KLRN and Luce Ristorante present Chef Lidia Bastianich
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KLRN, San Antonio’s public television station, presents the KLRN Chef Series with Lidia Bastianich, host of the public television series Lidia’s Italian Kitchen. CELEBRATE WITH LIDIA events will take place Sunday, March 3 with a 6PM dinner and Monday, March 4 with an 11AM lunch at Luce Ristorante e Enoteca in San Antonio.

Tickets are available for $175 per person (dinner) and $125 per person (lunch). Ticket price includes a:

  • multi-course authentic Italian meal
  • presentation by Lidia Bastianich
  • signed copy of her latest book.

All proceeds benefit KLRN Public Television. This event is sponsored by Luce Ristorante e Enoteca and Carpazo. 

*Dinner will be paired with a curated selection of Carpazo wine

Stuffed Mushrooms
Prosciutto & Fig Bruschetta
Fresh Vegetables with Carrot and Chickpea Dip Marinated Olives
Crostata with Kale, Butternut Squash & Ricotta

Grilled Apple, Radicchio and Gorgonzola
Gran Piastre
Grilled Lamb Chops with Marinated Squash, Balsamic, Watercress
Green Beans and Mint Pesto

Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote

*Lunch will be paired with a curated selection of Carpazo wine

Peperonata Crostini
Italian Deviled Eggs
Crostata with Kale, Butternut Squash & Ricotta

Lidia’s Signature Caesar Salad
Gran Piastre
Scallopine of Chicken, Roasted Lemon, Capers and Olive
Spinach Braised with Garlic and Olive Oil

Classic Tiramisu

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Lidia has married her two passions in life—her family and food, to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya. Lidia’s cookbooks, co-authored with her daughter Tanya, include Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine, Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, Lidia’s Italy in America, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food and Lidia’s Italy- all companion books to the Emmy-nominated television series Lidia’s Kitchen, Lidia’s Italy in America and Lidia’s Italy. Lidia is chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants—Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s in Pittsburgh and Kansas City – along with her daughter Tanya.

KLRN is the Emmy-Award winning Public Television station for South Central Texas and broadcasts to a 30-county radius. “The mission of KLRN is to use the power of communications to provide quality programs and services which advance education, culture and community, to enrich the lives of people throughout our community.” www.klrn.org

Established in 2006, Luce San Antonio is San Antonio’s premier destination for authentic Italian cuisine crafted by Neapolitan owner and Chef Joe Buonincontri. Fresh fish, meats and produce, house-made sauces and mozzarella expound throughout Luce’s offerings and a focus on the finest ingredients is what makes Luce special. Joe's goal for this restaurant is to create a warm environment for all guests that are typical of a true Italian heritage.

Lidia Bastianich is available for telephone interviews prior to the event.  Please contact Katrina Kehoe to schedule an interview.