Rodney Blackwell

 

Saturday  9/26/15 (11 a.m.  1 p.m.)

 

Enroll in the first class of "Food 101!" Rodney Blackwell will be kicking off this six-part series with the discussion of his life as the infamous Burger Junkie. Chef Ian MacBride will prepare four distinct burger tastings, each with their own vibrant personality, that all showcase Lucky Dog Ranch Beef. Rodney & Ian will discuss each burger & how it pairs with each side dish; and they will also impart knowledge of such topics as:  the best burger preparation techniques, home recipes, what's new in the burger scene, up & coming trends, and even Instagram tips. There will also be a Q & A session with where you'll be able to gain specific knowledge from the Burger Junkie himself. Join us!

 

Event Details

 

Tickets are $30 and include a beer, four burger tastings, and four side dishes
Complimentary Zucchini Chips will be offered
Each ticket holder will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 Lucca Gift Card
The event is limited to 40 seats and begins at 11:00am

Rodney Blackwell is the founder of the Sacramento Burger Battle and creator of the blog, "Burger Junkies." He has built a lifestyle traveling around the world, experiencing & rating hundreds of burgers, and shares his detailed reviews on his website. For more information on Rodney, please visit his blog at: www.burgerjunkies.com.

School is back in session and Lucca Restaurant is hosting a multi-date lunch event entitled "Food 101." The event is a five-class course featuring five different speakers, each with a distinct realm of expertise in the culinary world who will share their knowledge during a casual lunch at Lucca. Classes begin on Saturday, September 26, and are taught every other week.  A broad spectrum of topics will be covered, such as:  Burgers, Food Photography, Food Industry Trends, Wine, and Innovative Culinary Techniques. Each speaker will work in collaboration with Chef Ian MacBride to create dishes for the lunch that accompany the discussion and enhance the learning experience. All classes will take place in a casual setting here at Lucca Restaurant.

 

Enroll today!

 

To purchase tickets, please visit:  food101.brownpapertickets.com

Food 101

 

Debbie Cunningham

 

Saturday  9/26/15 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

 

Join us for a casual three-course lunch and improve your food photography with Debbie Cunningham, contributing photographer for Sacramento Magazine and Edible Sacramento. :) 

Debbie Cunningham will be continuing this five-part series with tips on capturing the best food photos. Improve your Instagram shots and create drool-worthy photos for Facebook sharing!

Debbie has worked with several of the area's top restaurants and has had her food photography published in numerous venues.

This will be an interactive casual lunch with a Q & A session where you'll be able to get some important pointers on how to make your food photography pop -- whether you're shooting from the latest DSLR or your smartphone, Debbie will give tips on how to get the most out of your photos.

A random drawing for a $50 Lucca Restaurant gift card will be drawn at the end of the lunch. Join us!

 

Event Details:

  • Tickets are $30 for each class

  • Each ticket includes a three-course lunch, a glass of beer/wine, and a raffle entry for a $50 Lucca Restaurant gift card.

  • Classes are limited to 50 seats and are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Catherine Enfield


Saturday 10/24/15 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

 

Catherine ‘@Ms_Munchie’ Enfield – the creator of the Sacramento Food Film Festival; Have an Offal Day; her blog, Munchie Musings; and the owner of SacFoodTrucks.net. Her topics may include: upcoming trends & predictions of the culinary industry and food trucks, tips for amateur food bloggers, and community involvement of local food bloggers.

 

Catherine Enfield's diverse international background has given her the opportunity to lead a life of world travel and culinary experiences. For more information on Catherine, please visit her blog:  www.munchiemusings.net.
 

Event Details:

 

  • Tickets are $30 for each class

  • Each ticket includes a three-course lunch & a glass of beer/wine

  • Classes are limited to 50 seats and are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mike Dunne

 

Saturday  11/7/15 (3 p.m.  5 p.m.)

 

Join us for Mike Dunne's discussion on wine! Mike is the writer of a weekly wine column for The Sacramento Bee and The Bee's former food editor, wine columnist and restaurant critic.  His topics may include:  tasting, pairing and writing about wine; as well as touching on observations and predictions of the California wine scene. 

 

Mike Dunne is a freelance wine writer and consultant who divides his time between Sacramento and San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur. For more information on Mike, please visit his column: http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/ 
 

Event Details:

 

  • Tickets are $30 for each class

  • Each ticket includes three-courses accompanied with wine pairings

  • Classes are limited to 50 seats and are scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m..

Hank Shaw

 

Saturday  11/21/15 (11 a.m.  1 p.m.)

 

Join us for Hank Shaw's discussion on Innovative Culinary Techniques! Hank is the creator of the blog, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook; author of the books, "Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast," and "Duck, Duck Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Ducks and Geese, both Wild and Domesticated;" and an award-winner from both the James Beard Foundation & the International Association of Culinary Professionals.  His topics may include:  innovative & unique methods of preparing seafood, wild game and sausage.

 

Hank Shaw has gained success in the culinary field as a published food writer and he lives his life seeking original & inventive ways to cook everything -- including uncommon ingredients. For more information on Hank, please visit his blog at:  www.honest-food.net.

 

Event Details:

 

  • Tickets are $30 for each class

  • Each ticket includes a three-course lunch & a glass of beer/wine

  • Classes are limited to 50 seats and are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To purchase tickets, please visit:  food101.brownpapertickets.com