TORONTO, March 3, 2020: Today, authentic Italian marketplace Eataly Toronto announced the introduction of its arts and culture speaker series Cultura. With its first event taking place on Tuesday, March 17, Cultura will feature an ongoing calendar of ticketed events featuring exciting speakers from the creative worlds for which Milan is best known — entertainment, design, media, literature, and art. Hosted in Eataly’s newest restaurant Trattoria Milano, Cultura’s mission is to engage with inquisitive audiences, guiding them through a culturally and culinary-enriching journey. Paying homage to mid-century Milan, through its traditional Northern Italian cuisine and design-driven aesthetic, Trattoria Milano is the ideal meeting place for guests to embrace Eataly’s core philosophy of Eat. Shop. Learn.
“Cultura’s programming will enhance the guest experience with captivating conversations. Our vision for Trattoria Milano was to create a cultural hub: a place for art, a place for theatre, a place for literature, and a place to spark discussion,” says Nicola Farinetti, Global CEO, Eataly. “We see Trattoria Milano as more than a restaurant, it is an inspiring and immersive space that brings people together through food, art and culture.”
To launch the series Eataly is featuring three artists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. Tickets are now available for purchase to the first event online. Starting at $90 per person, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail and a beautifully curated three-course Milanese-inspired menu with wine pairings.
Tuesday, March 17: Toronto-based, contemporary abstract artist, Peter Triantos, known for his visually striking and colourful paintings, will showcase a selection of his work as he leads guests in an engaging discussion. Created in partnership with Villa Charities, this event will provide a snapshot to a larger exhibit Triantos is hosting at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in the Columbus Centre until April 5.
Thursday, March 26: In partnership with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Assistant Curator Justine Kohleal will engage in conversation with the soon-to-be-announced Pre-Party Artist for Power Ball 2020, the gallery’s annual fundraising gala and one of Toronto’s most influential art events.
Tuesday, April 28: Multi-disciplinary artist Anthony Ricciardi, will share his passion for story-telling through art. With his one-of-a-kind pieces of work on display, Ricciardi will speak to guests about the inspiration behind his distinct style, and his decision to leave a career in finance to enter the art world full time.
Furthering Trattoria Milano’s connection and celebration of the arts, the restaurant will introduce a monthly music series featuring live performances. Beginning in April, diners can enjoy musical performances with a spotlight on local artists.
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