Ariccia Dining Room at Auburn Hotel

The flavors of Italy are coming to Auburn. From Oct. 14-17, Italian Chef Amedeo Paoloni will be entertaining the taste buds of those who visit Ariccia Trattoria at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.

Paoloni’s hometown of Arricia, Italy, is located roughly 20 miles outside of Rome and is also home to Auburn University’s Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad program.

While Chef Paoloni serves as honorary chef, diners can enjoy a three-course meal for $39 per person. On Oct. 17th , a five-course meal will be hosted with wine pairings for $100 per person. Seats are limited for the Oct. 17th dinner to 24 people and reservations are required.

“It is with great honor that we bring Chef Paolini to Auburn to showcase the cuisine from the town of Ariccia,” said Hans van der Reijden, managing director of the Hotel at Auburn University.  “This is also a great opportunity for potential study abroad students to get their first taste of what their international experience would be like and for alumni to be reunited with one another to reminisce.”

For the three-course meal, diners will enjoy Eggplant Involtini, Prosciutto and Scamorza Cheese followed by Chef Paolini’s signature pasta dish, Italian Farmhouse Cheese, Pear and Vegetable Saccottini and finishing the night with molten chocolate cake with ice cream.

The five-course meal will start with a collection of anti pasti follwed by pecorino flan and pear coulis. The third course will feature Paccheri with zucchini flowers, pork cheek, cherry tomatoes and smokedScamorza. For the fourth course, roasted veal, prosciutto, peas and sage and a ratatouille of fresh vegetables will be served. Diners will finish off the night with a Ricotta Cheese Parfait with mango and raspberry coulis. 

The event is sponsored by The Hotel at Auburn University, the Joseph S. Bruno Foundation and the College of Human Sciences in conjunction with the Auburn Abroad program. To make reservations, call (334) 844-5140 or visit

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