"Top Chef" Fabio Viviani gives free cooking demo in Hallandale

The cover shot of Fabio Viviani's cookbook, which will be released in the spring.

Chef Fabio Viviani — the “Top Chef” Season 5 fan favorite — is coming to Winn-Dixie, 1515 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 for a free cooking demonstration.

As brand ambassador for Bertolli Olive Oils, Viviani will be making perfect Italian meatballs.

Originally from Florence, Italy, where he also received his culinary training, Viviani owns two restaurants in California and hosts a regular spot on QVC and a Yahoo web series called “Chow Ciao!

He has written several cookbooks with a new book, “Fabio’s Italian Kitchen,” set for spring release.