Tuscan Tuesday-Night Two with Chef Joe Cizynski


  • $70.00  -  Non-Member
  • $65.00  -  Member


Tuesday, October 27
from 6-8pm


Let’s travel from San Gimignano to Cortona, Italy, and eat some local fare. Just 16 lucky people will have the chance to be part of an amazing culinary experience in the Center’s Constantinidis Great Hall where Chef Joe Cizynski will demonstrate cooking techniques for each course before it is served.

We’ll start with seafood bruschetta, roasted guinea hen with broccoli rabe, pomegranate and truffles, roast leg of pork glazed with chestnut honey and caramelized onions and chestnuts, puréed apples and carrots, and mixed fruits with a Sabayon brûlée. 

Bring your own beverage … and your appetite! 

This class meets in the Great Hall in the main building. Registration closes at 9pm on Sunday, October 25.


Chef Joe's suggested pairings (not mandatory)..
Bruschetta: Vernaccia
Guinea Hen: Rossi di Montalcino
Pork: Vino Nobile de Montepulciano
Dessert: Vin Santo

The safety of our students, teachers, patrons, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. A number of adjustments have been put in place to keep everyone safe for in-person classes at the Cultural Center. We are disinfecting public spaces frequently and have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. To ensure the safety of those around you, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and in other ways follow CDC guidelines while at the Cultural Center. Thank you!


Born in New York, Joseph Cizynski almost immediately started gaining kitchen experience thanks to his mother and Aunt Dorothy who shared their passion and knowledge of food with him. Joseph attended Fairfield University where he played baseball and for two summers played in the Cape League, thus beginning his love for Cape Cod. Upon graduation from college, and a ball related injury, Joseph took to the Culinary Institute of America where at the age of 26, became Chef/Owner of Café du Bec Fin located in Old Greenwich, CT. Joseph immediately transformed it into a French Seafood restaurant and received three-3 Star reviews from the New York Times and was the first Connecticut restaurateur to receive the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years. Café du Bec Fin was the venue for numerous wine tasting dinners including the members of the Mondavi, Krug and Dujac families. Several years ago, Joseph, opened a boutique wine shop located in Westchester County and has shared his knowledge of wine and food pairings hosting numerous wine tastings, dinners and various other events. Joseph and his wife, Betsy, bought a home in Chatham ten years ago and are now making plans to live there year-round. He looks forward to sharing his experiences, food and wines with you!

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