Celebrity NY chef helps pick the winners at International Risotto Festival

Nov 12, 2015 636

By Shelby Hodge

New York-based celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito was just one element that wowed the throng of 800 who turned out at Houston Design Center for the 11th International Risotto Festival. Italian music and wines played backdrop to the coterie of chefs who whipped up tantalizing versions of the Italian specialty.

While guests grazed through the offerings, more than a dozen waited for the judges' decision on top honors. Dispirito led the team in the blind tasting. Going home with seriously full tummies were Elena Sgarbi, Consul General of Italy, and Marina Acquista Lapuvade, deputy secretary general of the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce.

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Source: http://houston.culturemap.com/

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