Booking Information

  • A Taste of Italy Show

    Great for Casinos, Fundraisers, Corporate Events, Bus Lunches and wherever 100 or more people gather for food, fun and entertainment!

    A full 90 minute show with the very best of food and song. All of Andy's music is on DVD with beautiful images of some of the most loved places in Italy. The words to the songs Andy sings are also on the screen so that everyone can join in and sing along.

    Andy also invites a few of your clients and guests up on the stage with him to assemble one on the recipes.

    Everyone goes away with a good feeling inside from the food and entertainment and can't help but sing 'That's Amore" all the way home.

    How The Show Works...

    Andy prepares a few of the items from the all Italian menu from the stage while he sings to your clients. After each food demo, the courses are presented in a progressive manor until the whole meal is served. The menu is a four course feast and can be such items as a pre-set antipasti of crostini with roasted garlic, caramelized onions, and roasted eggplant, a special salad of toasted walnuts with fennel and sweet oranges over arugula, an entree of chicken Piccatta, Scaloppini, or Marsala, and or a Sicilian Bracioli, (rolled beef) with a home made red sauce over creamy Polenta, and Andy's Nona's Ricotta cheesecake with fresh berries. All from his best selling cookbook!

    Andy works with your caterer and chef to plan the all Italian menu. He will also suggest and work with the food and beverage team to pick a few wines that could go with the meal and truly compliment it if needed.

    Artist Technical Rider +

    • A.) A state of the art sound system with mixer.
    • B.) DVD with a switcher unit and a CD player for playback.(CD player only if needed) All of Andy's music is on the DVD along with words to the songs he will sing. The images require at least one if not two drop down screens so that people can see the images, read the words, to the songs and sing along. We can also use one or two 60" to 70" Flat Screen TV's with a DVD player)
    • C.) Technicians to work the AV.
    • D.) A follow spot if the show is in a large venue for a dinner show.
    • E.) Andy will provide an E6i countryman wireless mike, with a Shure GLX-D4 2.4 GHz Wireless Receiver. The client will provide one (1) hand held wireless mike.
    • F.) A stage set up with a cooking area that would include two portable butane burners or electric induction burners. An equipment list for what is needed on stage will be provided by Andy. (suggested stage size12ft x16ft and 20 inches high)
    • G.) One serpentine table for the cooking surface, that would be raised at least 32 inches off of the riser, waist high.
    • H.) One 8 foot table behind the main cooking table to hold all the food and equipment for the show.
    • I.) At least one (1) if not two cameras to show what Andy is cooking on the stage. Three is the best.
    • J.) Depending on the size of the venue, at least two drop down screens to project the DVD and the camera images on.
    • K.) Accommodations Ground Transportation and meals provided by event. (See contract for details)
    • L.) One professionally trained chef assistant or culinary student to work with Andy on stage. This person will assist in the procurement of all the food, do all the prep and make sure that everything is ready.
    • The client will provide transportation for Andy if any appearances on local TV shows are booked and provide whatever is necessary for the segment, i.e.. food, assistant, etc.

    Option #1 -- Sit Down Dinner, Four Courses +

    Option #2 -- 7 Course Food & Wine Sampling +

    Media and Promotional+


    For booking information please contact Andy.


Antipasti

Sweet Orange and Fennel Salad

Pasta With Lobster

Braciole Over Creamy Polenta

Vip Dinner Show Room Setup

Vip's Waiting for the Doors to Open to the Dinner Show

Opening Dance Vip Dinner Show

Vip's Having a Great Time

Vip's on Stage Having Fun