Want this Christmas dinner to

have an Italian flair?

If you want to create amazing food this year inspired with Italian home cooked love:

Inspired from family favorites,

Infused with many years of restaurant experience from all over the world.

You are in the right place!

The Heart and Soul of Christmas in your Kitchen

Cooked with love at home for your family and friends for a stress free Christmas

Click HERE to join us in the Holiday Cooking Masterclass

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This FREE 5 Day Holiday Cooking Masterclass

is brought to you by:

Leonardo Moura & Chef Jamie Adams

Lovingly designed to help you create the best Christmas meal you can cook at home without the overwhelm.

Follow Chef Jamie's Step By Step Masterclass Videos

And!!

Get to ask your questions live over 4 days in our exclusive group!

Come join us and lets get you prepped.

You are going to be the toast of Christmas in your home this year!

What to expect

You will have access to all of the step by step videos in the workshop from Friday 19th December.

To help you get prepped join us today in our exclusive group.

Each day during the course there will be a focus on 1 dish where you can ask questions directly with chef Jamie.

The Italian inspired Christmas Menu....

Day 1

Lasagna, or as they say over there, ”Pasta al Forno” 

They do also call it lasagna, which is a favorite in the south of Italy. This one is a more “northern style” with some pulled chicken (please, please cook it on a Big Green Egg), braised mushrooms, caramelized onions and tomato, sort of “alla Cacciatora”

Day 2

Herb and Garlic Crusted Beef Tenderloin & Red Wine Jus

When I was living in Italy, specifically in Piemonte at the Locanda del Sant’Ufizzio, my dear departed friend and mentor Leandro Varvello used to make this crazy, insanely great whole roasted beef tenderloin at Christmas, covered with herbs and garlic and roasted in the oven with red wine and it was very special. I do it often here at il Giallo and at home!

Day 3

And then there were roasted vegetables!

Roasted Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts 

This is kind of a chef thing, we love to oil and salt stuff up and let the oven do the work! I love the way roasting these veggies makes them taste and texture is awesome as well and fun it’s fun to use a different herb for each one so they don’t all taste too similar

Day 4

Tiramisu

What else can be said about this classic? Well for starters, it’s just plain old incredible. Creamy mascarpone with egg and sugar, add some whipped cream, lady fingers, powdered chocolate and ESPRESSO-all important food groups…

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Get to know Leo and Chef Jamie

 

Leonardo

People are always asking where I am from and I love to joke that I am from the deep South. I'm Brazilian born and moved to the United States in 1999.

I started at the bottom in the restaurant business, quickly moving through the ranks and meeting my business partner and best friend Chef Jamie Adams.

Together we now own and operate 2 restaurants called il Giallo since 2015 in the the City of Sandy Springs and Lagarde since November 2019 in Chamblee. 

At il Giallo  (pronounced il-JAH-lo) we strive to accurately represent the foods and flavors found in the towns and villages along Italy’s Coastal regions, the freshest imaginable hand-made pastas found in the mountains and plains and lest we forget, the bounty of cured meats, cheeses and olive oils from north to south.

Lagarde is based on a family that gathered to enjoy delicious food and fun times. Memories of New Orleans home cooking.... get-togethers filled with barbeque shrimp, red beans & rice, oysters.... whiskey sours & peach daiquiris... the mission was and is to always let the good times roll. Lagarde prioritizes community and aims to be a gathering place with a casual, yet elevated food menu and a great bar atmosphere. The fare, inspired by Chef Jamie’s love for both his family and the great city of New Orleans, boasts an incredible array of influences, past and present.

Chef Jamie

Growing up as the youngest of five kids with parents from New Orleans, I was around food all the time, as my mom was an incredible cook and my dad loved to eat. We would go to New Orleans all the time as a family and that became part of my DNA if that is scientifically possible. As soon as I was old enough to work, I got a job at a pizza place near our old house and I knew right away that it was for me.

After years of being enamored by virtually every aspect of Italian culture, I spent nearly five years honing my craft at some of the finest restaurants in Italy. While there, I learned from many highly acclaimed chefs (as well as Italian Grandmothers!) not only the nuts and bolts of the cooking, but more importantly about the culture, the people and the traditions behind the flavors.

Upon returning to Atlanta, I began my twenty-year relationship with the prestigious Buckhead Life Restaurant Group and Pano Karatassos, first at Pricci, then at Veni Vidi Vici. It was at these two restaurants, that I achieved the reputation as one of Atlanta’s preeminent Italian Chefs.

I am honored to have been a featured chef at The James Beard House in New York, I competed in The Food Network’s “Chopped,” I was also featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”, years ago I was selected to participate in a TBS-TV “Super ChefCook Off”, and more forever ago I was highlighted on “Great Chefs of the South”. I am truly grateful to have had these experiences.

Our Restaurants

Want this Christmas dinner to

have an Italian flair?

If you want to create amazing food this year inspired with Italian home cooked love:

Inspired from family favorites,

Infused with many years of restaurant experience from all over the world.

You are in the right place!

The Heart and Soul of Christmas in your Kitchen

Cooked with love at home for your family and friends for a stress free Christmas

Click HERE to join us in the Holiday Cooking Masterclass