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THE SIENA HOTEL
Inspired by the beauty of Italy, The Siena Hotel − located in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina − will captivate you with its elegance.
The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collection, is an upscale boutique hotel. AAA rated Four Diamond hotel and restaurant recipient since 1987, the Siena Hotel adds its distinctive European character to the Raleigh/Durham & Chapel Hill, NC area. Step through the doors of this elegant Tuscan villa to discover a luxurious décor of hand-selected European furniture, Italian marble floors and majestic columns, against a backdrop of rich colors and fabrics. We look forward to seeing you soon. The Siena Staff
Festa Italiana, A Friends of the James Beard Benefit Dinner; Thursday, September 14th Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm on the terrace with hors d'oeuvres created on Sea Island Forge Kettles, games of bocce and a silent auction. The multi course dinner created by some of the country’s most premier Italian chefs begins at 7:30pm in the Il Palio dining room, followed by a live auction. JBF Member Price: $175, Public Price: $185 Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Il Palio’s 4th annual extra virgin olive oil dinner party
Chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio restaurant and special guest Gennaro Villella, the producer and importer of Villella Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the former chef at Il Palio restaurant team up once again to deliver an exceptional dining experience. Travel through Italy’s top 5 olive oil producing regions with a 5 course dinner that chef Teddy served at the prestigious James Beard House earlier in the year. Through each course chef will present the uniqueness of each region and it’s native oil. Chef Diggs will match the soul of each oil with its respective course while Gennaro shares his immense knowledge about one of Italy’s most cherished ingredients.
The event will begin at 7:00 pm with a multi-course menu for $135, including a bottle of Gennaro’s extra virgin olive oil, wine pairings, tax and gratuity.
$135 per person
7:00pm Call 919-918-2545 for reservations and more information