City Paper has the scoop:
"Continuing their efforts to educate Philadelphia craft enthusiasts in the ways of Italian beers, this Tuesday Alla Spina (1410 Mt Vernon St.) is welcoming two collaboration beers from Brooklyn Brewery and Amarcord, an Italian craft brewery located in Rimini i.e. Fellini country.
AMA Bionda, a blonde brewed with Sicilian orange blossom honey and and AMA Bruna, a brown ale with notes of caramelized sugar and toffee are making their Philadelphia-area debut. Amacord's Andrea Pianini will be on hand to chat and both brews will be served with a complimentary paired plate."
"The dinner was not only the perfect opportunity to get a taste of Vetri's food without taking the trip to Philly, but also a great mini-lesson in Italian cuisine. Chef Vetri took breaks between cooking in the open kitchen to talk about each course before it was served, and the intimate classroom-like setting meant that there were plenty of opportunities to chat with the chef one-on-one between courses. Eataly's wine team provided an Italian wine pairing for every course, as well as some background on each bottle. And if the communal seating weren't enough, the abundance of good wine and good food ensured that you would make new friends before the meal was through."
Check out more text and a slideshow here.
"Carrot gnocchi. Squash gnocchi. Beet gnocchi. Eating in restaurants around Italy in the mid 1990s, Marc Vetri discovered these vegetable-based versions of one of his favorite pastas. They inspired him to create a recipe for spinach gnocchi using eggs, bread crumbs, Grana Padano cheese and a little flour; they’re more intensely flavorful than the traditional ricotta kind. Vetri finishes the dish with brown butter and ricotta salata shavings. The gnocchi have been on Vetri Ristorante’s menu since the place opened in 1998, and the only thing that’s changed is the size. 'We first made one that looked like a big spinach meatball,' says Vetri. 'But guests thought the other pastas were small in comparison. Since then, we’ve served the gnocchi in all sizes, from three large ones to 12 very small ones.'"
Read the recipe here.
The menu, still being worked on, will feature wood-fired pies not unlike some of the current offerings at Osteria. We've been testing in our kitchens and can't wait to show you what we've come up with.
More details soon.
The James Beard Awards will be handed out on May 3 in New York City.
"The book, which will require a research trip to Italy, will cover artisan makers, factories, doughs, flavoring, shapes, stuffings, combinations.
'It will be the pasta book to end all pasta books,' Vetri said, before a long pause. 'I hope.'
MS is due a year from now, with a March 2015 pub date."
Great Chefs Event happens June 11 at Urban Outfitters' HQ at Navy Yard in south Philadelphia. The event will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation & Vetri Foundation for Children and we can't wait to see you there.
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Here's the list; you'll have to head to YP.com to read chef Vetri's reasons:
The Publican - Chicago, IL Frasca Food & Wine - Boulder, CO Per Se - New York, NY Joe Beef - Montreal, Canada Providence - Los Angeles, CA
I also made this Marc Vetri Braised Monkfish recipe recently that was amazing. Really going niche here with these tweets. Sorry.— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) March 7, 2013
The recipe can be found in Vetri's cookbook, Rustic Italian Food.
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We've uploaded the article for you to read here.
- Great Chefs Event 2013
Tue 06.11.13 at 12:00am