languages and cultures through cooking. More than 30 ITAL 2020 students are involved in the event as chefs, video reporters and special correspondents for the Vendemmia while some of our majors will help us out as assistants to the linguistic judges.

“Dolcissimo” combines social cooking and second language acquisition by way of a group competition where second year students of Italian and French at UVa will communicate exclusively in the targeted language while baking Italian and French cakes and cookies. Each group will first select and research an Italian dessert recipe, and then meet at the cooking venue to bake their chosen dessert in a three-hour filmed bake-off in front of their UVa faculty members, VIP judges and invited guests.

Mark your calendars,  follow our students getting ready for the event on Facebook and please come to taste some Italian and French pastries on Friday April 7 from 4 to 7 pm at the Lorna Sundberg International Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please contact Francesca Calamita, download the event flier, and follow us on Facebook.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:00 AM to Friday, April 7, 2017 6:00 PM