26 Jan ‘Dinner in Abruzzo: A Journey Home with My Culinary Godfather’

YEAR 2017
RUN TIME 30 minutes
DIRECTOR MARK KURLYANDCHIK 
WORLD PREMIERE

Take a culinary journey to the real Italy with two of the Detroit area’s best chefs. James Rigato and his culinary godfather Luciano Del Signore travel to Luciano’s parents’ hometown in Abruzzo, Italy, to attend Luciano’s cousin’s wedding and to seriously cook for much of his Italian family for the first time. Rigato, an Italian-American, has never been to Italy before and learns a lot about his mentor and his own heritage in one whirlwind cooking adventure.

This short film by Detroit Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik will be followed by an in-depth conversation between Kurlyandchik, Rigato (Mabel Gray, the Root) and Del Signore (Bigalora, Bacco Ristorante). They’ll discuss the trip, the film, the Detroit restaurant scene and more.

5 p.m. Sun., April 15, Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall at the DIA