Wine & Food with Lidia
Cook your own Italian feast during this virtual culinary celebration featuring celebrity PBS chef Lidia Bastianich.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Ozarks Public Television and Brown Derby Wine Center are keeping the culinary magic alive with “Wine & Food with Lidia” – a reimagined virtual wine and food celebration featuring celebrity PBS chef Lidia Bastianich.
Hosted by KOLR 10’s Joy Robertson, this live virtual event will kick off with a wine tasting and cocktail demonstration. At 7 PM, Lidia and Chef Andy Faucett of Bambino’s Café will lead guests through a cooking lesson via livestream. Participants will be able to submit questions for Lidia.
Tickets include access to the virtual event plus an accompanying meal kit serving four people. Meal kits will be available for pickup prior to the virtual event, complete with ingredients to prepare the featured 4-course meal and wine pairings.
Meal Kits Include:
- Appetizers donated by local restaurants
- Entrée – Penne with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Italian Sausage, Roasted Veggies, and Ricotta
- Desserts donated by local restaurants
- 2 bottles of wine (depending on ticket option)
The Astemio Box – $120
- Meal kit dinner for 4 (food only)
- Access to virtual event featuring Lidia Bastianich
Buon Appetito Box – $150
- Meal kit dinner for 4
- 2 bottles of wine
- Access to virtual event
Premium Buon Appetito Box – $200
- Meal kit dinner for 4
- 2 premium bottles of wine
- Copy of Lidia’s cookbook “Felidia: Recipes from My Flagship Restaurant”
- Access to virtual event
The Affamate - $25
- Access to virtual event only
Lidia is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best‐selling cookbook author, a successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most importantly, Lidia has accomplished all of this by marrying her two passions in life – her family and food, to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya. Lidia has published 13 cookbooks, co-authored with her daughter Tanya, and companion books to her Emmy winning television series Lidia’s Kitchen, Lidia’s Italy in America and Lidia’s Italy. Lidia’s recently published her memoir: My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food, as well as her cookbook, Felidia, released on October 29, 2019.
Lidia is a celebrated chef and restaurateur and a partner in Eataly NYC, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Las Vegas, Toronto, and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Together with Tanya and son-in-law Corrado, Lidia also has developed a line of artisanal pastas and all-natural sauces, called LIDIA’S. Lidia is a member of Les Dames D’Escoffier and founding member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, two non-profit organizations of women leaders in the food and hospitality industries. She is also a champion for the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s Adopt-A-Future program, in support of refugee education. Among the numerous awards and accolades Lidia has earned are seven James Beard Awards (Outstanding Chef, Television Food Show, Best Chefs in America, Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America, Specials 2016, Special 2017 and 2018), and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Host (2013 and 2018).
Q: What time does the virtual event start?
A: The event starts at 6:30 pm CST on Saturday, May 22, 2021, but we recommend you join the event early to make sure you can access everything.
Q: When does the virtual wine tasting happen?
A: The wine tasting kicks off the event at 6:30 pm.
Q: What time should I expect to eat?
A: Guests will begin cooking at 7:00 pm. Dinner will be ready around 7:45 pm.
Q: Where will the event take place?
A: The event will take place virtually on the OVEE video platform on Saturday, May 22. Prior to the event, you will receive a link via email to join the event with Chef Lidia Bastianich, host Joy Robertson, and local chef Andy Faucett of Bambino’s Café.
Q: How do I ask Lidia or other participants a question?
A: To ask a question during the Q&A session, type your question into the chat feature on OVEE. The OPT team will relay as many questions as possible to Lidia and others.
Q: When do ticket sales close?
A: Ticket sales close May 17.
Q: Where can I buy tickets?
A: Tickets are sold through the Eventbrite platform here.
Q: Are refunds available?
A: Yes, OPT will provide refunds up until May 20.
Q: Do I need to prep any food ahead of time?
A: No, our experts will walk you through each step the entrée.
Q: What comes in the meal kit?
A: Meal kits include a variety of appetizers donated by local restaurants, salad, all ingredients needed to make the Penne with Spicy Tomato Sauce entrée, a variety of desserts donated by local restaurants and 2 bottles of wine.*
*depending on ticket option
Q: What if I miss something while Chef Lidia is cooking?
A: Your meal kit will include a recipe card, so if you miss a step on the screen, you can catch up with the directions on the card.
Q: When and where do I pick up my meal kit?
A: Meal kits will be available for pickup on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at Hy-Vee, 1720 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO. (Specific hours TBD – watch your email for updates). In-store pickup is located inside the club room. Curbside delivery will also be available.
Q: What do I need that is not provided in the ingredient box?
A: All recipe ingredients provided. Your own cookware and basic kitchen utensils (e.g. pot for boiling water, sheet for baking, etc.) will be needed.
Q: Where is the food coming from?
A: Appetizers and desserts are provided by local restaurants. Salad and entrée ingredients are provided by Hy-Vee.
Q: How do I join the virtual event?
A: Prior to the event, you will receive an email containing instructions and the link to join the OVEE livestream. You will receive an email when you complete your ticket purchase, 3 days prior to the event, and the day of the event.
Q: Can I talk directly to Chef Lidia during the event?
A: The event will take place on the OVEE platform which does not enable your video camera. You can see and hear Chef Lidia, plus host Joy Robertson and Chef Andy, but they cannot see or hear you. You can type messages in the chat box to Chef Lidia and others. During the Q&A you can ask questions by typing into the chat box, which the host and others can see. Chef Lidia will try to answer as many questions as she can!
Q: What is the best way to launch OVEE?
A: Laptops or iPads/tablets are the best way to access the OVEE livestream. This way you can move the screen around your kitchen as you are cooking. It will be difficult to watch the live cooking from a cellphone. Prior to your event, you will receive an email containing instructions and the link to join the OVEE livestream. You will receive an email when you complete your ticket purchase, 3 days prior to the event, and the day of the event. The email will have information on how to use OVEE.
For additional questions about the event, please contact Melissa Rea at 417-836-6256 or email@example.com