Dinner hosted by Evan Funke and Michele Forgione
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Things to Know
All food and drink is included at this event.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
A polished yet relaxed look. Opt for slacks, button-down tops and dresses. Low heels or dressy flats optional.
21 years of age and older
Join these two masters of Italian cuisine for a foodie fix like no other. Evan Funke is a two-time James Beard-nominated chef based in Los Angeles. After working for six years with Wolfgang Puck at the iconic Spago in Beverly Hills, Funke departed for Bologna where he apprenticed with master pasta maker, Alessandra Spisni of La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese. He brings two decades of experience to his restaurant Felix Trattoria on Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA - with a philosophy of seasonality, warm hospitality and the deeply rooted culinary traditions of regional Italy. Funke, a culinary storyteller, is a custodian of Italian tradition and master of old world techniques. Michele Forgione is a Montreal chef and restaurateur. He’s executive chef and co-owner of Impasto, Pizzeria Gema and Chez Tousignant, all located in Montreal's Little Italy. Forgione comes from a long line of excellent home cooks, yet his formal training took place at the Pius X Culinary Institute, followed by the Institut de Tourisme et d'Hôtellerie du Québec in pastry and baking. The teaming up of Funke and Forgione is one for the record books. Ciao Italia!
Additional Event Information
You must use an eligible Capital One Visa or Capital One Mastercard credit or debit card to purchase the Capital One Cardholder Early Access, which provides access 30 minutes prior to General Admission. Excludes Capital One issued private label cards. While supplies last.
100% of net proceeds from the Festival benefit students of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.
To request materials in accessible format, register a service animal and or secure an accommodation, please contact FIU’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (OCRCA) at 305.348.2785 or [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of the event or at the earliest possible opportunity.