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Al Tiramisu, Most Authentic Italian Restaurant in Nation's Capital, Celebrates Italy's 150th and its 15th Anniversaries With Cooking Classes Featuring Each Region Starting With Sicily

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WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italy as a United Republic and its own 15th anniversary, Al Tiramisu, the most authentic Italian restaurant in the nation's capital, launches unique cooking classes covering all 20 regions of Italy this month.

"It's like taking a trip throughout Italy without the cost of going abroad," smiles Al Tiramisu's chef/owner Luigi Diotaiuti who is known for his good cheer and authentic Italian cooking and wine mastery.  Attendees of Saturday classes will gain a real "flavor" of each region—its history, culture, inhabitants, and food and wine specialties—while cooking and eating three courses with wine pairings representing the area.

The first cooking class, Saturday, April 16, 11 AM-2 PM, focuses on Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and the southernmost region of Italy. Succeeding classes will then move from the south up to the north of Italy. Cooking classes are $75 apiece including all food and wine. Reservations:  202-467-4466.

Cheerful and cozy, Al Tiramisu is like taking a trip to Italy without leaving Washington DC. The most distinctive food is imported from Italy—a large selection of whole fish such as Branzini, buffalo mozzarella, sardines, Parma ham, porcini mushrooms, octopus, white and black truffles.  

Chef Luigi's secret for remaining trim despite being surrounded by pasta and decadent desserts? Like a poster child for First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy eating and exercise "Let's Move" campaign, Diotaiuti not only jogs regularly but also runs marathons—25 full and half marathons to date. It's his goal to run marathons on every continent. He heads to the outback of Australia this summer and then to Africa.

The joint 150/15 year anniversary celebrations will culminate later in the year with a multicourse 15th anniversary feast with wine pairings. And, winners of a fall contest drawing will garner places at the feast.

Check the website and the Al Tiramisu Facebook page for additional cooking classes as they are added and updates on monthly events.

Al Tiramisu, 2014 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036.  Reservations: 202-467-4466. Valet parking seven nights a week 6-10 PM.

CONTACT:  Rozanne Weissman, +1-202-904-4490,

SOURCE Al Tiramisu

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