Arthur Avenue Walking Tour
Giovanna Bellia La Marca will take you on a guided tour of this storied Italian neighborhood, introducing you to some of its extraordinary butchers, bakers, cheese makers and shop owners. She'll also teach about its typical and exotic ingredients alike, and share old-world recipes. This intimate section of the Bronx, justly famous for its food for generations, is the most authentic "Little Italy" in the city. You will begin with a fresh mozzarella-making demonstration, including samples of different varieties at Mike's Deli in the retail market. After visits to Calendra Cheese Shop and Randazzo Seafood, you will sit down for lunch at the Arthur Avenue Trattoria. Among many other destinations in the afternoon, you will visit Borgatti's and see how Mario makes his egg noodles like his Bolognese grandmother did, stop at the famous Teitel Brothers store, and visit the beautiful Enrico Fermi Cultural Center to see the current exhibit. You will enjoy wonderful shopping during our tour, then gather with the group for espresso or cappuccino and dessert at the Arthur Avenue Trattoria. The class meets at 11am in front of Pete's Meat Market, inside the Arthur Avenue Retail Market (2344 Arthur Ave.). Tours run rain or shine. Registration for the walking tours is limited to those age 18+.