Viva Italia!

Chef Demo this Saturday with Keira Moritz of Pacci Ristorante and AltoRex Rooftop Lounge
10:00 am on 7/17

Originally heading for a career in criminal justice, it’s a good thing for us that Chef Keira Moritz chose to follow her passion for cooking instead! Since finishing culinary school at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, and receiving her foodservice management degree from the university’s campus in Denver, Colorado, Moritz honed her skills at Denver’s Panzano and San Francisco’s Puccini & Pinetti. A Georgia native, Chef Moritz returned home to express her talent for creating exciting Northern Italian dishes and traditional steakhouse classics at Midtown’s Pacci Ristorante and AltoRex Rooftop Lounge. She supports local farms and artisan producers to provide the best meats, seafood and seasonal produce at the peak of their quality. Moritz and Pacci were recently recognized in Esquire magazine as one of the “Best New Restaurants of 2009.”

When she’s not in the kitchen at Pacci and AltoRex, Moritz is spending time with her border collie, Magnolia, running marathons and kayaking. She also enjoys growing her own herbs and tomatoes.

This Saturday, Chef Moritz will show you how to take this week’s harvest and create your own Italian masterpiece – molto bene!

- Jennifer Maley