The next course in Deer Valley Resort’s Taste of Luxury series features Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli, one of Italy’s most recognizable culinary icons, for a series of exclusive events including a VIP meet-and-greet reception, five-course Italian dinners with wine pairings, an intimate hands-on cooking class followed by a coursed lunch, and a farewell brunch with an Italian cooking demo. Events with Chef Morelli will take place from March 10, 11, and 12, 2023 in The Brass Tag restaurant located at The Lodges at Deer Valley.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Giancarlo Morelli to Deer Valley for the third installment of our Taste of Luxury Series this winter,” said Deer Valley Resort Vice President of Food and Beverage Jacob Musyt. “The entire resort team is looking forward to showcasing his renowned Italian Cuisine in our beautiful alpine setting.”
One of Italy’s most notable and respected culinary masters, Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli is well-known for his commitment to simplicity, balance, and respect for ingredients, even from a young age when he was often described as a “child prodigy.” Chef Morelli has celebrated restaurants in Sardinia and Milan, and the award-winning Pomiroeu restaurant in Seregno, Italy where he is deeply connected to the lands and local ingredients of age-old producers and purveyors.
In more recent years, Chef Morelli has partnered with other prominent Italian chefs such as Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana and Chef Aurora Mazzuchelli to promote and immortalize Italian cuisine around the world. Admirably, Chef Morelli has also worked with Norbert Niederkofler and Paolo Ferretti to develop the organization CARE’s – a project designed to broadly advocate for a more sustainable and ethical approach to food.
Chef Morelli has a penchant and deep reverence for rice, which is unusual for Italian chefs. Previously, Chef Morelli’s signature risotto has won the distinction of Italy’s “Riso Gallo Risotto dell’Anno.”
Deer Valley invites guests to a series of distinctive and intimate culinary experiences with Chef Morelli on March 10, 11, and 12, 2023.
VIP Meet and Greet Reception with Michelin Chef Morelli | Friday, March 10, 2023
Reception 6 p.m. | Dinner 7:30 p.m. at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$325 per guest (tax and gratuity not included)
Enjoy delectable canapes, hand-selected wine varietals, and live music from a lustrous jazz trio in an intimate welcome reception with Chef Giancarlo Morelli, Deer Valley’s Director of Beverage, and the Executive Chef of Deer Valley, followed by a five-course Michelin Star Italian dinner. With only 40 available tickets, this event is a rare opportunity to mingle and be up-close-and-personal with one of Italy’s finest chefs and the culinary and libation masterminds of Deer Valley.
Interactive Cooking Class with Chef Morelli | Saturday, March 11, 2023
Class 1 p.m. | Coursed lunch to follow at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$350 per guest and includes the gifts of a chef-selected pasta maker to take home, a custom apron, and additional special gifts to commemorate this one-of-a-kind experience (tax and gratuity not included)
Learn culinary secrets from Chef Morelli in this hands-on cooking class with signature Italian ingredients and techniques. How often do you get the chance to make pasta from scratch with a celebrity chef? Deer Valley’s own culinary team joins Chef Morelli in bringing a taste of Italy to the Wasatch Mountains in an unforgettable afternoon of cooking and a decadent lunch with a perfectly matched wine pairing. Available for only 24 guests.
Michelin Star Five-Course Gourmet Dinner | Saturday, March 11, 2023
VIP Reception 6 p.m. | Dinner 7:30 p.m. at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$385 per guest (tax and gratuity not included)
This gourmet dinner with Chef Morelli highlights his career famous dishes including his award-winning risotto. Guests will enjoy a five-course Michelin Star Italian dinner featuring carefully curated wine pairings by Deer Valley’s Director of Beverage Josh Hockman. Each guest in attendance will receive very special gifts from Deer Valley’s Taste of Luxury sponsors. Only 100 tickets available.
Finale Brunch and Culinary Demo with Michelin Star Chef Morelli | Sunday, March 12, 2023
Brunch 11 a.m. | Cooking demo to follow at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$280 per guest (tax and gratuity not included)
To cap off this momentous weekend, 50 special guests can join Chef Morelli, Neb from DAOU Family Estates and Deer Valley’s culinary team for an indulgent brunch experience for the books. Chef Morelli is known for adding extra truffles with a wink on his breakfast creations. Brunch guests will depart with a farewell gift from our sponsors.
Tickets are available for purchase at deervalley.com/things-to-do/activities/taste-of-luxury-series