Cineforum – November 10th • Perfetti Sconosciuti

Perfetti Sconosciuti Directed by Paolo Genovese Perfect Strangers (Perfetti Sconosciuti) is a narrative, and bitter ensemble comedy, which follows a group of old friends who meet for dinner. Genovese tackles a subject important to these times, when social media has entered into fragile territories and affects almost everyone’s lives. His … Continue reading

Early Registration Now Open for Winter 2019 Classes

Begin or continue with your Italian studies in 2019! Space is limited and classes are filling up, so hurry and register today to save and secure a spot in your favorite class and time! Classes will be closed as they reach the maximum number of students and all Fall registration closes November 15, 2018.  … Continue reading

Sign Up NOW for Carnevale 2019!

Carnevale in Venice is the purest example of the perfect meld of tradition, culture and entertainment — all in one — offering a chance of fun for visitors of all ages. The Carnevale di Venezia dates back to the beginning of the 10th century. At that time, people enjoyed the … Continue reading

FUN EVENING ALERT! Talent Show & Apericena

Join Sentieri Italiani @ munno! Sunday, October 28th from 5:00–9:00 p.m. • DELIZIOSO APERICENA BUFFET (includes one drink) • CASH BAR with wine, beer and cocktails   Seating is very limited so reserve your spot now! $25 Sentieri members | $35 non-members • Cash or check only due by October … Continue reading

The 2019 Lina Tonello Scholarship

In 2009, on September 27th, Daniela Cavallero’s mother passed away. Lina Tonello was a woman who strongly encouraged Daniela throughout her life. This inspiration and support lead Daniela to open the Italian school known to all of us as Sentieri. In 2009, to honor her mother’s memory, Daniela had instituted … Continue reading

La Cena Piemontese – A culinary visit to the Langhe

La Cena Piemontese • September 24th   On Sunday, September 24th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Osteria Langhe in Chicago’s Logan Square for an evening of slow food and fine wine. Grazie to co-owners Aldo Zaninotte and Chef Cameron Grant and the staff for giving us this opportunity to experience … Continue reading

Regional Dining — CAMPANIA!

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th “Vedi Napoli e poi muori.”   You’ll experience a taste of Naples when dining at Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in vibrant Lincoln Square. Their dynamic menu highlights authentic recipes from the region of Campania that are prepared with seasonal and local ingredients with … Continue reading

My Florence: The Sara Leonard Scholarship

The Sara Leonard Scholarship — My Florence I met Sara Leonard many years ago when I was teaching at the Italian Cultural Institute. When I left she followed me to Sentieri Italiani along with other students. She stayed with me through all the years. I really admired Sara; she was smart, … Continue reading

February 19, 2017: A good time was had by all at Sentieri’s Briscola Tournament at Bella ‘Mbriana!

Sentieri and friends had a fun evening of competitive card playing, drinks and antipasti on February 19th. After four rounds of intense play the new champions were declared — Sharon and Debora each won Sentieri memberships as a result of their formidable Briscola skills.  Watch this website for more enjoyable evenings with … Continue reading

Celebrate Carnevale …

… IN TUTTA ITALIA! BY JACK PILIPONIS   Like many countries with strong Catholic/Christian culture and traditions, Italy marks the weeks leading up to Lent with colorful, sensual, food- and drink-filled celebrations. In Italy, it’s called “Carnevale,” derived from Latin “carnem levare” — take the meats; in ancient times that … Continue reading