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Il Cenacolo is an organization that preserves, enhances and encourages all aspects of Italian arts, language and culture and recognizes the unique contribution of Italian heritage that is intertwined in the history and life of the San Francisco Bay Area.

California vineyard

Grapes and Grub
Il Cenacolo Members Event

Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery
Vineyard Tour, Private Tasting, & Lunch

Limited tickets available. COVID precautions will be observed.
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Upcoming Speakers & Events

California vineyard

Event 6/13/21
Grapes & Grub

Exclusive wine-tasting and lunch at Martin Ray Vineyards and Winery, Santa Rosa. Our visit will include a tour of the Martin Ray estate, a private tasting flight of six wines, and a light lunch from Chef Thomas Benham’s rotating wood-fired oven menu.

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Cal Academy Night Life

Most of us have enjoyed visiting the California Academy of Science over the decades. Cenacolista Don Zingale reminds us that they have a series of virtual events available that are very entertaining and educational. “A new

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“Van Gogh Never Saw the Golden Gate,” by Aja
Trier, Sagitarrius Gallery. Used with permission.

Il Cenacolo: The Jewel of San Francisco

This is the acceptance speech of Chuck Stagliano, 2019 Person of the Year. His words capture the appeal of our organization and all that it has to offer.
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Speak Like an Italian
Vino e Cibo!
Eat Like An Italian

What's For Dinner?

Artusi’s Minestrone Soup

For this Minestrone Soup recipe the quantities and the ingredients are not precise and are left to individual taste–the ‘art’ of cooking.

Classic Caesar Salad

The origins of this recipe go back to La Lanterna – it’s quite a story.  We’ve always used home-made croutons, but if that much work

Il Professore is In

Dream BIG Like an Italian:
Discover the History and the Magic