Beloved Italian chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich returns to San Antonio Aug. 4-5 for a dinner and a lunch at Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road.
Her appearance is part of the KLRN Chef Series, which has also brought several other high-profile chefs, including Steven Raichlen and Ming Tsai, not to mention other visits from Bastianich, to town for special food-related events.
Bastianich has been cooking on public television since 1998. She is now starring in her fourth PBS series, “Lidia’s Italy in America.” She also owns several Italian restaurants, including Filidia in Manhattan.
During her appearance at both meals, she will be talking about food, wine, cooking and travel, all in a limited-seating environment.
The Aug. 4 dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Price is $175 a person. The Aug. 5 luncheon is set for noon with a price of $100. Neither price includes tax or tip.
In addition to the chance to dine with Bastianich, the price includes a meal prepared by Luce owner Joseph Buonincontri; wines from the Folio collection and a chance to meet its owner, Michael Mondavi; and a signed cookbook from the celebrity chef.
For reservations, call Luce at (210) 561-9700.