Exceptional dining and Niagara Falls are synonymous with each other and this is perhaps no more apparent than at The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra. His inventive yet traditional Italian menu has propelled The Rainbow Room straight to the top, accumulating multiple awards along the way.
Chef Capra was born in Italy, but made Canada his home in the 1980s and found success along the way. Most Canadians know him as the host of the television show “Restaurant Makeover” and for his appearances on “Chopped Canada.” In addition to The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra at the Sheraton Fallsview hotel in Niagara, he owns several other restaurants throughout the Ontario region and internationally.
Chef John Casciato has been Chef Massimo’s right hand man in Niagara for some time, overseeing the operations there. Together they have become an unbeatable team and are responsible for providing locals and visitors alike with authentic and delicious Italian cuisine for many years. However, the duo also teams up for special events throughout the year and one of these is coming up shortly.
A Culinary Tour of Veneto
Held this year on November 18 is the private dining event, A Culinary Tour of Veneto. Celebrating this special region of Italy and all it has contributed to Italian cuisine, Chefs Massimo and John will personally guide their guests along this culinary trail with surprises around every corner.
The Veneto region of Italy lies in the northeast portion of the country and therefore has the best of both land and sea as components of its cuisine. In addition to the standard seafood you’ll see in Italian dishes such as shrimp and clams you’ll also find that eel plays an important role in many dishes.
The forests of Veneto are revered for their many varieties of mushrooms and wild game such as rabbit, boar, and birds like the guinea and pigeon also feature heavily in the cuisine from the region. Italian staples like risotto and polenta are also very popular in the region, but with a distinctive local flair.
Knowing the region as well as he does, this Culinary Tour of Veneto event hosted by the chefs themselves is definitely going to a night to remember. The chefs will walk each guest through the menu items and provide wine pairings along the way. Not only is this a chance to meet some of Canada’s most influential chefs but also to sample some of the dishes they do best as fine dining is such an important part of a trip to Niagara Falls.
Previous events hosted by the chefs have sold out quickly so be sure to book early. The Crowne Plaza is offering a package that includes a one-night stay and dinner for an exceptional price so visit their website for more information. This is one of the best reasons to visit Niagara and experience its culinary scene in such an intimate way.
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