Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

Madonna Nights in Royal Oak

Madonna Night
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina
711 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Enjoy fellowship, networking and good times with Madonna University alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends in Royal Oak.

Enjoy the atmosphere and good food at Bigalora, an authentic Southern Italian restaurant that offers handcrafted wood fired pizzas, small plates, fresh pastas, entrees, salads and desserts. Bigalora’s founder and chef Luciano Del Signore. Chef Luciano, a three-time James Beard Award nominee, was born in the United States after his parents emigrated from Abruzzo, Italy in the mid-20th century. Luciano grew up working in the kitchen of his parents’ restaurant, the Italian cucina Fonte d’Amore in Livonia. As a teenager, Luciano began developing his cooking talents both at “The Fonte” and during long family trips back to his parents’ hometown in Italy.

Luciano began experimenting with natural-yeast sourdough bread recipes to see if he could reproduce an authentic Neopolitan pizza dough. In his research he discovered a simple recipe for “biga,” an ancient Italian starter made from wheat flour, water, and naturally-occurring yeast. This led to the opening of the first Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina. The concept was to provide his friends, family and customers a casual dining experience while retaining standards for clean, authentic cooking.

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RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 11. Questions? Call 734-432-5741.