Speakers: Pat Hoffman
Topic: Seated at Lorenzo’s Table – From Farm to Table
Pat grew up on the east coast and had a long career in immunological research at both for-profit and non-profit institutions. After a year of retirement, she started a 2nd career as a part-time paralegal for a small law firm and is now working part-part-time, giving her more time to travel. Pat is a Dante member whose passion for Italy was ignited in 2002 when her daughter, Kelcey, moved to Italy to work in Rome. Eighteen years and numerous visits later, the desire to discover the beauty of Italy’s diverse regions is still strong and the love of the art, food, wine and people continues to grow and satisfy. She is delighted that she is able to have conversations with “la gente” using her modest command of the Italian language.
FarmerChef Lorenzo Polegri owns Ristorante Zeppelin in the enchanting Umbrian town of Orvieto, Italy. Invited several times to cook at the James Beard house in NYC, he also cooked for President Obama at the White House in 2010.
Ristorante Zeppelin is home to Chef Lorenzo’s internship program for culinary students and his cooking school, featuring afternoon cooking classes and one-week and two-week “culinary adventures” that include cooking classes and visits to the sources that produce the ingredients used in Chef Lorenzo’s recipes. Join six friends on their excellent adventure who spent two weeks with Chef Lorenzo immersed in the history and culinary experiences of the FarmerChef.
DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
Live Meeting COVID Guidelines
Even as COVID variants continue to plague the population, we have returned to offering live meetings for Dante this season. We’ve all been longing for a return to shared meals, and since this is foundational to Dante activities, we want to make it possible. Following the guidelines and regulations now in place by many workplaces, public venues and community groups, the Dante Board of Directors has agreed to the guidelines listed below as an acceptable plan to keep us as safe as possible when meeting in person.
1) Please do not attend if you have been exposed to COVID, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness. We will make best efforts to record the presentations so that those who cannot attend in person can enjoy them afterwards. There will also be a few meetings presented on ZOOM instead of live this season, for all to enjoy.
2) Masks are encouraged. Although no longer required, we encourage attendees to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
Thank you again for your understanding and observance of these guidelines. Let’s work together to control COVID!!!