Thursday, January 21, 2016


Following the October release of her latest book, Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian CookLidia Bastianich, the Emmy-winning host of Public Television’s Lidia's Kitchen and Lidia’s Italy, serves up an evening of conversation and storytelling celebrating our love of Italian food at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $56, $46, and $36 and can be purchased online, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St.

Bastianich is a best-selling author and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions throughout the world. Her multiple culinary endeavors have married her two passions in life – her family and food – which she discusses in detail during her live theater tour. The evening will be moderated by popular radio host Faith Middleton of "Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze" heard weekly on WNPR and

Bastianich’s successful television series airs internationally in dozens of markets, and her extensive experience as a chef/restaurateur includes acclaimed New York City restaurants Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s in Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Lidia and her team opened Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City, Chicago, and Sao Paolo and LIDIA's pasta and sauce can be found in supermarkets nationwide.

As part of a special promotion, the Palace has teamed up with four of its Entrees & Encores restaurant partners to offer patrons a special dinner-and-a-show package for the event. For $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests can enjoy a four-course, pre-fixe dinner at either D’Amelio’s Italian Eatery, Nino’s Trattoria, San Marino Ristorante or Vasi’s Restaurant and Bar, before heading to the theater to experience the show from prime orchestra seats at a discounted ticket price. The dinner-and-a-show package is available for purchase on the Palace Theater’s website, or by calling 203-346-2000. Dinner reservations must be made by the ticket purchasers in advance of the show by calling one of the four restaurants of their choosing.

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