Bricco is a collaboration between the Olewine School of Culinary Arts at Harrisburg Area Community College and Harrisburg Hotel Corporation, managing general partner of The Hilton Harrisburg. In our kitchens, HACC's chefs and restaurateurs of the future perfect their skills alongside some of the brightest stars in the industry today.
Bricco is a fine dining restaurant in downtown Harrisburg PA with a romantic ambiance. Our chefs have studied under brilliant minds and never cease to provide Italian and Mediterranean dishes that truly amaze.
Bricco was made possible through a gift from Benjamin Olewine III and his family. A visionary, Mr. Olewine realized that a facility of this quality would allow the Olewine School of Culinary Arts to position itself amongst the elite of culinary programs in the country. Mr. Olewine's passion for the food service industry started in 1932 when, as a young boy, he worked behind the counter of his father's business, Olewine's Deli, located in the Chestnut Street Market, just steps away from our fine dining restaurant. He steadfastly built the business into one of the top seventy-five institutional food companies in the country before selling to Sysco Foods in 1988. Throughout his career, he was known for his passion, loyalty, commitment to quality and his benevolence. It is Bricco's goal to honor Mr. Olewine and his family by embracing his legacy of quality, integrity and service.
We believe that great cuisine features the freshest and best quality ingredients on the market. This project has been partially funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. As such, we emphasize the use of Pennsylvania agricultural products and local producers through the PA Preferred Program. Pennsylvania is a world leader in the production of high quality agricultural products. Bricco's Mediterranean and Italian cuisine serves as the gastronomic canvas upon which Pennsylvania products are used to create a culinary masterpiece. Our students gain invaluable experience learning how to source local producers and utilize them as partners in the creation of world class cuisine.
Finally, please don't forget to visit our two retail shops on Chestnut Street, Olewine's Meat and Cheese House, and Ciao! Bakery. Olewine's features raw portions of our quality meats and specialty cheeses for your enjoyment at home. Ciao! Bakery features artisan breads, specialty pastries and desserts, including wedding cakes prepared in our kitchens and featured at Bricco.
We hope you enjoy your experience and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you often. Buon Appetit!