When my friend Salvatore Rizzo does something, I pay attention. A man of great passion, few if any flaws, and a very studied and careful manner, Sal is salt of the earth, mixed with infectious and ebullient energy, and a New York savvy and grit that is hard to come by. And if this is not enough, he is blessed with Sicilian heritage, that is at the very core of his existence, and keeps him honest, vociferous and lively in a manner that is certainly not shy, but charmingly in-your-face, but never out of place, and certainly not unwanted.
Sal has a way with people, and a masterful command of all things related to creating memorable moments. He has a way to spoil people beyond the expected and ordinary. When he bought DeGustibus from Arlene Feltman Sailhac, I knew DeGustibus was going to continue being relevant and poignant. But I also knew it was poised to move onto its logical new incarnation. I sensed immediately that NYC was going to be blessed with epic continuation of this cultural institution, under the auspices of an energetic man that understands New York, and the subtleties that make New Yorkers happy. Arlene created the magic that is DeGustibus, and Sal will keep it beyond magical and necessary every day he gives it his presence. With Sal at the helm, DeGustibus will bring dreamy riches into the lives of those that attend its classes. Every class at DeGustibus, will send the attendees home with an experience that delivers in more ways than one. A cooking class is always a great gift for yourself and for others. At DeGustibus, you are assured great education and still more. Superlative food, excellent learning, great hosting and memorable pairings of wine. What costs a mighty fee at a restaurant, comes to you at a modest price. Education, interaction with chefs hungry to share, and a place to study wine and pairings, are only a teaser.... The experience you go home with, will give you reason to cook at home, cook with care and invest in your future in special ways. Thinking of spending your dollars wisely, here is your chance to do just that.
The DeGustibus cooking school is located on the 8th floor of Macy's Herald Square on the 7th Avenue side of the building. You can enter the store at 151 West 34th Street and take the passenger elevators to the 8th floor. Located between the ladies coat / bathing suit department and human resources in the employee section of the store.
For reservations, call 212.239.1652 or reserve on line at www.degustibusnyc.com